2023 STAR AWARDS GALA
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.
Congratulations to our 2023 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Recipients!
Out of Home or Print Account Executive
Karen Hernandez, Outfront Media
Out of Home or Print Media Manager or VP
Jimmy Hintz, Clear Channel Outdoor
Sports Team Professional
Amber Sellers, Professional Sports Partners
Digital Sales Professional (All Media)
Angie Aranda, iHeart Media
On-Air TV Personality
Mia Gradney, KHOU
Local TV Account Executive
Victor Guajardo, KTRK
TV Sales Manager or Director of Sales
Lori Hanson, KHOU
TV News Director
Liz Roldan, KHOU
TV Market Manager or VP
Bobby Springer, KHOU
Radio Producer or News Director
Figgy Fig, Audacy
Radio On-Air Personality
Robert Guerrero, Radio One
Local Radio Account Executive
Missy Alwais, iHeartMedia
Radio Sales Manager or Director
Rachel Signorelli, Audacy
Radio Program Director or Operations Director
Melissa Chase, Audacy
Radio Market Manager or VP
Sarah Frazier, Audacy
Promotions Director or Marketing Professional
Jonathan Cook, Radio One
Local Media Sales Assistant or Traffic Assistant
Irma Diaz, iHeart Media
Local Community Affairs Director
Rick Boeker, Telemundo
Local Agency Support Staff
Alexia Huesca, Mind Dance Marketing
Local Agency Account Service/Brand Management
Michelle Holmes, Mind Dance Marketing
Local Agency Buyer
Athena Anzaldua, Love Advertising
Local Agency Planner
Maria De La Riva, Love Advertising
Local Agency Digital Professional
Marc Vasquez, Strike Marketing
Local Agency Media Director or Associate Media Director
Kelley Rodriguez, Love Advertising
Brenda Love, Love Advertising
Agency of the Year (Small)
Brivic Media Group
Agency of the Year (Large)
Malone Media Group
MAH Rising Star
Mara Diaz, Brivic Media Group
Market Rock Star
Elizabeth Bond, KHOU