Nashville marketing and advertising professional A.J. Busé has been appointed governor of the American Advertising Federation’s District 7, which is composed of 23 local advertising clubs in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
Based in Washington, DC, the American Advertising Federation represents the advertising industry through a national network of nearly 200 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 AAF college chapters with more than 6,500 student members. The mission of AAF is to protect and promote the well-being of advertising through a unique, nationally-coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.
As governor, Busé will oversee AAF’s annual District ADDY® Awards, government relations activities and quarterly board of directors meetings held in various locations throughout the Southeast. Busé has been a member of the Nashville AAF chapter since 1992, serving as the club’s president in 2004-2005 and cochairing AAF’s national convention at Opryland Hotel in 2005.
Before launching his own advertising and public relations business in 1997, Brand New Day, Busé worked at a handful of area advertising agencies. He is currently a marketing consultant for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, managing orthopedic and neuroscience marketing efforts for Saint Thomas Hospital, Baptist Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He is also a longtime member of the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce and was formerly a graphic designer and editor of special issues for Out & About Newspaper.
Busé earned both a Bachelor’s in Advertising and a Master’s in Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University. He also has a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
He was installed as governor in a recent ceremony during District 7’s annual convention, held in Nashville.