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MEET THE JUDGES 

The American Advertising Awards are nothing without our wonderful judges. Get to know these professional powerhouses below!

Ericka Aguilar

Sales Manager, Arizona Lotus Corp.
Tucson, AZ

 

Tucson native Ericka Aguilar studied Media Arts & Business Administration at the University of Arizona. She has been in the media business for almost 24 years.

She started as an intern as on-air talent at local radio station “KEVT Radio Exitos”. Ericka also interned at CBS affiliate as an aspiring reporter for KOLD Channel 13 in the newsroom; worked at, “Golden Eagle Distributors”, in the Hispanic promotions and marketing department; “Arizona Hispana” Newspaper as an entertainment reporter, creating a column that was published for three years and hosted a local musical variety Spanish TV show. After college, she joined the “Telemundo Arizona” television family as Marketing and Promotions Director in Tucson. She later joined the AZ Lotus team in 2008 as an Account Executive and is currently the Sales Manager for the top three Spanish stations in Tucson, Az.: KCMT La Caliente 92.1/95.7, KTKT La Buena 990AM/94.3 and KCMT HD2 EXITO 93.3.

She is a mother of two beautiful young ladies and hopes to be their role model and inspire them and other young women to pursue their dreams and always believe they can achieve whatever they set their mind to. Music & helping others through sales is her passion and being able to tie that together is a blessing.

Eva Foussat

Owner/Creative Director, Eva Foussat Creative
Columbia, SC

 

Eva Foussat is an award-winning creative director who has been working in the Columbia, SC area for more than 20 years. From brand launches to copy editing, healthcare to roller derby, on the web and etched (literally) in stone, she has worked on it all!

She currently owns her own design and marketing company, Eva Foussat Creative, which she started in early 2020. Her previous roles include creative director for the South Carolina Hospital Association and graphic designer at Lexington Medical Center.

Eva is from the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño (Payómkawichum) Indians in Oceanside, California. Her family relocated from California when she was young, and she was raised in Aiken, SC. She moved to Columbia, SC in 2001 to attend the University of South Carolina.

She is deeply passionate about beautiful typography, tacos and debating the Oxford comma.

Kevin Fullerton

Owner/Creative Director, Springboard Creative

Kansas City

 

Kevin Fullerton is an award-winning designer and creative director. He has helped start companies, developed new brands and mentored up-and-coming creatives. In 2006, he made the ultimate leap when he opened Springboard Creative. Kevin has worked on hundreds of brands including Sprint, John Deere, H&R Block, Boulevard Brewing, Kansas Speedway, several colleges, cities and non-profits, as well as more-than-he-can-count startups.

Kevin served as AAF Central Region chair, AAF National Board of Directors and Executive Committee member, AAF District 9 governor, National American Advertising Awards Committee member and AAF-Kansas City president. He is also an in-demand judge, speaker and lecturer.

In 2019, Kevin was recognized as AAF-Kansas City’s Advertising Professional of the Year. In 2011, he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Northwest Missouri State University.

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