Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boris Kodjoe, Soledad O’Brien Honored at 2012 ADCOLOR Awards


LAS VEGAS, NV - This month, actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Boris Kodjoe joined an illustrious group of industry innovators when he received the 2012 ADCOLOR® All-Star Award presented by Omnicom Group.  The award was presented in recognition for his exceptional work with his charity dedicated to his daughter, Sophie's Voice Foundation, and his contributions to film, TV, stage, business and media. 

“We're so thrilled to be honoring Mr. Kodjoe this year; deciding who to name All-Star is never an easy decision with so many game-changers out there, but after meeting with Boris, learning more about him and the amazing philanthropic work he does, I knew he really exemplified what we look for in an All-Star,” Tiffany R. Warren, Founder of The ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference and senior vice president, chief diversity officer for Omnicom Group Inc., shared.

Additionally, Soledad O’Brien, Host of CNN's “Starting Point” & Co-Founder of the Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation also received The CATALYST award presented by Draftfcb in honor of her exceptional track record in the media industry.  In attendance at the 2012 ADCOLOR Awards were David Banner, rapper/ entrepreneur; Michele Thornton, Vice President, TV Adsales, Centric TV; and Harry Shum Jr., dancer, actor-Glee, choreographer and singer.  Pictured is Michele Thornton, Tiffany R. Warren and Soledad O'Brien.  The awards were presented at the 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference held from October 18-20th at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  For a full list of honorees, please visit http://adcolor.org.

About ADCOLOR:
ADCOLOR® is a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization that seeks to support and inspire professionals of color and diversity champions within the advertising, marketing, media and related industries by celebrating the accomplishments of diverse role models and industry leaders. ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions of diversity and inclusion by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow.  http://adcolor.org

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