The Amarillo chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Amarillo) was honored in many ways during AAF District 10’s spring convention in Shreveport, Louisiana April 4-7. Individual members, the club as a whole and their advertising work were recognized.
AAF-Amarillo was named the AAF Tenth District Small Club of the Year during the event. The AAF Tenth District includes all local chapters based in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Twice per year the district assembles all of its chapters for business meetings and to bestow district-level honors and awards. Small clubs are considered those with 99 or fewer members, and large clubs have 100 or more. With 70 members, the Amarillo chapter competes with similarly sized clubs in Lubbock, Fort Worth and more.
“We are incredibly proud to receive the Tenth District Small Club of the Year for the second year in a row,” AAF-Amarillo President Jody Reynolds said. “This honor is the result of a true group effort from an outstanding AAF-Amarillo board, who is devoted to growing our club and enhancing its benefits to members. Our club has seen tremendous growth because of the value we provide to members through networking opportunities, educational programming, community outreach and participation at the district and national levels.”
Past President Stephanie Price became the third consecutive member from Amarillo to be honored as District 10’s Member of the Year. Members Zivorad Filipovic and Cathleen Tyson were bestowed the same honor in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Additionally, Price was elected the district’s new 2nd Lt. Governor and will serve on the executive committee. Price is the Communications & Marketing Director at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
Government Affairs Chair Chris Villegas won first place for his government affairs club achievement book. The books are a collection of local clubs’ activity in areas such as operations, communications, diversity and more. Villegas is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at United Way of Amarillo & Canyon.
And finally, it was announced that several winning entries from AAF-Amarillo’s local tier of the American Advertising Awards in February have since been judged and won at the district level. District “ADDY” winners from Amarillo include Cenveo, Walcot Studio, ThreeLeaf Creative and Marcus Freeman, a student at West Texas A&M University.
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The Amarillo chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF Amarillo) is a professional club dedicated to following the principles of truthful advertising and improving the local economy. AAF Amarillo believes that every person engaged in advertising and its allied fields has an obligation to contribute their time and talent to the development of the profession and its goals.