The American Advertising Federation
announced that AAF-Houston past president, Bill Courtney, had been elected
to the national AAF Board of Directors representing Houston and Division
2 clubs across the country. The announcement was made at the AAF
National Conference 2008 in Atlanta.
Also, elected as chairman of
AAF is Murray Gaylord of the New York Times.com and Vice Chairman, Frank
Cooper of Pepsi-Cola North America.
Bill has been a long time member
of AAF-Houston serving as president in 2000. He is currently serving
his third year as chairman of the Advertising Education Foundation of
Houston, which enjoyed one of its best years ever in 2008 by awarding
$12,000 in scholarships from five endowed funds to seven outstanding
students attending five different universities. The awards included the
first Lopez Negrete Hispanic Marketing Education Scholarship. Through
Mr. Courtney’s direction and passion, and the hard work of the AEFH
Board of Directors, the foundation experienced a record breaking year
that has seen the total fund balance rise to nearly $240,000.
Shown left to right,
Jay Janecek, Chair AAFH; Liang Shi; Tory Tompkins; Robin Wells;
Sebastian Reeve; Tricia Rosetty; Bill Courtney, Chair AEFH. Not
pictured are Cara Forsythe and Nicole Thomas.
A career advertising professional,
Bill is currently the Director of Advertising and Marketing Communications
for Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group Americas. Prior
to the merger with HP in 2002, he was Director of North America Advertising
and Marketing Communications at Compaq Computer Corporation. Bill’s
experience before joining HP/Compaq includes advertising and marketing
management positions at McCann-Erickson, BMC Software, Acuson Corporation/Siemens
Medical and General Electric Company.