At the 2021 American Advertising Awards virtual ceremony, Danielle Salley was awarded the prestigious AAF Silver Medal Award.
The AAF’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women 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. The award is not given annually, but rather when a club feels that an outstanding member is deserving. Over the years, AAF Midlands has awarded 41 Silver Medal awards. Danielle makes 42.
Danielle has volunteered her time with AAF for more than a decade, initially serving on the American Advertising Awards gala committee. In 2014, she served as the president of AAF Midlands and was named President of the Year. We were also awarded Club of the Year by AAF, for the third time, under her leadership.
Additionally, in 2020, she has served as Governor of AAF District 3, comprising all AAF clubs, comprising all AAF clubs in the Carolinas and Virginia. She was named Governor of the Year for her efforts that year. She currently serves on the AAF National Board and is on the executive committee of the Council of Governors, where she serves as Secretary-Treasurer.
“I am beyond honored by AAF Midlands awarding me with the Silver Medal,” said Salley. “AAF has provided countless and unique opportunities – from helping me land a job at Chernoff Newman to speaking with law-makers in Washington, D.C. Joining this organization is, and will always be, one of the best decisions I’ve made in my advertising career.”
It goes without saying that Danielle’s dedication to the organization, both at a local and national level, does not go unnoticed and we could not think of anyone more deserving of this award.