Candace Queen has joined the American Advertising Federation as vice president of the AAF Mosaic Center, which implements all of the AAF’s multicultural and diversity initiatives. The efforts range from its Most Promising Multicultural Students program to Mosaic Awards, HBCUs for Advertising, APEX Multicultural Speakers Bureau and more.
Queen has championed diversity, equity, and inclusion through her work with the AAF as the Chair of the Mosaic Next Generation Leadership Council, ADCOLOR as the Co-Chair of the ADCOLOR Advisory Board and serving on the SnapChat U.S. Creative Council. She’s infused DEI in advertising curricula as an adjunct professor and lecturer for several universities and portfolio schools.
Most recently she founded Tabernacle in 2019 - a branding and design consultancy where she’s guided agencies and brands in building and maintaining a community-centric ethos and equity-first approach in their brand’s DNA. She has been recognized as one of the 4A’s 100 People Who Make Advertising Great, a 4A’s MAIPer to Watch, a Bill Sharp Award Honoree, an ADCOLOR FUTURE alum and recipient of ADCOLOR’s Unsung Hero Award.