To My Parents ... Cal and Nancy Hawthorne
I’m lucky to have come from a family with roots in advertising. Early in his career, my father Cal worked in advertising sales for the Richmond Times Dispatch, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and Long Island Suffolk Sun. In 1956, he married Nancy and soon after accepted a job as founding advertising director for the Fort Lauderdale News/Sun Sentinel. In 1968, Cal and Nancy started a small Fort Lauderdale ad agency – aptly named Hawthorne Advertising – which grew to become a leading South Florida ad agency and thrived for decades until their retirement. Growing up, I remember watching how much they enjoyed the business of helping clients succeed and how much fun they had along the way.
As they enjoy their retirement, I hope Mom and Dad take some pleasure in knowing how grateful I am for the life and career they helped create for me.