Struthers selected to AAF National Education Executive Committee

The American Advertising Federation has selected associate professor Amy Struthers as a member of the National Education Executive Committee.

The committee, which is made up of nationally recognized advertising professors and industry professionals, oversees AAF's educational programs such as the National Student Advertising Competition, Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society, Vance Stickell Internship program, Adweek Pen Tudor Internship program and the Annual Student Conference.

NEEC members, who meet twice a year, are expected to serve and play a role on a standing committee, which include NSAC Policies & Procedures, Chapter Recruitment, New Initiatives, Social Media, Industry Fellows, to name a few. Struthers will serve a three-year term.

Executive committee members met on Oct. 27-29 at the AAF student conference in Washington, D.C. The student conference allowed Struthers to network with leaders from the advertising, marketing and communications industries. AAF campus chapters and advisers of NSAC teams from across the United States were also in attendance.

In 2003, Struthers became the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ad Club adviser and assembled the J school's first NSAC team in 2004-2005. The UNL NSAC teams have finished first in the regional competition for the past three years; and finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the national competition for the past two years.

Struthers received the 2011 College Distinguished Teaching Award; was named educator of the year by the American Advertising Federation in 2010; selected as a scholar in AAF's Educational Foundation Visiting Professor Program in 2006 and was posted at McCann Erickson New York; and received the college's Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2005. She joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in January 2003 and is the advertising and public relations sequence head.

Amy Struthers