With more than 65 years of history, the KCDMA still thrives, thanks to the dedication, skills and energy of leading direct marketers and forward-thinking companies.

We salute our Past Presidents and Recipients of the Bob Stone Direct Marketer of the Year Award for making KCDMA the success it is today, and for unrivaled excellence in direct marketing. We greet our Young Direct Marketers of the Year as the way pavers of tomorrow’s definition of successful direct marketing.

PAST PRESIDENTS

2016-2017 Susannah Sulsar
2015-2016 Matt King
2014-2015 Jessica Best
2013-2014 Kirk Chritton
2012-2013 Sandy Pennington
2011-2012 Susan Reiter
2010-2011 Jackson Davis
2009-2010 Angela Ridpath
2008-2009 Merritt Engel
2007-2008 Elizabeth Usovicz
2006-2007 Missy Bruhn
2005-2006 Steve Trollinger
2004-2005 Ted Ahrenholtz
2003-2004 Jill Long
2002-2003 Chris Dickey
2001-2002 Gregory Gragg
2000-2001 Bob Merrigan
1999-2000 Pam Linwood
1998-1999 Alan Weber
1997-1998 Kristy McKibben
1996-1997 Margaret Horan
1995-1996 Jenny Super
1994-1995 Brent Fuson
1993-1994 John Goodman
1992-1993 Lois Boyle-Brayfield
1990-1991 Scott Busch
1989-1990 Debbie Hagen
1988-1989 Paul Klein II
1987-1988 Larry Hawks
1986-1987 Anne Ryan
1985-1986 Tom Houston
1984-1985 Jim Thorman
1983-1984 Pat Friesen
1982-1983 Jack Schmid
1981-1982 William Steinhardt
1978-1981 Al Tikwart, Jr.
1976-1978 James Carney
1975-1976 Mike Rose
1974-1975 Keith Cravens
1973-1974 Paul Guignon
1972-1973 Earl Hogan
1971-1972 Ed Dobbins
1970-1971 Bob Zulauf
1969-1970 Jim Duffin
1968-1969 Maxwell Ross
1967-1968 Ted Isaac
1966-1967 Donald J. Thorman
1965-1966 Joe Cooper

1948-1965

Martin Baier
Walter Berkowitz
Bob Bonebrake
Marcus Braun
Joe McGee, Jr.
Jack Tillotson, Sr.
John Walker

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS

Pat Friesen
Earl Hogan
Martin Baier
Bob Bonebrake
Marcus Braun
Gail Howey
Jack Schmid
Bob Stone
Bob White

AWARD WINNERS

BOB STONE DIRECT MARKETER OF THE YEAR HONOREES

2016 Larry Duncan
2015 Susan Reiter
2014 David Cacioppo
2013 Elizabeth Usovicz
2012 Merritt Engel
2011 Jill Dollins
2010 Peter Long
2009 Kurt Ruf
2008 Sarah Cline
2007 Pam Linwood
2006 Paul Guignon
2005 Bob Merrigan
2004 Alan Weber
2003 Margaret Horan
2002 Brent Fuson
2001 Lois Boyle-Brayfield
1999 Jerry Cicero
1998 Annie Hurlbut
1997 Scott Busch
1996 Debbie Hagen
1995 John Goodman
1994 Paul Klein II
1993 Larry Hawks
1992 Greg Bruner
1991 Earl Hogan
1990 Pat Friesen
1989 Bob White
1988 Jack Schmid
1987 Bob Bonebrake
1986 Maxwell Ross
1985 Martin Baier
1984 Bob Stone

YOUNG DIRECT MARKETER OF THE YEAR HONOREES

2016 Jen Mitchell
2015 Carolyn Anderson
2014 Tory Thaemert
2013 Marti Rosche
2012 Chase Wilson
2011 Chris Lakin
2010 SallyAnn Gray
2009 Jessica Best
2008 Stephanie Ayers
2007 Kate Johnson
2006 Merritt Engel
2003 Steve Trollinger
2002 Ted Ahrenholtz
2001 Chris Dickey

AMBIT BEST OF SHOW AWARD WINNERS

2016 emfluence
2015 REACTOR Design Studio
2014 REACTOR Design Studio
2013 ER Marketing
2012 REACTOR Design Studio
2011 Muller Bressler Brown
2010 Bernstein-Rein Advertising
2009 Sprint
2008 Bernstein-Rein Advertising
2007 J. Schmid & Associates
2006 Summit Marketing
2005 Meers Marketing
2004 Barkley Evergreen And Partners
2003 Bernstein-Rein Advertising
2002 J. Schmid & Associates
2001 J. Schmid & Associates
1999 J. Schmid & Associates
1998 Cookbook Publishers, Inc.
1997 MRA
1996 IMPACT Direct Marketing
1995 Unell & Associates
1994 Wolferman’s
1993 J. Schmid & Associates
1992 Hogan & Associates
1991 RFD Travel
1990 All Packaging Co., Inc.
1989 Resource & Development Group, Inc.

PIONEER AWARD

2016 Gina Danner
2006 Jim Thorman
2002 Jack Jonathon
1996 Tom Houston
1994 Mike Rose
1992 Jim Dollins
1992 Paul Guignon
1990 Bill Steinhardt
1990 Al Tikwart, Jr.

Barbara Antrim Bledsoe

GET INVOLVED

HOW CAN YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
BY GETTING INVOLVED WITH KCDMA!

KCDMA is proud to be one of the most active direct marketing organizations in the country. When you sign up to join a committee, you’ll benefit from the networking and working together on new experiences. Plus, we usually have quite a bit of fun, too. You can sign up to help with one event or the whole year, offer up your own marketing skills on the communications team, or help plan our big annual full-day summit, the Advanced Marketing Symposium right here in Kansas City.

Ready to get started? Email us to learn about committee opportunities today! Or contact the Board member in charge of the project or team that interests you..