Former Executive Vice President, Marketing, The Los Angeles Times

Vance L. Stickell Memorial Student Internship Program

During his 39-year career in advertising, Vance Stickell established himself nationally as that rare combination of advertising statesman and practitioner.

He genuinely loved the advertising business and demonstrated this through his many accomplishments and an extraordinary ability to inspire others. Under his leadership, The Los Angeles Times became the second-largest daily metropolitan newspaper and the national leader in advertising revenues. That same commitment to excellence was extended to advertisers, to understanding their business as well as his own and to promoting their success as well as that of The Los Angeles Times.

Vance Stickell has served as the chairman of the American Advertising Federation and received the AAF's Silver Medal Award in 1986. As a longtime member of the Ad Council, and serving as its senior vice chairman, Stickell was instrumental in shaping the committee to address 32 major causes through public service advertising.

As a leader of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau and chairman of its Long Range Planning Committee, he pioneered numerous industry wide improvements including discounts for national advertisers, syndicated audience research and the standardization of page sizes and formats (SAUs).

His innovative thinking and contagious enthusiasm benefited the public sector as well. Vance Stickell helped to raise $6 million for the Amercian Red Cross' Los Angeles Chapter. He has also served in leadership positions with the Crippled Children's Society, the Greater Los Angeles Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Skid Row Development Corporation, the Central City Association, the Advertising Club of Los Angeles, Barlow Hospital and The Los Angeles Times Fund.