AAF-BR’s very own Elizabeth M. “Tootie” Perry was inducted as governor of the American Advertising Federation District 7 on Saturday, April 16 at the 2011 AAF District 7 Convention in Baton Rouge.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has more than 25 years experience in advertising, graphic design and printing production. She currently serves as the Art Director for Harris, DeVille & Associates, Inc. A long-standing member of AAF-Baton Rouge, Elizabeth received their President’s Service Award in 1996 and in 2010 she was awarded the E.A. “Pete” Goldsby Silver Medal Award for lifetime achievement and contributions to the industry and community.

Located in the Eastern Region of the American Advertising Federation, the 7th District is one of AAF’s largest districts in both geographic and membership size. District 7 encompasses five states with 23 advertising clubs and federations representing more than 3,000 advertising professionals. Today, District 7 is considered to be one of AAF’s most innovative and progressive districts.

The mission of AAF District 7 is to strengthen local AAF affiliate organizations (clubs, federations, and college chapter members) through leadership training, education, communication, idea forums, enrichment, and recognition programs; promote advertising industry standards; encourage professional development; enhance and encourage business opportunities for professional and student members; defend the advertising industry against adverse governmental action; and act as a liaison between national AAF and local chapters to ensure the vitality of the advertising profession.