As the winner of the 2010 American Advertising Federation – Tampa Bay (AAF-TB) Silver Medal Award, Glen Peak has the honor of presenting the 2011 award to Paul Catoe, President of Tampa Bay & Company, the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Silver Medal Award is bestowed annually by American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapters throughout the country to outstanding members of their local advertising community. Glen Peak presents the award to Mr. Catoe at The ADDY Awards Gala on February 24 at Lowry Park Zoo.
As President & CEO of the Tampa Bay & Co. since 1999, Catoe has been a distinguished member of the Tampa Bay advertising community for many years. Glen Peak remarks, “Paul has been a significant contributor to Tampa Bay growth—hosting a Super Bowl and growing the area rapidly as a convention and vacation destination.” Prior to joining the CVB, Catoe served as the President and General Manager of WFLA-TV, Tampa Bay’s NBC affiliate. A 30-year Tampa Bay resident, Catoe has been very active in the community, serving on the CVB’s board of directors for six years and as chairman in 1998. Catoe is on the board of directors for the Outback Bowl, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
AAF-TB President Barry Wallace stated “The Silver Medal is seen as one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an advertising professional by his/her peers. We are thrilled to be honoring Paul for his dedication to the industry and to the Tampa Bay area.”
For many local chapters, awarding the AAF Silver Medal is the highlight of their year. It enhances the image of advertising by recognizing a local advertising professional for their industry and community involvement.
About AAF – Tampa Bay
The American Advertising Federation – Tampa Bay exists to support its members, the community and the advertising industry. Its mission is to promote fellowship, education and career enhancement among members of the advertising community; foster and recognize excellence in advertising; champion public service causes; build an understanding of the role and benefits of advertising at all levels; and encourage advertising self-regulation and continuous improvement to raise industry benchmarks.
About the Silver Medal Award
Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges consisting of past Silver Medal winners and past presidents from each local club of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Judges use the following criteria when making their selections: contribution to the community, creative ability, contribution to the advancement of advertising, betterment of his/her own company.