Tabitha Bostick, WVUA 23’s senior account executive, was recently awarded the 2017 AAF District 7 Governor’s Award at the American Advertising District 7 Leadership Conference held in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Top advertising professionals from five states cheered Bostick upon announcement of the honored service award.
The “Volunteer of the Year” award, coordinated and funded by former district governors, honors one District 7 member annually who has gone above and beyond in service to the AAF community.
Bostick has served AAF Tuscaloosa in board positions including Tabitha Bostick president, president-elect and vice president of membership
treasurer. She is currently serving as the immediate past president, the audit committee chair and nominating committee chair. During her year as president, her club received second place in the Overall Club of the Year category in Division IV. The club also won first place in Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives and third place in Programs nationally for club achievement. Bostick represented her club at ADMERICA’s Salute to Achiever’s Luncheon.
Bostick began her service to AAF District 7 as the district directory coordinator in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, she served as best practices chair and during her term as club president last year served simultaneously as the district’s awards and scholarships chair. Bostick currently serves as the District 7 Club Membership Chair.
“I am honored to have received the AAF District 7 Governor’s Award and humbled to be among the roster of previous recipients. The dedication I see day in and day out from members of my home club, AAF Tuscaloosa and professionals across District 7 is astounding. AAF is truly a family. I could not be more happy serving alongside my fam jam to protect and promote our profession,” said Bostick.
Bostick is a Tuscaloosa area native who began her career in media and marketing after graduating in 2008 from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce with a B.S. in marketing. Her previous work as a national sales assistant at iHeartMedia and media buyer for TotalCom Marketing led her to her current position as senior account executive with WVUA 23, The University of Alabama’s Commercial Broadcast Television Station in the Birmingham DMA.
In her free time, Bostick enjoys spending time outside and encouraging others to seek outdoor pursuits responsibly as co-creator of Brave Outside, a blog and social media content driver. Bostick and her husband Jordan are raising two 11 year olds, Farrah, a human girl, and Bubba, a canine boy.
ABOUT AAF DISTRICT 7: AAF District 7 of the American Advertising Federation represents 19 affiliate advertising clubs and federations of the AAF across five states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The nonprofit volunteer-based organization is committed to serving the communities in which it resides in by focusing on various initiatives throughout the year: Advertising Education, Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives, Government Relations, Professional Development, Public Service and Awards. Please visit https://www.aafdistrict7.com for more info.
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