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Whittaker Wins Pinstripe Service Excellence Award

The 2011 Pinstripe Service Excellence Award Winner, Tamara Whittaker, with previous winners, Vinny Tafor (’05), Kate Whatley (’09) and Carl Vervisch (’08).

Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s immediate past president, Tamara Whittaker, received the 2011 Pinstripe Service Excellence Award at the American Advertising Federation – Tampa Bay Chapter’s ADDY Awards held on February 24 at the Dali Museum. Presented annually by past recipients, the award recognizes the Ad 2 member who demonstrates the most outstanding contributions to the organization.

Whittaker joined Ad 2 Tampa Bay in 2007 and immediately took on a leadership role. She has served as communications chair, secretary /treasurer, vice president and as the 2010-11 president. During her tenure as president, Whittaker led the public service team that developed the pro bono campaign I Own Me for The Spring of Tampa Bay to create awareness to prevent teen dating violence. Her team placed 3rd among 25 Ad 2 chapters across the country at the Ad 2 National Public Service Competition and received an internationally recognized Stevie Award for Women in Business.

Whittaker won a Telly Award and numerous ADDY awards as a senior project manager at Pinstripe Marketing, and has been recognized as a Rising Star by tbt* Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer Award. She currently serves as Ad 2 National Public Service Chair and is an active alumnus of the University of South Florida.

“Tamara’s contributions to Ad 2 Tampa Bay have been immeasurable,” said Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing and former Ad 2 president. “Her focus on education, public service, fundraising activities, providing better programs and more leadership opportunities for members made her the obvious choice for this award.”

ABOUT AD 2 TAMPA BAY
Ad 2 Tampa Bay, Inc., an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, is a non-profit organization of advertising professionals under the age of 32. As a eleven-time National Ad 2 Club of the Year, the organization takes pride in providing both members and the community with quality educational programs, national award-winning public service campaigns, professional interaction, member employment services, fun-filled social events and much more. For more information, please visit www.ad2tampabay.org.

ABOUT PINSTRIPE MARKETING
Pinstripe Marketing is a full-service marketing agency specializing in promoting services firms. Pinstripe’s services include strategic planning and implementation, marketing communications, advertising, event planning, media buying, web design and public relations. For more information, please visit www.pinstripemarketing.com.

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