Terri Jones was honored recently at the Hotel Roanoke as the 2009 recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award. Established in 1959, the Silver Medal Award Program recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.
Also winner of the 2007 PRNews Agency Executive of the Year and the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley’s 2007 Advertising Person of the Year, Jones brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate and agency public relations to her role as senior vice president of AccessPR. Her portfolio includes story placement with USA Today, “Good Morning America,” “Today Show,” The Washington Post and National Public Radio.
Jones was honored, and good naturedly “roasted,” by Access colleagues Gary Gilmore, Sara Bemiller, John Carlin and Todd Marcum, as well as, Thomas Becher, President of tba, Chris Henson, of MediaFrenzy and Jones’s son, Bryan Lewis.
Nancy May, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations of HCA Virginia (Southwest Market), was also on hand to share stories and praise Jones’s work.