Retired RIESTER Co-Owner and Chief Creative Officer Tom Ortega Named 2023 Advertising Person Of The Year

Tom Ortega was recognized as the 2023 Ad Person of the Year for his commitment to being a champion of using advertising to make the world a better place and for being such a beloved leader.  During his 30-year run at RIESTER, first as a freelance copywriter and eventually as co-owner and chief creative officer, Tom was a prolific producer of award-winning campaigns that were on point and extremely effective.  Today, Tom is devoting his inspirational leadership to First Place AZ, an innovative residential community for adults with autism who want to live independently, where we know his talents will be on display for years to come.