AAF Dallas Announces The Top 25 Women in Dallas Advertising in 2019


AAF Dallas is celebrating the 3rd annual Shining Stars awards program which honors top women in Dallas advertising. In 2017, we launched our AAF Dallas Shining Stars program to celebrate amazing women doing amazing things in Dallas advertising. Inspired after attending the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame event, we googled “top women in Dallas advertising” and the result was “The 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas” 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 believe ambition, work ethic, creativity, and leadership are qualities to celebrate and elevate. We believe when you get 25 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 lives on. See last year's group here

The AAF Dallas Shining Stars Gala presented by SMU Advertising will be held at The Bomb Factory on May 23, 2019. Dress code is formal. Table reservations will begin on April 12, 2019. This event has consistently sold out so there are no individual ticket sales at this time. Please register for our mailing list if you would like to be notified if individual tickets go on sale. For information about tables reservations reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected]

We’re thrilled to announce the third 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 elevating the Dallas advertising community to heights we have never seen before! Congratulations!

The 2019 AAF Dallas Shining Stars: 

Alayna Oram, Corporate Director, Marketing at Omni Hotels & Resorts

Allison Burzlaff, Senior Copywriter at TracyLocke*

Amanda Abrams, Creative Director Team One

Amanda Guerra Koch, Director, Connection & Insight Strategy at Saatchi & Saatchi

Amy Vollet, SVP, Executive Media Director at The Integer Group

Audrey Berger, Principal at Quadratic*

Cheryl Huckabay, Managing Principal - Brand Media at The Richards Group*

Diane Seimetz Duncan, Principal at Launch Agency*

Erin Bryant, Sales Director at Pandora

Karie Scuiller, Account Director at Caliber Creative

Kathleen Colditz, EVP, Customer Engagement Strategy at The Marketing Arm

Kim Moss, Chief Media Officer at TM Advertising*

Kimberly Tyner, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Spire Agency

Krista McCrimmon, Creative Director at Johnson & Sekin*

Luann Boggs, VP of Business Development at bloomfield knoble advertising*

Mary Price, Brand Media, Group Head at The Richards Group*

Megan Ward, Director of Project and Resource Management at Firehouse

Paloma Fuentes, Brand Manager at Richards/Lerma*

Pam Watkins, SVP, Business amd Media Strategy at MCC

Robin Thomas, Director of Media at Chili's

Sandi Edgar, Marketing Specialist at Temerlin Advertising Institute*, AAF Dallas Education Chair

Sarah Beddoe, Vice President, Marketing at Pizza Hut

Shelia Lemon, Founder, CEO & President of Citrus Advertising

Suzanne La Forgia, Senior Vice President of Captivate*, Past President of AAF Dallas, 2nd Lt. Governor of AAF Tenth District

Tracy Armstrong, Senior Manager, Brand Communications at Southwest Airlines

*denotes corporate members of AAF Dallas


Title Sponsor: SMU Advertising

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

Printing Sponsor: Blanks Printing

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Gold Sponsor: Captivate
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Silver Sponsor : The Goodway Group 

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Gift Sponsor: Kendra Scott (please note that 20% of the proceeds from the Kendra Scott pop up shop will go to AAF Dallas Education Foundation)

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VIP Champion of Shining Stars Sponsor: Launch Agency

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VIP Champion of Shining Stars: MCC

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VIP Champion of Shining Stars: Omni Resorts and Hotels

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Bronze Sponsor: Pandora

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Bronze Sponsor: Citrus Advertising

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