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American Advertising Federation Austin Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

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AAF Austin has announced its Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 year. The new Board of Directors represent prominent members of the Advertising Community in Austin who collaborate to host educational programs and events specific to the advertising and marketing fields. Most prominently the AAF Austin hosts the local American Advertising Awards, which embodies the most competitive and esteemed competition for advertising professionals.

“I am thrilled to serve as the 2016-17 Board of Directors President and with our team am determined to shine a spotlight on the next generation of advertising in Austin” said Deborah Magnuson-Elliott, President, AAF Austin. “Austin’s creative community is overflowing with incredible talent that is continually recognized on a global level. We are in the midst of a great time in Austin’s advertising history, and the AAF Austin is excited to continue to build momentum for its community of thinkers, innovators and creators.”

The AAF Austin Board of Directors include:

• President – Deborah Magnuson-Elliott, White Hat Agency (Principal)

• Immediate Past President – Bart Cleveland, Job Propulsion Lab (Owner)

• Communications VP – Karen Goumakos, Reagan Outdoor Advertising (General Sales Manager)

• Diversity VP – Tanille Day-Walker, McGarrah Jessee (Director of Business Affairs)

• Education Co-VP – Emmeline Aguirre, Texas State University (Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

• Education Co -VP – Liza Lewis, The University of Texas at Austin (Lecturer at University of Texas)

• Membership VP – Carrie Stein, Bridge Insights & Media (Partner)

• Government Relations VP – Devin O’Brien, Archer Malmo (Account Director)

• Programming VP – Ryan Ray, Q1 Media (Senior Account Executive)

• Key Speaker Series VP – Scott McAfee, Sanders\Wingo Advertising (Partner)

• American Advertising Awards VP – Laura Townsend, Sherry Mathews (VP and Account Director)

• Big Wigs VP – Bonnie Buckley (Media Consultant)

• Public Service VP – Steve Golab (Independent Business Consultant)

• Sponsorship VP – Alexis A. Ferguson Rodan + Fields (Consultant)

• Treasurer – Lacie Griffin, Sanders\Wingo Advertising (Supervision of Client Contracts and Pricing)

• Club Achievement VP – Karin Maake, Blueprint PR|M (Owner)

• Ad2 Austin President – Dax Patton, SWSX (Interactive Group Registrations)

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