John Kiskinis Honored at Miami Auto Show
MIAMI BEACH -- John Kiskinis, president at Kiskinis
Communications, was named the recipient of the annual Terry Jackson
Memorial Award presented by the Southern Automotive Media
Association (SAMA) on November 7th during the opening festivities of
the Miami International Auto Show.
The award is named for the late South Florida auto journalist and
honors a SAMA member for outstanding service to the organization and
for contributions to the auto industry in South Florida.
“John was a founding member of the organization in 2007 and has
provided invaluable assistance during the years to further the auto
industry in South Florida,” said Paul Borden, SAMA Vice President.
Kiskinis, whose agency has provided marketing and media relations
counsel to the Miami International Auto Show since 1990, has helped
to create such popular auto show exhibits as Havana Classics,
Topless in Miami and Cars Meet Art, which debuted at this year’s
The Terry Jackson Award is named for the late auto journalist who
was a nationally known figure and also a founding member of SAMA. He
succumbed to cancer in January 2009.
“Having worked closely with Terry for many years, it is especially
gratifying to receive an award that bears his name,” Kiskinis said.
Previous recipients of the award were Marcello Serrato, president
and founder of Prestige Auto Specialists; Rick Baker, president of
the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association; and noted
automotive journalists Jose “Pepe” Delfino, Paul Borden and Ron