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Tom Ortega

First Place Board Member; RIESTER Chief Creative Officer

Tom is chief creative officer and partner at RIESTER, an independent advertising agency with offices in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Park City, and Washington, D.C. He oversees the development of all creative services, including television, radio, online video and print. His career has included creative roles with Phillips-Ramsey/McCann-Erickson in Phoenix and Crume and DBG&H, both in Dallas. Tom is also a contemporary artist. Over the years, his work has been shown from Arizona, Texas and Colorado to Guadalajara, Mexico, France and Bulgaria. His work has also been included in various publications.  

Tom’s work has earned several creative honors, with inclusion in Communication Arts Advertising and Design Annuals, Graphis International Advertising Annual and Radio Mercury Awards. He has also received various local, regional and national ADDY awards, including Copywriter of the Year twice and Creative Director of the Year. Tom has been a past sponsor of SARRC’s Annual Community Breakfast and has championed employing interns with ASD. 

 Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.