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NYAM Trustee and Fellow Edward T. Lewis Inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame

 
Edward Lewis

The New York Academy of Medicine congratulates Board of Trustees member, NYAM Fellow, and friend Edward T. Lewis on his induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame. 

Founded in 1948 by the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Hall of Fame is a veritable who’s who in the advertising industry. Now in its 65th year, on April 7 at the Waldorf Astoria, Mr. Lewis officially joins an illustrious group of over 190 extraordinary men and women who have made significant contributions to advertising and society including David Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Jay Chiat, William S. Paley, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Ted Turner, and J. Walter Thompson, to name just a few.

Mr. Lewis’s contributions to the field of communications are extensive. In 1970 he co-founded Essence Communications, one of the country’s largest African-American multimedia organizations, and served at the helm for 35 years, nurturing its many properties to become industry leaders including Essence Magazine, the Essence Awards and the Essence Music Festival. He is also a founder of Latina Magazine, serving as Chairman since 2008. He is currently Senior Advisor to Solera Capital.

Mr. Lewis serves on numerous boards in addition to NYAM’s, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of America, and he is the former Chairman of the Harlem Village Academy. Mr. Lewis was the first African-American Chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America. Previously, he served on the boards of Columbia Teacher’s College, Spelman College, and Tuskegee University. President Barack Obama asked him to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and University. He was also appointed to the New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Transition Committee, the Partnership of New York City, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

Source: The American Advertising Federation Advertising Hall of Fame.

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Posted on March 17, 2014

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Gina Ravosa
Director of Marketing & Communications
The New York Academy of Medicine
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