STAR AWARDS GALA
Thank you all to our wonderful chairs, committees, and sponsors
that made our awards night one to remember!
Congratulations to our Silver Star honoree, Judy Lakin, and to all of our winners!
2019 STAR AWARDS WINNERS
Digital Sales Professional (OOH, Print, Radio, & TV Exclusive)
Angela Wilson, iHeart Radio
Digital Sales Professional (Digital Exclusive)
Stacy Hooper, Centro
Digital Sales Manager (All Media)
Tammy Guest, KTRK
Out of Home or Print Account Executive
Karen Hernandez-Lix, Outfront Media
Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP
Chris O'Donnell, Outfront Media
Sports Team Professional
Lacey Berlau, Houston Texans
On-Air TV Personality
Tom Koch, KTRK
Local TV Account Executive
Celina Bautovich, KHOU
TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales
Millie Adan Garza, Houston Public Media
TV News Director
Sally Ramirez, KHOU
TV Market Manager or VP
Harvey Saxer, KIAH
Radio Producer or News Director
David Fehling, Houston Public Media
Radio On-Air Personality
Sarah Pepper, Entercom
Local Radio Account Executive
Laura Filippone, Cox Media
Radio Sales Manager or Director of Sales
Joe Cesaratto, iHeart Media
Radio Program Director or Operations Director
Josh Adams, Houston Public Media
Radio Market Manager or VP
Eddie Martiny, iHeart Radio
National Sales Manager
Gwen Anderson, KTRK
Marketing or Promotions Director
Lauren Graff, Outfront Media
Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant
Lupe Castro, Cox Media
Local Community Affairs Director
Cynthia Cisneros, KTRK
Hope Dubois, iHeart Radio
Local Agency Support Staff
Ally Thonsgaard, Richards/Carlberg
Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management
Christy Saxer, Briggs and Caldwell
Local Agency Buyer
Thomas Goggins, Strike Marketing
Local Agency Planner
Kristina Early, Briggs and Caldwell
Local Agency Digital Professional
Kelley Robinson, Brivic Media
Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director
Stephanie Weaver McKee, Richards/Carlberg
Tina Boaz Murray, Mind Dance Marketing
Agency of the Year (Small)
Briggs & Caldwell
Agency of the Year (Large)
MAH Rising Star
Kandis Lakin, Outfront Media
Market Rock Star
Judy Lakin, Cox Media
Ever wonder how nominee selection and voting works for Star Awards?
Here's what you need to know!
Those who won an award for a specific category the previous year are not eligible to be nominated for that same category the following year, however they can be nominated for other categories if applicable.
Each company can submit one nomination ballot for first round of voting.
Nominees must be in the Houston Market.
TV, Radio, Out of Home and Print companies will receive 20 votes in addition to their membership.
If there is no membership, then they will just receive 20 votes.
Agencies receive 10 votes in addition to their membership.
If there is no membership, they will just receive 10 votes.
MAH Members receive the number of votes outlined in their membership, in addition to their given votes.
Example: If KHOU has a 5 person membership, they will receive 25 votes (5 for their membership, 20 for being a TV station)
Individual members are eligible to vote.
First round of voting—the top three or four nominees for each round will move on to the final round of voting.
For categories, like MAH Rising Star and Market Rock Star or any category where there is a close tie, four will move on to the final round of voting.
Each nominee for the final round of voting will be sent an essay to complete, as part of their overall score.
Essays will be sent to 10 out-of-market judges who will submit their ballots to the CPA.
All essay scores and voting scores will be submitted to a CPA to tabulate the final winner for each category.
Scoring is 55% voting and 45% essay for final scores.