(Baton Rouge, LA) Gatorworks President, Brian Rodriguez, was elected as one of the 12 new board of directors for the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Advertising Federation. The board will serve the organization for the next two years. AAF-BR consists of local professionals based in the fields of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, marketing, production and the buying or selling of advertising. The organization is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, the only national organization representing the interests of the entire advertising community.

Rodriguez joins the following 11 other newly elected board members:

Jessica Bensen

Emily Clemmons
Ink & Air/Gaupp-Wozniak Communications

Steve Davison
Digital FX, Inc.

Margo Jolet
LSU Office of Comunications & University Relations

Miranda Lemon

Theresa Overby
BR Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Shannon Perry
Lamar Advertising

Mandy Porta
Success Designs

Aimee Shultz
Covalent Logic

Hunter Territo

Trammie Tran
Lamar Advertising

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2005, the AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF’s Web site at http://www.aaf.org/.