AAF Greenville

AAF Greenville Member Inducted into Legion of Excellence

Peyton Lewis

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 26, 2014) — The American Advertising Federation District 3 (AAF D3) leadership committee recently selected Peyton Lewis as the newest member of the Legion of Excellence.

The Legion of Excellence is comprised of club members who have demonstrated continual dedication to and strong leadership for AAF D3. Lewis is a member of AAF Greenville, which she has been involved with since 1997, and is only the ninth person to earn this distinction since its inception in 1985.

Previously, Lewis served on her local board of directors as the AAF Greenville American Advertising Awards chair, public service chair, treasurer, vice president of programs and vice president of membership before serving two separate terms as president. Lewis then went on to serve as the AAF South Carolina state governor, AAF D3 treasurer, AAF D3 lieutenant governor and AAF D3 governor. Lewis has also been the Eastern Region treasurer, vice chair and chairman. “She really has done it all, with passion and dedication, too,” noted Allan Jenkins, Lewis’ friend and mentor.

Lewis is a Greenville native and graduate of Furman University. She began her advertising career at The Leslie Agency and has since worked for The Cliffs Communities and The Bounce Agency. Currently, Lewis is a vice president, account director at Erwin Penland.

AAF District 3 is a regional market affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association with more than 40,000 members. AAF District 3 represents clubs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and is dedicated to serving members by protecting and advancing advertising interests, including the freedom to truthfully advertise legal products. The organization serves as the area’s unified voice for advertising and is comprised of local professionals who work in advertising, marketing and public relations. For more information, please visit aafdistrict3.org.

Governor’s Message August 2014

Andrew Evans

Let me begin by thanking everyone who attended this year’s Leadership Conference in Greenville, SC, and congratulating you all on taking this step in your path to AAF success. I continue to believe that attending the Leadership Conference is the single most valuable activity we can take part in as members of our local club boards. It truly is how the small become mighty!

Let’s also heap boatloads of praise on our wonderful team of volunteers who helped pull the entire event together – especially our state governors from 2013-14: David Campbell (SC), Mike McTaggart (NC) and Chris Dodd (VA) and our host club AAF Greenville, as well as D3 Lt. Gov Corey Hudgins, Danielle Salley, Peyton Lewis, Whitney Hanna, Corey Brinkman, Elana Todt and all of our panelists, speakers, presenters and sponsors!

If you’d like copies of the presentations from the conference, please look on the D3 Google Drive, where we’re housing all kinds of cool club  resources. (And please take the online survey if you haven’t already. Your feedback will be key in planning an even better conference for next year.)

And watch for more resources coming your way from your D3 Committee Chairs, on Facebook and via the D3 website. There’s way too much going on to put in this one blog post.

As always, thank you for everything you’re doing to build your club and career.


AAF Greenville Student Receives $1,000 District 3 Diversity Scholarship

Leah Garrett

The American Advertising Federation District 3 (AAF D3) leadership committee recently named Leah Garrett as the 2014 AAF D3 Diversity Scholarship recipient. Garrett will receive a check for $1,000 to be used for post-secondary education.

Garrett is a graduate of Woodmont High School and is enrolled at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. At Woodmont, Garrett served as the editor of the “Cat Tales” yearbook and as president of the BETA club. Leah is also a member of her local AAF chapter’s Diversity Committee. To better her community, she works diligently with local charities and school initiatives to develop advertising campaigns.

Garrett’s English teacher, Selene McAllster, described her as a driven young woman. “She works hard for the BETA club, her church and the community because she honestly wants to make a difference in people’s lives,” McAllster said. “She correctly understands the value of real education, that which is learned both inside and beyond the walls of the classroom.”

Previously, Garrett was selected to participate in AAF Greenville’s 2013 Minority High School Internship program. This program is part of a national initiative designed to provide students with a hands-on experience in the advertising and communications fields. Selected students complete a two-week summer internship at various local host organizations. In addition to receiving $500 for college, the interns are also eligible for the chance to receive the $1,000 district-level scholarship.

AAF Greenville’s Diversity Internship Video

This video was created with Photoelectric (photoelectric.tv) for the Addy’s in Greenville, SC! It was shown during the awards to promote the internship program. We shot / edited the interviews, Photoelectric did the lower thirds / logo sting!

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