JACKSON, Miss. (May 15, 2013) – Karen Johnson, vice president of print production at GodwinGroup, was honored with the Bolton-MacVicar Award by the District 7 American Advertising Federation (AAF). The award was presented during the National Student Advertising Competition NSAC, as part of the AAF Regional Conference.
The Bolton-MacVicar Award is presented annually to an advertising professional within the district who has dedicated special efforts to working with advertising students at area schools and universities. Johnson has been involved with AAF since 1987, serving on the board, as president, and as the student liaison. Johnson is actively involved in AAF’s Student ADDY competition, a national awards program designed for college students. For the past 10 years, she has coordinated the annual Capital Gains Student Leadership Conference, which she also served as chairman for 2013. She has also helped establish as well as served as advisor for student AAF chapters at several local colleges and universities.
“GodwinGroup is extremely proud that Karen’s efforts to mentor future leaders in advertising have been recognized in this way,” said Philip Shirey, GodwinGroup chairman and CEO. “Karen brings honor to her own career, to our agency, and to the industry.”
Johnson joined GodwinGroup in 1996. She is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with minors in computer programming and accounting.
The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association in the United States. Membership is comprised of the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies with a national network representing 40,000 advertising professionals and more than 6,500 student members.
GodwinGroup, founded in 1937, is headquartered in Jackson and has an office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It serves clients nationwide, primarily in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance, utilities, tourism, manufacturing, food and consumer goods. The agency has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by Ad Age and AdWeek. GodwinGroup provides branding, advertising and reputation management services, as well as web marketing services through its digital arm WebMetro/Godwin.