Honors Night 2023

Every year our Honors Night gala recognizes the organizations and individuals for their accomplishments in the industry and for their support of the AEF’s mission of educating and inspiring young talent. Dinner proceeds help fulfill AEF’s educational initiatives for professors and students and contribute to building the next generation of talent.

Honors Night 2023

The gala event will take place Monday, October 2 at The Pierre in NYC.
6:00pm – Cocktails
7:00pm – Dinner and presentations

Raja Rajamannar

Lifetime Achievement Award

Raja Rajamannar
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Greg Lyons

Marketer Award

PepsiCo Beverages
Accepted by: Greg Lyons
Chief Marketing Officer at PepsiCo Beverages North America

Ann Mukherjee

Inspire Award

Ann Mukherjee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NA
Pernod Ricard

Michael Komasinski

Agency Award

Accepted by: Michael Komasinski
Chief Executive Officer, dentsu Americas

Amy Reisenbach

Media Award

Accepted by: Amy Reisenbach
President, CBS Entertainment

AEF will also celebrate 10 Talent Champions who work with their peers and academia to inspire top students to choose marketing and advertising as a career and advance marketing capabilities with a goal of achieving true diversity and inclusion in our organizations from the entry-level up.

2023 Honors Night Talent Champions

"Our future marketing and advertising leaders are not just looking for a job, they are looking for a meaningful career that will make a positive impact on society."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation