CAF News

The Chicago Advertising Federation is pleased to announce Laura Desmond, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest Group, as the 2014 Advertising Woman of the Year. 2014 marks the 57th year of presenting this award to a woman in the advertising profession who has provided outstanding leadership spanning significant contributions made to her company, to the greater advertising community, the development of others, as well as personal and professional achievements. Read more.


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