The Flagler Awards is Florida’s premier tourism marketing competition, first established in 1999. For the second year in a row, the Flagler Awards tapped a Cerberus creative director and agency partner to judge the show. Rocky Russo was chosen this year for his outstanding creative reputation, experience, and key contributions to tourism industry clients like the New Orleans CVB and Convention Center, as well as his leadership role in creating the city’s winning bid to host Super Bowl XLVII. Regarding his role as judge in the 2017 competition, Russo said, “It was an honor to be selected to participate in one of the nation’s most prestigious tourism and marketing competitions, and I offer my sincere congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”