CHAPEL HILL, NC – January 14, 2013 – Mike Allen, creative director at Jennings, the North Carolina-based healthcare marketing agency, was recently named the North Carolina State Governor for the American Advertising Federation (AAF). In this position, Allen will serve as liaison between the clubs in the state and the current District Three Governor, Shelley Magee.
“Having been involved with AAF for several years, I’m really looking forward to working in this new capacity,” said Allen. “My goal as the North Carolina State Governor of AAF is to help improve the network of communication between the clubs and the current District Three Governor Shelley Magee, and to facilitate the sharing of best practices.”
Allen has an extensive history of working with the AAF Raleigh-Durham Chapter having previously served as the president of AAF-RDU, the premiere ad club of the Triangle, as well as the Programs Chair on two separate occasions. In addition to his work with the AAF, Allen currently serves as an adjunct professor in the advertising sequence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
AAF local ad clubs are categorized by geographic location and membership size. Each club falls within one of three geographic regions: Western, Central or Eastern. The AAF is then broken down further into 15 multi-state districts. North Carolina is located in District Three with AAF clubs in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triangle and Raleigh. Districts help set the framework for industry programs like the ADDY awards and the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).