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March Luncheon - Valerie Graves

3/15/2018
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Location:
Sambuca

Author and creative guru Valerie Graves will join us for our March Luncheon as we celebrate International Womens Month.

 

Named by Advertising Age as one of the “100 Best & Brightest" in the entire industry, Valerie is a nationally recognized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi. In  February, 2018, Valerie was featured in The Advertising Club of New York series, “Icons and a Rock Stars.”

 

A former teenage parent from the factory town of Pontiac, Michigan, Graves broke barriers in advertising as one of the first black copywriters at BBDO, Kenyan & Eckhardt, and JWT.  She went on to an award-winning career as chief creative officer at the UniWorld and Vigilante/Leo Burnett agencies, senior vice president of creative services at iconic Motown Records, and creative consultant to President Bill Clinton.  Recently, Graves was awarded the 2017 African American Literary Award for “Pressure Makes Diamonds…” a memoir of her life and career in advertising. 

 

In 2007, recognizing Graves’s stellar career and public service via the Advertising Council and the partnership for Drug-Free America, industry coalition ADCOLOR granted her the title of “Legend.”  She resides in New York City.

 

Event Details

WHAT: AAFN March Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018 • 11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Sambuca • 601 12th Avenue South

COST: Prior to March 14: Members $35, Non-Members $50. After March 14: $60 per person

RESERVATIONS: Due by Monday, March 14, 2018. Call 615-469-4040 or www.aafnashville.com/events

 
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