Jillian Netzel ’13 was awarded a seat on the 2012-13 American Advertising Federation-Initiative Future Board, a creative “think tank” designed to support rising stars in the advertising industry by providing them with hands-on marketing communication experience and exposure to top industry professionals.

Jillian Netzel '13
Jillian Netzel ’13

This year’s thought leader panel will be teamed up with mentors from Initiative, a global creative agency. Throughout the one-year appointment, teams will work together on a client project and will have opportunities to interact with industry executives, shadow employees, and interact with members serving on Future Boards in Europe and Latin America.

Netzel, a senior marketing major and advertising certificate student from Houston, was selected from a pool of applicants across the country. She submitted a video resume that described a creative achievement, explained her potential contribution to the board, and identified a creative and effective media campaign. University students from around the country applied for the 13 slots.

Netzel said, “I am looking to forward to working with Initiative’s Future Board members and gain advice on the industry based on their personal experiences. I am also just thrilled to be a part of this influential group of young people who want to learn more about advertising just as much as I do.”