Jean Klündt, Managing Partner At Klündt | Hosmer, Selected as Spokane Advertising Federation Ad Professional of the Year
Jean Klündt, managing partner and creative director at Klündt | Hosmer was named the 2013 Ad Professional of the Year at the 2014 American Advertising Federation – Spokane (AAF) ADDY Awards & Gala event held at the Davenport Hotel on March 8, 2014.
The AAF Advertising Professional of the Year is an annual award recognizing one Spokane-region advertising professional for their contributions to the advertising industry and their position in the Spokane business community.
Jean was honored for her three decades of service to Spokane area companies and non-profits and for her 27-years of management at Klündt | Hosmer, a 13-person visual communication and brand development firm in Spokane, WA.
Jean’s community involvement has improved the images and services of many non-profit agencies including Logan Magazine, the Spokane Arts Commission, The Rypien Foundation, Olive Crest and First Night Spokane, to name a few.
Most recently, Jean served as an advisor on the Spokane Advertising Federation board, where she was instrumental in the concept, design, development and promotion of the 2014 ADDY Award “Roaring ‘20s” theme.
Her thousands of hours devoted to these community causes, in addition to her dedication to the design and advertising industry through her firm, Klündt | Hosmer, made Jean a very worthy recipient of this coveted award.
In the 57-year history of the SAF Advertising Professional of the Year, Jean is only the seventh woman to have earned this honor. She was nominated and selected though a peer review made up of past AAF Advertising Professional of the Year recipients.
The annual selection of each Advertising Professional of the Year is a very closely-guarded secret and came as a complete surprise to Jean.
The award ceremony commenced with an introduction by Shawn Davis, last year's Ad Pro recipient, along with a video presentation featuring photographs and interviews with Jean’s clients, business partners (including husband, Darin Klündt, the 2005 Ad Professional of the Year, and Rick Hosmer) and Klündt | Hosmer employees.
The event was followed by a reception for Jean at the Davenport Hotel, hosted by Klündt | Hosmer.