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Big Wigs 2019

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Lion King, Celebrating the Pride of Austin

Big Wigs 2019 will roar like no other! Each year Big Wigs honors local professionals who reign supreme and celebrates the contributions of industry roles in media, printing, and more.

Join the us on October 24th at Native Hostel to celebrate this year’s Big Wigs.

This Year’s Top Finalists for the Final Ballot:

Educator of the Year Finalists

Jenny Buschhorn, Texas State University

Helena Abbing, GSD&M

Bart Cleveland, Job Propulsion Lab

Matthew McConaughey, University of Texas

Lisa Dobias, University of Texas

Best IT Support Finalists

Jill Carley, T3

Darin Grinst, Proof

Loretta Edwards, GSD&M

Heather Serpico, R/GA

Sebastian Santos, GSD&M

Best Digital Rep Finalists

Ashley Dunn, Statesman Media

Emily Scruggs, Proof

Lisa Nelson, Pandora

James McNeal, Q1Media

Brad Copeland, Pandora Media

Best Digital Producer Finalists

Bina Chauhan, Sherry Matthews Group

Kristina Shumway, R/GA

Matthew Morris, Proof

Ali Peace, T3

Morgan McCullough, McGarrah Jessee

Best Social Media Manager/Strategist Finalists

Janice Suter, GSD&M

Kaitlyn Hieb, R/GA

Stephanie Raddock, T3

Evan Walker, GSD&M

Emily Scruggs, Proof

Best Content Writer Finalists

Callie Musick, McGarrah Jessee

Matt Herron, T3

Carlyn Hinojosa, Third Ear

Bud Hasert, Proof

Devin Brown, R/GA

Best Blog Writer Finalists

Meredith Newell, Independent

Rachel Lee, Gartner

Best Talent Agent Finalists

Lisa Wickham, The Creative Group

Jessica Sloan, Collier Talent

Debora Duckett Wood, db Talent

Elaine Pertalli, Proof

Best Video Producer Finalists

Meredith Roach, Rabbit Foot

Kate Chartier, Proof

Laura Walters, R/GA

Angie Nelson, Sherry Matthews

Chris McInroy, T3

Valerie Ortiz, Third Ear

Best Sound Editor Finalists

Chris Erlon, Digital Domain

Josh Wilson, Ponysound

Bud Hasert, Proof

Best Commercial Producer Finalists

Kate Chartier, Proof

Michael McLaughlin, Third Ear

Karla Macias, GSD&M

Daniel Loyd, Austin American Statesman

John Estrada, City of Round Rock

Best Print Producer Finalists

Julie Wallace, Ant Farm Specialties

Ruby Pixley, Evoke Giant 

Helena Abbing, GSD&M

Tommy Salazaar, Third Ear

Best Printer Rep Finalists

Truett Holmes, Capital Printing

Larry Bolden, OneTouch Point

Thomas Lengel, Capital Printing

Best Printing Company Finalists


Capital Printing




Best Paper Company Rep Finalists

Bobby Mata, Clampitt

Best Paper Company Finalists


Best Exhibitor Rep Finalists

Sean Smith, Xtreme Xhibits

Larry Bolden, OneTouchPoint

Best Large Format Company Finalists


Most Likely To Be My Boss in 10 Years Finalists

Kate Gunning, R/GA

Sarah Hoffman, T3

Hunter Sunrise, McGarrah Jessee

Sara Holl, GSD&M

Michelle Flessner, Proof

Best Receptionist Finalists

Kylie Kowalski, T3

Tammy Holmes, GSD&M

Chantelle Magnan, McGarrah Jessee

Abigail Rink, Proof

Barbara Meisner, Xtreme Xhibits

Allison Smith, R/GA

Best Media Buyer Finalists

Jessica Alfred, GSD&M

Elizabeth Crawford, McGarrah Jessee

Jacquelyn Fisk, Third Ear

Ed Hausser, GSD&M

Charli Sowery, McGarrah Jessee

Best Media Planner Finalists

Lauren Markaverich, McGarrah Jessee

Devin Smith, GSD&M

Mack Magner, T3

Kaitlin Oakerson, McGarrah Jessee

Sabrina Jordan, GSD&M

Best Traffic Coordinator Finalists

Christiana Cody, T3

Micaela Acosta, Third Ear

Chris Welhausen, Sherry Matthews Group

Hunter Temperton, Q1Media

Becca Albrecht, White Hat Agency

Best Radio Rep Finalists

Dirk Doud, iHeart Media

Jaime Goggins, KUT

Angie Ray, iHeart Media

Brad Copland, Pandora

Karen Aalund, KUT

Best Outdoor/Cinema Rep Finalists

Brennan Ryan, Reagan Outdoor Advertising

Robert Kalman, Wilkins Media

Brent Cantwell, NCM

David Jette, Reagan Outdoor Advertising

Best Newspaper Rep Finalists

Courtney Albritton, Statesman

Emma Rice Tanner, Statesman

Sharon Woodard, Austin Business Journal

Beth Burton, Community Impact Newspapers

Ashley Dunn, Statesman Media

Best Magazine Rep Finalists

Tina Mullins, Austin Monthly

Best TV Rep Finalists

Melanie Cottier, KVUE

Lisa Walla, KXAN

Christie Humphries, KTBC

Chris Collins, KLRU

Alyson Weaver & Layne Bruner, KXAN

Jessica Dvorscak & JJ Kempler, KXAN

Best Promotional Rep Finalists

Dawn Olivo, Thomas Graphics

Clint Miller, Corporate Impressions

Michael Worthington, Classic Forms & Products

Best Company under 100 Employees Finalists


Chocolate Milk & Donuts


Sherry Matthews Group

Third Ear

Best Company 100 or more Employees Finalists




McGarrah Jessee


Unsung Hero Finalists

Allison Smith, R/GA

Lindsey Wilson, McGarrah Jessee

Mary Ellen Bruno, GSD&M

Charles Dickey, T3

Michele Lozen, McGarrah Jessee

The Biggest Wig Finalists

Ly Tran, Proof

Janice Suter, GSD&M

Jill Runyon, T3

Michael Polley, McGarrah Jessee

Candice Hahn, R/GA

Britton Upham, McGarrah Jessee


$45.00 –  Member Ticket

$50.00 – Non-Member Ticket

$300.00 – Member Table for 6

$325.00 – Non-Member Table for 6

$30.00 – Ad 2 Austin Member Ticket

Thank You to Our Sponsors


October 24, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Native Hostel
807 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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