Board Nominees 2021-22
Chavanne Debetaz / Cazayoux Creative
Chavanne Cazayoux Debetaz is the owner and chief creative officer of Cazayoux Creative, a local marketing agency that specializes in copywriting and brand storytelling. Hailing from small-town New Roads, LA, Chavanne followed her innate passion for words, sentences and stories to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Here, she cultivated her skill-set and graduated with a degree in advertising and copywriting. Before starting her own agency, Chavanne worked for Slingshot, LLC. on Borden Dairy, American Home Shield, Texas Tourism and Taco Bueno. Previously, she worked at Lamar Advertising on billboard campaigns. When she’s not behind the keyboard she’s spending time with her husband, Courtney, and their oh-so-wild 2-year-old son, Hess.
Rachel Harvey / LASERS
Rachel Harvey is a creative powerhouse who flexes her muscles in design and visual communication. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, concentration Graphic Design, from Louisiana State University. She currently works as a Public Information Officer for LASERS (Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System). When not at her day job she enjoys spending time with her family and workin’ that side hustle. Rachel is a long time member of The Professional Association of Design and the American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge. She spent almost 6 years as the Creative Director for Rotolo’s, livin’ that pizza life. While at Rotolo’s, she received a Silver Addy Award for one of her awesome cup designs. (woo!) Rachel is fun, sometimes funny, obsessed with typography, and slightly OCD… okay, not so slightly.
Jeanné Lewis / Woman’s Hospital
Jeanné is a professional Marketing and Events Coordinator for Woman’s Hospital. She is a project manager for internal and external events, marketing collateral and corporate giveaways. She enjoys collaborating with senior leadership, community partners and her marketing and public relations team to meet organizational goals. She thrives on creating and executing events because she feels that they are an optimal way to communicate and encourage community engagement.
She is an active AAF-BR member since 2018 and is currently serving on the Membership Committee. Jeanne’s 16-year tenure at Woman’s also includes membership recruitment and retention for Woman’s Center for Wellness and was a member of the Medical Fitness Association organization for over a decade. She is a proud LSU graduate and a lifetime member of Psi Chi honor society. She currently serves as the Marketing chair for the BUST Breast Cancer annual fundraising event and chair of the Woman’s Hospital Employee Relations Committee. She recently attained a Digital Event Strategist certification through the Professional Convention Management Association.
In her leisure time, Jeanné enjoys attending events, festivals, traveling and spending time with her husband and two dogs. She’s passionate about her friends and family, music, movies, yoga, reading, art, the beach and women’s wellness. Jeanne’s life philosophy is, “Enjoy life’s experiences and the ones you share them with!”
Chad Murray / Octagon Media
Chad Murray is a Graphic Designer and Photographer born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He studied at Southeastern Louisiana University in Graphic Design and has been working in the design field since right out of high school in 2016. Chad’s passion is to create, whether it is art, pictures, or even moments. The strive for creative freedom is what pushes him forward with his work and Start-up studio The LIO: Project to create visually interesting work and assist others on their own creative journeys to bring new creations into the world.
Sam Warren / Fox 44 & ABC 33
I was born and raised in Alabama (before you ask, I am an Auburn fan so don’t worry). I studied Marketing at UAB in Birmingham. While at UAB and a few years after, my primary job was in sports production with UAB and the Birmingham Barons (MiLB). Then, I moved on to work as a co-host and producer of a live radio talk show. It was a extremely fun job, but realized media sales is a better fit. I started at the Nexstar station in Birmingham, before transferring to Baton Rouge in late 2020. Currently, I am an Account Executive with Fox 44 & ABC 33. Baton Rouge has been good to me so far, but I am still learning where to go and how to handle the traffic here! On my free time, I love watching sports, and being outside with my dog!
Proposed Executive Committee
Jennifer Berthelot – President
Julia Yarbrough – Vice President
Jay Watson – VP / American Advertising Awards Chair
Ashely Motsinger – American Advertising Awards Co-Chair
Lisa Thibodaux – Executive Director
Claire Estopinal – Treasurer
Barb Braud – Immediate Past President