NEW YORK: Celebrity emcee Dave Chappelle (1st row, l. to r.) joins Chuck Bennett (escorting the pooch of the hour), creative director, TBWA/Chiat/Day, and Vada Hill, chief marketing officer, Taco Bell Corp., to celebrate their Grand Effie win at the New York American Marketing Association's 31st annual Effie Awards gala at the Marriott Marquis. Also celebrating the "Chihuahua" campaign's winning ways are (2nd row, l. to r.): Pam Keehn, account director, Clay Williams, creative director, Mia Von Sadovszky, planning director, and Ruth Amir, planning director, all of TBWA/Chiat/Day; Dan Buczaczer, associate manager-advertising, Taco Bell; Bob Kuperman, president-CEO of the Americas, TBWA Worldwide; and Mike Mirkil, advertising manager, and Laurie Gannon, public relations manager, both of Taco Bell.
NEW YORK: Advice, swing tips and how to use golf as a tool for business were topics of the evening as women from New York Women in Communications took to the tees at Chelsea Piers Golf Club, sponsored by Golf Digest Woman. Caught between strokes were (l. to r.): Trica Jean-Baptiste, president, Trica Jean-Baptiste Communications; Liz Reisman, editor, Golf Digest Woman; Barbara Brennan, VP, Lifetime TV; and Mina Zolfaghari, design director, Lizgolf by Liz Claiborne.
NEW YORK: New board members installed by Advertising Women of New York at a recent luncheon at the New York Hilton Hotel included (first row, l. to r.): Lyle Landon, VP-publisher, Educational Marketing Group, Scholastic Inc.; Celia Currin, director of marketing services, The Wall Street Journal, and AWNY second VP; Christy Ezelle, assistant director, MediaVest; Margie Goldsmith, president, MG Productions; Ruth Ayers, worldwide marketing director, TBWA Worldwide; Lori Erdos, VP-advertising sales, USA Today; and Nora McAniff, president, People. (Second row, l. to r.): Jill Manee, associate publisher-advertising director, Ad Age Group; Liz Schroeder, promotion director, DM News, and AWNY treasurer; Cyndi April, senior VP-associate media director, BBDO Worldwide; Christina Frohock, marketing services director, American Park Network/Meredith Corp.; Linda Dukette, VP-management supervisor, UniWorld Group; Ellen Flahive, publisher, American Park Network/Meredith Corp., and AWNY president; Connie Livsey, editorial brand manager, Victoria; Kamy Rizzo, publisher, SRDS Consumer Magazine Advertising Source; Kathleen Ruane, senior partner-director of corporate communications and PR, Bozell Worldwide; and Carol Evans, chief operating officer-publisher, Chief Executive.
WASHINGTON: Matt Toledo (l.), publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal, and president of the Association of Area Business Publications, presented the media industry group's Lewis Conn Lifetime Achievement Award to Manuel Casiano, founder and chairman of Casiano Communications, San Juan, Puerto Rico, which publishes Caribbean Business Journal. The award program was held at the National Press Club during AABP's summer meeting.
LANDOVER, MD.: Victor Doolan (l.), president-CEO, BMW of North America, recently welcomed baseball legend Hank Aaron to the USAir Arena for "Politicians &