CEO of Kruskopf & Co. to receive the AAF’s Silver Medal Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to advertising, creative excellence and social responsibility.
Agency owner, small business maven, and Shark Tank survivor Sue Kruskopf is the recipient of the 2017 American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award. She’s only the 6th woman to receive the honor in 58 years.
As one of the first female ad agency CEOs in the Twin Cities, Kruskopf is a pioneer. Kruskopf & Co. is one of the longest running, Certified Woman-Owned and independently owned local agencies. Her agency’s commitment to cutting through BS, finding the truth, and solving problems with smart, bold ideas has led to its recognition by the One Show, Communication Arts, and a Best in Show at The Show.
But her accomplishments don’t stop there. As a member of the local chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization, Sue contributes what she’s learned along the way with other women business owners to help all women be successful in business.
In support of her Silver Medal nomination, KC’s management team (President Dean Huff and VP Creative Directors Mike Cronin and Robb Burnham) said:
“As the management team of Kruskopf & Company—two of whom have worked beside Sue for more than 16 years—we have seen firsthand her contributions to Minnesota business and specifically to this advertising community. She fosters a culture of curiosity, creativity and collaboration that permeates the agency and has led to an enviable employee tenure.”
Kruskopf adds her Silver Medal Award to an already impressive list: Most Innovative Women, Women to Watch, 40 under 40 and The (Real) Power 50.
Celebrations are scheduled to begin in the Truth Bar immediately.
About the Silver Medal Award
The AAF’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.