Advertising Executive Visits UC, Receives Kautz Alumni Masters Award
UC Alumnus Richard Theryoung Honored at Alma Mater
October 1, 2015
CINCINNATI – October 1, 2015 – University of Cincinnati alumnus Richard J. Theryoung, PhD (DAAP '67, A&S '69), today received the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Kautz Alumni Masters Award, honoring him for his professional accomplishments in advertising and beyond. Theryoung is president and CEO of AdVentura Publicidad Exterior, an outdoor advertising company that owns and operates more than 500 billboards in the Dominican Republic.
Theryoung is the 61st alumnus to be recognized as a Kautz Alumni Master. The Kautz Alumni Masters Forum was established in 1999 thanks to a gift from successful businessman, UC alumnus and donor, Jim Kautz. His vision was to give students from various areas of study the opportunity to meet and interact with UC alumni who have reached the pinnacle of success in their careers.
Today, UC President Santa J. Ono presented Theryoung with his Kautz Alumni Masters Award. After receiving the prestigious award, Theryoung took time to meet with and mentor students in the Lindner Honors-PLUS program at UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Theryoung advised students to absorb everything, keep their options open and enjoy their work. In addition to meeting with students, Theryoung met with key faculty members to discuss all things marketing.
Before his present position with AdVentura, Theryoung served as president and CEO of Empire Erectors and Electrical Co., a New York-based billboard supply company catering to Times Square and the surrounding area. He also has served as president and CEO for Secaucus Connection/Allied Junction Corporation and president for Allied Outdoor Advertising.
In addition to an impressive professional career, Theryoung has donated his time to a number of community groups including the UC Foundation Board of Trustees, Friends of the Hermitage, William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts Board of Trustees, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, Outdoor Advertising Association of New York, Outdoor Advertising Association of New Jersey, Electric Sign Board of New York and Don Bosco Prep Board of Trustees.