Here at AAF Dallas, we are always seeking ways to celebrate and support the advertising community in Dallas. We were recently inspired by our own Stan Richards being inducted into the National Advertising Hall of Fame and other programs outside our market, like Ad Age’s Women to Watch. We thought…how are we doing here in Dallas?
Curious, we googled “the top women in Dallas advertising” and you would not believe the results. Instead of finding women who are producing thought-provoking and innovative work, breaking through barriers to create something new, or forging partnerships that drive growth, we found “The 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas.”
Hmm. We thought…Dallas, we can do better than that!
We believe ambition, work ethic, creativity, and leadership are qualities to celebrate and elevate. We believe when you get 20 incredible women in a room, great things happen. We believe it’s time that the nation recognizes our city as the talented advertising market that we are…and so the AAF Dallas Shining Star program was born.
We asked the community to nominate fierce females in Dallas advertising, and we’re impressed with the caliber of nominees we were presented with. We asked our board of directors and leaders from other markets to make the selection for our first class of Shining Stars.
We’re thrilled to announce the first class of AAF Dallas Shining Stars. These women are Community Leaders, C-Suite Executives, Co-Founders, Executive VPs, Strategic Masterminds, Media Mavens, and more. They are breaking glass ceilings and making the Dallas advertising community look good.
We present the 2017 Class of AAF Dallas Shining Stars:
Creative Director at Organic
CEO at TM Advertising
CEO at The Marketing Blender
President, Chief Strategy Officer at Rockfish Digital
Co-Founder, EVP at Inspire Agency
Director of Sales at Pandora
Director, Digital Marketing at Avocados from Mexico
Group Creative Director at Publicis Hawkeye
Partner at LDWW
Media Planner at Next Media
Owner at Asher Media
Senior Media Manager at Pizza Hut
Sr. Designer at Rockfish Digital
Brand Media at The Richards Group
Chief Communications Officer at Southwest Airlines
Creative Director at MonkeyTag
Strategic Marketing Manager at Nobilis Health
Group Creative Director at Johnson & Sekin
Group Creative Director at TracyLocke
GVP/Chief Client Officer at The Marketing Arm
We’re hosting a luncheon to honor these women on June 13 at the House of Blues. To learn more about how you can get your ticket and meet these incredible women, check out our event here.
AAF Dallas President
Suzanne La Forgia
AAF Dallas Incoming President