“Al was honored with the GCOI Judges Award for his body of work that spans more than two decades supporting the technology industry and Arizona Technology Council programs,” said Steve Zylstra, president, CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “He made a significant influence while serving as Chief Communications Officer at Avnet, but more importantly, continues to inspire marketers nationwide in his retirement and helping nonprofits with his boutique agency Maagcommplus. We’re grateful for his community service.”

Maag has been named to the Association of National Advertisers Hall of Fame in 2017 and previously earned the Phoenix Business Journal’s Executive of the Year in the Community honor years ago. He currently serves on the PBS Community Advisory Board, Taliesin West Stewards, recent past president of the Miracle League of Arizona, past chair of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), and local BMA chapter leader. He is a founder of the Maag Toy Foundation and Chicago 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame.

He serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Veteran Tickets Foundation and supports a variety of nonprofits, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley and the Arizona Golf Association.  Sourcely and Longbow Golf Club fill out their current roster of valued clients.

“I’m probably the worst example of a retired person. To be honest, it is a selfish act on my part; I do not want to be bored. I truly believe when some folks retire, they get a form of PTSD, which just slows them down. Fortunately, this honor will only add fuel to keep me on my journey. Helping our tech industry and the Tech Council again was and has been very rewarding, like the.

My support and encouragement came from the Avnet leaders of the past, my staff, and vendors, many who are friends. I was lucky to be part of that team, as well as my associates today.