Tony Pearman of Access in Roanoke has received the 2010 Silver Medal Award from AAF Roanoke. Pearman is co-creator, CEO and chief creative officer of Access, a Roanoke-based advertising, design and public relations company.
The Silver Medal Award is given to an individual who has had outstanding success in the field of advertising; shown a consistent high degree of creativity and original thinking; worked to increase the stature and raise the standards for the advertising profession; and been active in the community, and/or within AAF Roanoke.
Throughout his career, Pearman has been actively involved in many industry organizations. He has served on the board of directors of Ad2 Roanoke; the board of directors of AAF Roanoke, including two terms as President; and Governor and Chairman of the Board of AAF District 3.
As a member of the American Advertising Federation’s board of directors, Pearman was appointed to two terms as Chair of the National ADDY Committee. In addition to his many industry contributions, Pearman has served two terms for the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge and has been part of Prevent Child Abuse’s executive committee.
He is also an annual contributor to Partners for Youth. Over the course of his career, Pearman has been awarded over 300 ADDY awards on a local, regional and national level, four Best in Show Awards, The Kendig Award, an award from the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board for his work with the Children’s Advocacy Center, and has been recognized by such advertising giants as PRINT and ID magazines.
Pearman will be presented with the Silver Medal Award at a special event held May 27 at Schaal’s Metamorphosis in downtown Roanoke.