AAM Announces Individual Marketing Achievement Award Recipients

The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM), the leading trade association focused exclusively on marketing and business development for the accounting industry, announced the recipients of its individual Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA). Individual awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievements in the accounting marketing profession, as well as contributions to AAM.

Lori Colvin and Katie Tolin Inducted into the AAM Hall of Fame

Katie Tolin

Katie Tolin

Being inducted into the AAM Hall of Fame is the highest honor in the field of accounting marketing. Inductees must have 10 years or more of service and be known for their outstanding accomplishments as a leader of the association.

Katie Tolin, chief growth guide, CPA Growth Guides, a well-known leader in the accounting industry was named as one of this year’s honorees. A seasoned marketer with a history of working for Top 100 firms, today she works as a consultant helping CPA firms grow top-line revenue. She is a sought after speaker presenting to organizations both large and small. Over the years she has won numerous awards that include being recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2014. Tolin has been a member of AAM since 2003.

Lori Colvin

Lori Colvin

 

Lori Colvin, partner and chief marketing officer at San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino LLP (FY14 net revenue of $129.5 million) was also inducted in the Hall of Fame. An AAM member since 2001, she is an experienced marketer promoting the goals of AAM as a speaker or mentor sharing her knowledge skills and expertise. Known for her passion for her work and her belief in her firm, she has effectively guided them to success. She is responsible for their strategic planning, implementation and growth initiatives.

Melissa Brogan Named Volunteer of the Year

Melissa Brogan

Melissa Brogan

The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes dedication to AAM, involvement on committees and/or special projects, as well as their professional accomplishments. Melissa Brogan of Cincinnati-based Barnes Dennig (FY14 net revenue of $15.7 million) has been instrumental the past two years in producing AAM’s annual conference. She is tireless in her efforts to support the organization and brings a fresh perspective to the projects she takes on as evidenced in this year’s theme, “InNEWvation”.

Katie Butler and Ian McManis Honored as Rookie of the Year

A marketer on the rise demonstrating distinction in the field, the Rookie of the Year shows creativity, initiative and ambition with their firm.

Katie Butler of Weinstein Spira focused on creating and fostering a marketing culture and leading a high-profile business development initiative. Due to her successful work, she has contributed to making record-breaking, upward-trending results a reality for her firm.

Ian McManis of Barnes Dennig was honored for making a powerful impact in a short time. Implementing logo and brand standard updates and serving as an integral part of the adoption and integration of his firms marketing automation and CRM systems.