Hall Of Fame

Members of the AAF-Knoxville Advertising Hall of Fame are among the very best in advertising. They have shown throughout their careers a commitment to excellence and have helped advanced the advertising industry in Knoxville and surrounding areas.

Hall of Fame Inductees:

1997:
John P. Hart, WBIR-TV10
Art Lavidge, Lavidge & Associates
Ken Maxwell, Maxwell Productions

1998:
Susan Metros, University of Tennessee
Curtis Parham, CP Productions
Ann Staup, Direct Mail Services

1999:
Charlie Brooks, Brooks Photography
Jim Early, Early & Associates
Tom Jester, Jester Productions

2000:
Bobby Denton, Dick Broadcasting
Ann Proud, Media Directions Advertising
Chris Wise,Lancaster Consulting Group

2001:
Hal Atwater, Davis Newman Payne
Ed Brantley, WIVK
Pat Dawson, Tennessee Valley Fair
Jim Dick, WIVK
Rev. J. Bazzel Mul, WJBZ
Dr. Ron Taylor, University of Tennessee

2002:
Dino Cartwright, WVLT
Skip Jordan, Davis Newman Payne
Jerry Smith, The Tombras Group

2003:
Bob Hasentufel, Bob Hasentufel Productions
Charles Tombras Jr., The Tombras Group
Linda Walker, WIVK

2004:
Jim Ridings, South Central Communications
Liz Tombras. WBIR-TV10
Jenni Wylie, WIVK
Dorothy Smith, Smith Marketing
Angela Wires, Creative Services

2005:
Lee Benedetti, Citadel Broadcasting
Dick Harrison, Harrison O’Neal
Chuck Morris, Morris Creative

2006:
Lisa Duncan, Knoxville News Sentinel
Jamie Lewis, Praise FM
Phyllis Samples, Phyllis Samples Creative

2007:
Bill Conway Jr., Conway Marketing Communications
Phil Hardison, Phil Hardison Films
Bruce Hartmann,Knoxville News Sentinel

2008:
Bob Crossland, Lamar Advertising
Ellen Liston, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Max Shell, Covenant Health

2009:
Tom Hembree, Food City
Sam Littleton, WVLT-TV
Paul Scoonover, Asen Advertising & Marketing

2010:
Wayne Bowman, Bowman Creative + Strategy
Steve Early, Vol Network
David Jacobs, The Tombras Group

2011:
Jennifer Holder, First Tennessee Bank
Ben McWhorter, Citadel Broadcasting
Steve Richardson, The Tombras Group

2012:
Cecile Collins, Arby’s Restaurants
Jeff Lee, WBIR
Brian Potter, The Tombras Group

2013:
Cory Dickson, Cumulus Media
Chris Hornsby, Hornsby Brand Design
Steve Bowman, E.W. Scripps/Knoxville News Sentinel

2014:
Billy M. Rivet, On-Belay Medical and On-Belay Foundation
Marti Townsend, The Knoxville News Sentinel
Susie Norris, OrangeApple Branding

2015:
Josh Loebner, Designsensory
Jeremy Floyd, BPV Capital Management
Karl Thomas, Lundy Thomas Advertising and Public Relations

2016:
Michael Torano, Knoxville Opera
Guy Jacobssen, The Tombras Group
Dean Littleton, WVLT

2017: 
Sue Renfro, Knoxville Area Rescue Mission
Brian Ford, Elastic Pictures
Joseph Nother, Designsensory