Mosaic Council

The AAF's Mosaic Council is an established infrastructure of national advertisers, general market and multicultural advertising agencies, media organizations and suppliers. As the advertising industry's premier think tank on diversity and inclusion, the council identifies best practices for achieving greater industry multiculturalism while advancing the common interest of all industry segments.


Our Mission

To create a foundation for the Mosaic Council’s work, the members have created the AAF’s Mosaic Principles. These Principles offer agencies and companies at-large the recommendations needed to institute common diversity practices that are essential to addressing the demands of our consumers.

The council's goals are threefold:

  1. To achieve greater workplace diversity within the advertising industry.
  2. To create opportunities for diverse suppliers and general market corporations to work together to create effective advertising campaigns and programs targeted towards multicultural markets.
  3. To prepare the industry's future leaders so they recognize the importance of a diversified workforce and multicultural marketing's impact on a company's bottom line.

The council serves as the advisory board to the Mosaic Center, which develops and implements the AAF's programs and policies to address the ad industry's diversity initiatives. Premier Mosaic Center programming includes the Most Promising Multicultural Students Program and the Mosaic Awards, among others.


Melanie Mitchem, SVP, Director of Global Communications & PR, FCB

Council Members

Kenetta Bailey, Sr. VP, Marketing, Clear Channel
John Dokes, Director, Global Business Group - Scaled Account Management, Facebook
Tiffany Edwards, Director, Engagement & Inclusion, Droga5
Melissa Finney, Director of Client Partnerships, Spotify
Esther Franklin, President, Global Strategy | Cultural Fluency, SparkFoundry
Tasha Gilroy, Director, Inclusion & Community, VMLY&R
Marvin Hamilton, Sr. Director, People Operations , The Trade Desk
Nicole Hughey, Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, SiriusXM | Pandora
Marlice Johnson, Partner, Global Business Development, Ogilvy
Luke Kallis, VP, US Advertiser Solutions, Snap, Inc
Ola Kudu, Global Creative Marketing, Netflix
Ana Leen, Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Omnicom Group
Josh Loebner, Director of Strategy, Designsensory/Adjunct Faculty, King College
Ernest Meadows, VP Group Partner, Portfolio Management, UM Worldwide
Carla Michelotti, President, Carla Michelotti LLC
Christena J. Pyle, Chief Equity Officer, Americas, Dentsu
Paul Rodney, SVP, Member, Industrials & PE Practice; Head of D&I Practice, Raines International, Inc
Kelly Schoeffel, Executive Strategy Director, 72andSunny
Debra Sercy, Managing Partner, Grace Blue Partnership
Shani Waugh, Diversity Director, Google Cloud, Google

Advisory Committee

Danielle Austen, Managing Partner, CEO, fluent360
Kendra Hatcher King, VP, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture
Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer, Publicis Groupe
Max Rutherford, Vendor Partner Diversity Director/SBLO, GSD&M
Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group; President & Founder, ADCOLOR

AAF Staff

Ayanna Jackson
Executive Vice President, Mosaic Center & Education Services


LeAirra Lacey
Senior Manager, DEI, Mosaic Center