2003 Myles Standish and L. Ray Vahue Awards Presented
This year's Myles Standish award was presented to Kevin Reilly, Jr. who began his outdoor advertising career in 1979 as a salesman. Company management recognized his keen intellect and business acumen early in his career and he was quickly promoted. In 1989, he became president and CEO of Lamar Advertising, the role he holds today. In his quiet way, he pushed the envelope, taking the company public in 1996, and growing the business to become the third largest outdoor company in America.
OAAA chairman, Kevin Gleason, remarked that these individuals exemplify the qualities that make this industry strong: talent, conviction and integrity.