Win Holden – IRMA Honorary Membership Recipient

An IRMA Honorary Membership is bestowed upon individuals who have shown dedication in carrying out the purposes of the International Regional Magazine Association. We are pleased to announce that Win Holden has received this well-deserved honor. Congratulations on your lifetime IRMA membership, Win! We appreciate all that you have given us over the years!

Win Holden, Publisher of Arizona Highways, has been a member of the IRMA Board of Directors, currently is an adviser on the President’s Council, and served as IRMA President in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Win joined Arizona Highways as its sixth publisher on May 4, 2000. A Valley resident since 1980, he has held positions as General Manager of the Publishing Division of MAC America Communications, Inc.; Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PHOENIX Magazine; and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Phillips-Ramsey Advertising & Public Relations.

Win was recognized by the Arizona Office of Tourism as the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and by the Phoenix Business Journal as the 2015 Lifetime Achivement Award. He was the 2007 inductee into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame. Holden is active in many charitable and community organizations. He was co-chair of the board for Arizona 2016 – the group that hosted and staged the 2016 College Football National Championship Game. He served as Chairman of the Fiesta Bowl and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Boards of Directors and chaired the Phoenix Pride Commission. Win is Past-President of the Endowment Board of the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and chaired the Phoenix Citizen’s Transit Commission. He serves as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as well as on the Executive Committee for the Arizona Tourism Alliance Board of Directors. He served as Chair of the Arizona Centennial Commission and was President of the Centennial Foundation Boards of Directors.

As Arizona Highways’ Publisher, Win leads the organization in its diverse activities centered on the world-renowned magazine including book publishing, licensing, e-commerce, product development, catalog marketing and retailing.

Arizona Highways is recognized as one of the finest travel magazines in the world. It has approximately 130,000 subscribers in every state and in 100 countries. Arizona Highways has been named Magazine of the Year over 12 times by the International Regional Magazine Association.

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