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BILL KOENIGSBERG

PRESIDENT, CEO & FOUNDER
HORIZON MEDIA

Bill Koenigsberg founded Horizon Media in 1989, with leadership and client service as its central tenets. Today, with more than $4.7 billion in client investments and over 1000 employees, Horizon is the largest and fastest-growing privately held media agency in the world, representing clients including GEICO, Capital One, Burger King and A+E Networks.

Under Bill’s leadership, Horizon received the 4A's O'Toole Media Award for Media Excellence in the “Large Agency” category. The agency was named the Independent Media Agency of the Year by Mediapost Magazine in 2011 and Media Agency of the Year by Advertising Age, Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek in 2010.

In 2014, Bill was inducted to the prestigious Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, honoring the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts. He was named Advertising Age Industry Executive of the Year in 2011 and is the only person to receive the prestigious Advertising Age Media Maven Award twice. Bill was also honored as Media Executive of the Year by Mediaweek and featured as one of its top 50 most influential executives in the industry.

In 2012, Bill was awarded the National Kidney Foundation’s Visionary Leader Award, the IRTS Foundation Hall of Mentorship Award and was honored by (NABOB) and the Power of Urban Radio Alliance for his strong commitment to adoption of the 4A’s non-discrimination policy. An active philanthropist, Bill serves on the board of City Harvest and was awarded the Star of the City Award in 2011. He was also elected to the board of directors of the Partnership at Drugfree.org in 2011. In 2010, he was awarded the Reisenbach Foundation’s Distinguished Citizen Award. Bill is the first media executive ever to serve as chairman of the 4A’s board of directors and additionally serves on the board of the IRTS. Bill is also chairman of the board for Columbus Media International, Horizon’s global media network that provides international coverage across 60 territories worldwide.