Lifetime Achievement Awards

Since its inception in 1978, the City and Regional Magazine Association has recognized leading members of the industry by giving them the Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor is given occasionally — not annually.  The recipient is chosen from nominations by members. The honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the magazine publishing industry. The recipient of the RR Donnelley Milton W. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award is announced and honored at the Awards Ceremony at the climax of the Annual CRMA Conference.

Recipients

1990
Clay Felker, Founder, New York Magazine
David Pellegrin, Publisher, Honolulu Magazine
Ed Self, Founder, San Diego Magazine

1991
Jack Limpert, Editor, Washingtonian Magazine
Sylvan Meyer, Founder, Miami/South Florida Magazine

1992
Gregory Curtis, Editor, Texas Monthly
Delle Monache, Publisher, Los Angeles Magazine

1994
Peter Herrndorf, Publisher, Toronto Life Magazine
 
1995
Burton Cohen, Publisher, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
 
1998
Max Brown, Publisher, Columbus Monthly
 
1999
Lee Walburn, Editor, Atlanta Magazine
 
2000
D. Herbert Lipson, Sr., Owner/Publisher, Philadelphia and Boston magazines
 
2002
Milton Jones, Publisher/CEO, Palm Springs Life
 
2003
Richard Babcock, Editor, Chicago Magazine
 
2004
Michael R. Levy, Founder/Publisher, Texas Monthly
 
2005
Clay Felker, Founder, New York Magazine

2006
Pat Mathews, Publisher, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
 
2007
Kenneth Neill, Publisher, Memphis Magazine
 
2008
Jim Fitzpatrick, President, San Diego Magazine
 
2009
Michael O'Brien, President/Co-Publisher, Sacramento.Magazine

2010
Brian Anderson, Editor, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

2011
C. James Dowden, Executive Director, City and Regional Magazine Association

2012
Robert F. Martinelli, President, Today Media, Inc.

2013
Deborah Paul, Executive Vice President, Editorial Director, Emmis Communications

2014
John Fennell, Meredith Chair in Service Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism

2015
Seija Goldstein, a business consultant specializing in strategic business evaluations and mergers and acquisitions advisory work for regional media companies

2016

Gary Johnson,  President, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

To nominate a publishing leader for the RR Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award, contact CRMA Executive Director Cate Sanderson at cate@sandersonmgt.com.