Lynn Lewis of UM Worldwide as National Board Chair, Tiffany R. Warren of Omnicom Group as National Vice Chair and Melanie Mitchem of FCB for Mosaic Chair
WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 8, 2020—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announced that Lynn Lewis, US CEO of UM Worldwide will serve as Chair of the National Board of Directors, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Tiffany R. Warren, Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group and Founder & President, at ADCOLOR, will serve alongside Lewis as the Vice Chair of the Board. Melanie Mitchem, SVP, Global Communications & PR at FCB Global will serve as the Chair of the Mosaic Council Executive Committee during this time.
Lynn Lewis commented, “I am honored to be named as the new Chair of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), an organization that has meant a great deal to me since my earliest days in the industry. I am proud to follow in the footsteps of the remarkable Chairs before me and I look forward to continuing their excellent work, in partnership with Tiffany R. Warren, the board, and the entire AAF team during these challenging times.”
Tiffany R. Warren remarked, “AAF has been in my life since I was a newly minted Bentley University senior. My many positions and roles within AAF have prepared me for the role of Vice Chair. I am honored to serve with Lynn Lewis and I look forward to supporting one of the most consequential organizations in advertising, marketing and media.”
The AAF’s Mosaic Center houses the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives is experiencing a revitalization under its incoming leadership. According to the Mosaic Council’s incoming Chair, Melanie Mitchem, “Ensuring representation in advertising is not only important but critical—especially during these deeply unsettling times. Now more than ever, our industry can play a vital role in helping to transform cultural attitudes, and in making sure that people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and orientations are seen, heard and honored. The AAF’s Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism is, in my opinion, one of today’s most vital resources for making these tenets a reality, and I am beyond proud to be the new chair of the Mosaic Council.”
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