Joy Wright Named AAF’s 2014 Silver Medal Winner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Joy Wright
Joy Wright

The American Advertising Federation of Chattanooga (AAF Chattanooga) recognizes Joy Wright, National Sales Manager for WRCB-Channel 3, as the recipient of the organization's most prestigious lifetime achievement award, the 2014 Silver Medal.  

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize advertising industry professionals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs present this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community. 

Ms. Wright has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years. She started her career after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. According to Ms. Wright, her first passion was radio. She worked for US-101, then WJTT Power 94 as account executive/team leader until 2005. After that, she began her career at WRCB-TV as account executive, where she is now the national sales manager. 

“Joy is a true inspiring leader and continues to make contributions to her industry with her clients’ best interest in mind,” said Ronnie Minton, advertising promotions manager at WRCB. 

Ms. Wright has been involved with AAF Chattanooga throughout the duration of her career. She has served as president, on the Council of Presidents, ADDY committee, and media Auction volunteer, as well as AAF 7th district state director.  

Entries for the Silver Medal awards are gathered each February and March. Nominations are submitted on behalf of the individual. Through a blind judging process, Ms. Wright was selected as this year’s recipient. 

“Joy has dedicated her career to the advertising industry and to the Chattanooga community in many ways, and we are excited to honor her this year,” said Casey Knox, AAF Chattanooga president. 

A luncheon will be held in Joy’s honor on May 22nd at 11:30am at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Chattanooga.


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