AAF District 7 Announces 2019 Governors’ Award Winner

September 13, 2019

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Ronald Evangelista


Tuscaloosa native Julie Mann received award at District 7’s annual Fall Leadership conference

Julie Mann, member of AAF Tuscaloosa
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September 13, 2019 – American Advertising Federation District 7 has awarded its prestigious Governors’ Award to Julie Mann, a member of the American Advertising Federation’s Tuscaloosa chapter. First awarded in October 1985, the Governors’ Award is an honor bestowed upon an exemplary volunteer within the organization who does not currently serve as an officer. The Governor’s Award is completely coordinated and funded by former District Governors within the organization.

“I’m so honored to be recognized for this special award. Being able to pursue my passions by volunteering for such meaningful organizations is truly a privilege,” says Mann. “It is important for those who have talent, knowledge and time to share it with others. In our industry, we have many creative skills that can be so useful in promoting and supporting our local nonprofits and clubs.”

Mann has nearly 20 years of experience in communications and non-profit work. Before accepting her current position as the Vice President of Communication for the United Way of West Alabama, she served as President of the Public Relations Council of West Alabama and as Co-Chair of the 2018 and 2019 West Alabama Food & Wine Festivals. She has also donated her marketing and design talents to local non-profit organizations such as Five Horizons Health Services’ Sunset Supper, The Arc of Tuscaloosa’s Witches’ Ride, CAPS All About Kids Festival, and MKD’s Holiday Drag Brunch.

Mann remains dedicated to serving her community in all aspects of her life. She is a member of the Mystic Krewe of the Druids, a fundraising crew for Five Horizons Health Services, and has recently become a foster mom for dogs in need through the Canine Compassion Fund.


The American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 7 is a not-for-profit member-based industry association comprised of 19 local advertising clubs located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. AAF District 7 is affiliated with AAF National, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The mission of AAF is to be the unifying voice for advertising. AAF District 7 works to enhance the professional development of club members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry, providing legislative support at a local, regional and national level and giving back to the local communities. For more information, visit aafdistrict7.com. To find updates on events, programs and more, connect with AAF District 7 on Facebook.


The American Advertising Federation (AAF), established in 1905 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising representing all facets of the advertising industry and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members including the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with more than 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and summer AdCamps for high school students. For more information on the full range of the AAF’s programming, visit www.aaf.org. For the latest news and updates, connect with AAF on Facebook and follow AAF on Twitter.