Special thanks to the American Advertising Federation Tenth District for naming our firm a Mosaic Award honoree!

The American Advertising Federation Tenth District announced winners for the organization’s diversity and inclusion awards. The honorees will be celebrated at the inaugural Mosaic Awards on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Mosaic Awards recognize individuals, companies and agencies within the four-state district of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives.

Nominations for the 2019 – 2020 Mosaic Awards were accepted from American Advertising Federation club leaders, members, individuals and companies within the district. A panel of six industry professionals from across the U.S. evaluated the nominees within nine AAF National Mosaic categories.

2020 AAF Tenth District Mosaic Award Winners:

  • Workforce Inclusion
    Schnake Turnbo Frank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mosaic Champion
    Pete Lerma | Principal & Founder, Richards/Lerma, Dallas, Texas
  • Diversity & Inclusion Integrated Campaign
    “My Story” – Equality Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Diversity & Inclusion Student Programs
    Ghost, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mosaic Champion
    Valentina Gomez Bravo, Founder & Creative Director | Bunker +58, Tomball, Texas
  • Mosaic Champion
    Lopez Negrete Communications, Houston, Texas
  • Mosaic Talent in Advertising
    Gilbreath Communications | I am Life Campaign, Houston, Texas
  • Mosaic Talent in Advertising – Content Creation
    Lopez Negrete Communications | Walmart Holiday, Houston, Texas
  • Supplier Diversity
    Contracting and Employment Support – Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma

For more information, and to purchase tickets for the Mosaic Awards, visit the AAF Tenth District website: aaf10.org.

Alex Lopez Negrete, President and CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening. The event includes a cocktail hour and entry to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s galleries (featuring works by Dale Chihuly and Kehinde Wiley). The Mosaic winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony immediately following which will celebrate diversity across the district. The Mosaic Awards will be held annually in conjunction with ADvent10n, AAF District 10’s annual convention.


Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Advertising Federation, a national trade association, is the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF encompasses a nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs, and university chapters. The AAF includes more than 200 local clubs across the country representing nearly 40,000 advertising professionals.

Photography: Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman