Jessica Barry Wins Silver Medal Award from AAF at the Hermes Award Event
Tonight at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-Dayton) annual Hermes Awards, The Modern’s president Jessica Barry was bestowed the …
Tonight at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-Dayton) annual Hermes Awards, The Modern’s president Jessica Barry was bestowed the prestigious Silver Medal Award.
The American Advertising Federation’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. Annually, the AAF’s Ad Clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community. The award serves to enhance the image of advertising by recognizing a locally well-known person for his or her advertising and community involvement.
Jessica Barry is always contributing to the advancement of the advertising and design industry and her community by volunteering and serving on boards and committees for organizations, such as The Dayton Art Institute, Miami Valley Hospital, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering City Schools, and several others. She is committed to the success of hundreds of students and alumni. She is a strong leader who has always ensured that any decisions made were in the best interest of the students.
Outside of her passion for the advancement of the advertising industry she has a whole host of accomplishments: an award-winning graphic designer, art director, and creative director; an NFL Pro Bowl cheerleader; a GDUSA magazine Educator to Watch; an AAF-Dayton Mercury Award winner for Educator of the Year; a Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame member; and to top it off, she was also appointed by the U.S. Department of Education as a Primary Negotiator on the Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.
Matt Flick, Vice President of Program Development, was asked to present Jessica with her award. “I have had the opportunity to see many of Jessica’s accomplishments happen in person. I’ve had the privilege of working with Jessica over the last 17 years, and I don’t know that I can name another individual who works harder and is more committed to the success of a business than she is.”