KCDMA Past Presidents & Award Winners

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.

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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..