2024-25 Board of Directors Nominees

Ashley Boudreaux / WorldWinner

I’m Ashley Boudreaux, the User Acquisition Manager at WorldWinner. Graduating from Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU in 2018, I started working in advertising through an internship and then received a full-time position at Catapult Creative Media. 

During COVID, I moved to a new role in mobile gaming where I started my newer path in User Acquisition at Tastypill, which was a new advertising role where I learned so much more about all aspects of advertising besides online.

Now in my role, I work in managing WorldWinner’s advertising efforts for web and mobile through in-mobile Ads, affiliate marketing, influencers, CTV, and more.

When I’m not working, you can see me hanging out with my dog and working through my latest hobby. My current hobby is baking and reading classic novels. Though my previous hobbies include balloon animals, learning a new language, and more. 

I worked previously as the head of marketing on the board for a local nonprofit organization, and would like to learn more from other fellow advertisers and provide my knowledge through an incredible organization like the AAF.

Bridget DeSilva / Woman’s Hospital

Super Mom Wow, utilizing the Mom-o-matic power…

…to run a household with 5 children, two dogs, two cats, a husband and all the laundry that comes with it

…to participate as an alumni supporting the active Kappa Alpha Theta girls at LSU 

…to provide hours of community philanthropy service with other mothers and daughters as a member of National Charity League

…to work with other super heroines to improve the health of women and infants and implement womans.org branding 

…to attend Ad Fed luncheons not only for delicious meals, but for inspirational speakers and being a part of the outside-the-office advertising community

…to lead Girl Scout troops through years of campouts, cookie sales, crafts and outdoor adventures

…to participate as an alumni supporting the active Kappa Alpha Theta girls at LSU 

…to provide hours of community philanthropy service with other mothers and daughters as a member of National Charity League

…to host, decorate, dance and have fun as a member of Krewe of Iduna

…to take on a more-active AdFed role as a board member

Camerron Kimble / Lamar Graphics

Camerron Kimble, Lamar Graphics’ Lead Traffic Coordinator, showcases exceptional organizational skills while leading her team and facilitating seamless communication and art flow within the company. She also serves as a crucial liaison to external vendors and production partners. Camerron’s active involvement in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) reflects her commitment to professional growth and networking within the industry. Her contributions make her a deserving candidate for recognition.

Cliff Decoteau / Vivid Ink

I am a Marketing graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University (#LIONUP) with 15+ years of experience in Marketing Communications and Event Management. I spent most of those years with the global power and automation company, ABB. There I work in the Measurement & Analytics and Robotics divisions supporting the sales teams and the US corporate office in special event management. I was recognized by the CEO as putting on the best “Customer Appreciation Event” ever at the annual ABB Customer World (formerly Automation & Power World) in Houston, Texas. My other claim to fame during my tenure at ABB was working with the engineering team to program their dual-arm, small-parts assembly robot how to DJ to be used at this event and other future events. Check the clip from the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHNGy314mSQ …and if you are into 80’s music here is the link to the mix set DJ YuMi performed: https://www.mixcloud.com/cliff-decoteau/dj-yumi-live-set-from-abb-customer-world-2017-houston-texas/

But all the travel, which I thoroughly enjoyed in my earlier years, increased year after year till I decided to take a turn in my career path. I was recently hired as the Marketing Manager at Vivid Ink here in Baton Rouge, LA at the beginning of this year. I am excited about my first project in developing the new branding for Vivid Ink that you will see mid-to-late this year.

In my downtime, since I was born and raised in Gonzales, LA, you can guess I enjoy cooking (I am a former World Mini-Pot Jambalaya Champ), coaching my son’s basketball team, and being part of the “Prop The Mic” Podcast and Discord that teaches sports bettors the trends and numbers to make them smarter and more responsible gamblers to be successful. You can also follow me on X @betsfromtheboot I just crossed over the 800 mark in followers. I also brew beer and have worked with several breweries here locally with their marketing efforts. I have designed several of the labels you may see at your favorite brewery or grocery store in and around the Baton Rouge area, to even our neighboring state of Mississippi, and all the way up north to Maine.

Cole Catherine Dunnam / Xdesign

Cole Catherine Dunnam is a Project Manager at Xdesign, responsible for planning, project budgeting, and communicating with clients, vendors, and fellow team members.

She has worked at Xdesign since earning her Master of Mass Communication degree from LSU in 2022. While at LSU, she served as the Graduate School’s representative on LSU’s College Council while also working as a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. Cole Catherine was also heavily involved in her sorority, and now continues to serve as a New Member Advisor.

It’s these roles and experiences that brought to life her love of people, organization, and communication, which she now hopes to bring to AAF-BR.

Cole Catherine is grateful for the knowledge and opportunities she has gained as a member of the AAF-BR while transitioning into her career and wants to give back to the organization through service and volunteering. She’s excited to potentially grow in her involvement with AAF-BR and work with fellow advertising professionals in our community.

Emily Gaffney / Gordon McKernan

Emily Gaffney is a dynamic public relations professional with a special gift for strategic planning and storytelling. Graduating from Louisiana State University in 2021 with a degree in mass communication and a minor in English, Gaffney emerged as a Distinguished Communicator medalist, a prestigious accolade highlighting her excellence in communication. Shortly after graduating, Gaffney assumed the role of Public Relations Specialist at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, where she spearheads diverse campaigns that blend creativity with strategic insight. From crafting compelling content to executing community outreach initiatives and developing campaigns, Gaffney has swiftly positioned herself as a strong figure in Baton Rouge’s communications landscape. 

As a proud alumni of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, Gaffney maintains strong ties with her alma mater by actively engaging in career fairs, collaborating in lectures, and contributing to LSU’s PRSSA chapter, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to the field of communication. Gaffney’s career is guided by a philosophy rooted in curiosity, creativity, and an insatiable love of knowledge.

Emily LeBlanc / Lamar Advertising

Emily LeBlanc has a passion for helping clients achieve their goals through strategic Out of Home advertising placements. She is a National Account Manager at Lamar Advertising with 10 years of experience planning, selling, and managing billboard, transit, and airport campaigns across the country. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and working with brands like Miller Lite and Blue Moon.

Emily is a Baton Rouge native with a Mass Communication degree from LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication. For the past 2 years, she served on the fundraising committee for AAF to help coordinate the annual Media & Creative Services Auction.

Emily has a 4 year old son, Evan, who loves to point at billboards and say “that’s Mom’s work!” When she’s kid-free, she enjoys drag brunches with her sisters and comedy shows with her friends.

Emma Little / Red Six Media

Emma is a 2023 LSU graduate and has been involved with AAF for the past two years. During the week, she is a graphic designer at Red Six Media, and on the weekends, she is a character performer for Petite Princess Company. Emma greatly appreciates all of the opportunities AAF has provided her to meet and connect with fellow advertising professionals, especially being new to the field. She is eager to become more involved with this organization and offer a fresh perspective to strengthen connections between students and professionals.

Sarah Galli / STUN

Sarah Galli is a multifaceted creative professional with a passion for project management and a background in design and strategic communication. She earned a Mass Communication degree with a concentration in Digital Advertising from the Manship School at LSU, as well as a Psychology minor. Currently serving as a Project Manager for STUN Strategic Creatives, she oversees a multitude of projects with a fresh voice and detailed precision.

Previously, Sarah has worked as a Graphic Design Intern with LWCC, and an Account Manager with Clover Creative Agency. Her proudest accomplishment is her tenure with Dance Marathon at LSU, where she helped lead and develop hundreds of students through their introductions into philanthropy and business management. In its 10th anniversary year, she led DM at LSU in being recognized with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as the Digital Media Award and Data-Driven Decision Making Award from Miracle Network Dance Marathon. Notable among her awards with AAF are the 3rd Place Campaign for Indeed at the NSAC Awards, as well as two Student Silver Awards for an Indeed Social Media Campaign and Integrated Consumer Campaign. 

She dedicates her free time to running a vibrant book club, indulging in binge-watching sessions, spending as much time as she can with friends, and attempting to keep her plants alive!

2024-2025 Executive Committee

Rachel Harvey – President
Becky Sadler – Ex-Officio
Kris Bordelon – President-Elect / American Advertising Awards Chair
Nam Nguyen –  Vice President / American Advertising Awards Co-Chair
Lisa Thibodaux – Executive Director / Membership
Jennifer Berthelot – Treasurer
Jay Watson – Immediate Past President