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Advertising Industry Leadership Changes Hands

June 2, 2009 – The U.S. Virgin Islands branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) will officially change leadership at a year-end luncheon to be held at noon, Friday, June 5, at Room With A View at Bluebeard's Castle Hotel.
The 2008-2009 president, Liza Margolis of the University of the Virgin Islands, will turn over the reigns to Kevin Hughes of Choice Communications. The 11-member board is comprised of companies representing advertising agencies, in-house marketing, media and suppliers. It is responsible for upholding standards of the industry and providing membership with educational opportunities through the club's Professional Series.
As one of her last duties, President Margolis will present the 2009 Burt Lee Award for community contributions. This year's recipient, Terese Hodge, will be acknowledged for her contributions to St. Thomas Road Runners (STAR) where she organizes community runs for fitness and to contribute to charitable events such as Family Resource Center, Bethlehem House, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, St. Thomas Rescue and Civil Air Patrol. Hodge also manages GIRL POWER, a program to help 7th and 8th grade girls become good, world citizens, and is the chairperson of teams for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
AAF-USVI founder Bob Austin will also be on hand to present his Founder's Award to a member who has significantly contributed to the advertising industry over the past year. Former recipients of the award were Lou Lambert with Lambert Media and Terri Brown with MLB Creative.
Ad Pro's past president, Cathy O'Gara, will induct the new officers and board of directors.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost of lunch and the program is $25 for members of the AAF and $35 for guests. For more information on AAF-USVI or this event, contact Terri Brown at terri@mlbcreative.com.

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