Women in Advertising: Panel Discussion

With recent cultural conversations surrounding gender, it’s time we discuss women and their roles in advertising today. We’ll examine where we are now, where we want to go and the changes we all need to make to get there. Join AAF-Greater Evansville for an interactive panel discussion of insight and inspiration from three of the Tri-State’s leading women in advertising and business. Moderator Tara Barney will lead the discussion with Q&A highlighting challenges facing women today such as:

  • Finding the right work/life balance
  • Visual representation in creative & imagery
  • Talent development and career advancement

Networking will begin at 11:45am with the panel discussion beginning at 12pm. Guests are encouraged to interact and ask questions of our panelists.

This event is free for AAF members and $15.00/person for non-members.

Masks will be required to attend this event per Evansville Public Library’s current guidelines and a boxed lunch will be served.

Registration for this event will close on Monday, September 13 at 5pm CT.



Meet Our Panelists

Kristen Tucker

Kristen K. Tucker formed Tucker Publishing Group along with her husband Todd in September 1999 and published the first issue of Evansville Living in March 2000.

Kristen, publisher and editor of Evansville Living, has more than 38 years’ experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and English from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Southern Indiana.

Kristen serves on the board of directors of the The Catholic Foundation of Evansville and the Board of Advisors for the IU Medical School Evansville.  In 2007, she helped found the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County. She also is a member of the 116-year-old Social Literary Club. Kristen is the 2003 Athena Award recipient and the 2006 recipient of the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer Award. Tucker Publishing Group magazines have won dozens of awards through the years from the City & Regional Magazine Association, the Advertising Federation of Evansville, the Evansville Design Group, and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Kristen moved with her family to Evansville, her father’s hometown, in 1971. She attended Caze Elementary School, and Castle Jr. and Castle Sr. High Schools in Newburgh, Indiana. Kristen and Todd have two children, Maxwell, 23, an MBA student at Butler University, and Jackson, 20, a sophomore at the University of Louisville. Kristen enjoys walking, travel, Pilates, and reading. 

Lisa Verkamp

Lisa Verkamp is a marketing & communication industry advocate, educator, and thought leader. During her career, she has provided expertise in the areas of research and data analytics, campaign strategy, creative direction and design, and public relations. Her current role as Marketing & Annual Campaign Director at the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana focuses on brand management and stewardship for the non-profit and its five local service branches.

Lisa relocated to Evansville to attend the University of Southern Indiana where she earned separate bachelor’s of arts degrees in Advertising and Marketing as well as a master’s in Business Administration. She has taught classes as adjunct faculty in the Communications Department at the university since 2005.

Lisa has been recognized for her educating ingenuity, creative artistry, and community advocacy as the recipient of the Joe Hulgus Award for Teaching Excellence, multiple American Advertising Awards, and the AAF Silver Medal Award.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing games and solving puzzles, traveling with her husband Darren, and volunteering in the community. She currently serves as President of Board for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana as well as the Treasurer position on the board of directors for AAF-Greater Evansville, AAF-District 6, and the Evansville Design Group.

Danyelle Granger

Danyelle Granger is an equity and inclusion thought leader with deep knowledge and experience in cultural competence development, racial equity, and cultivating inclusive spaces for marginalized and under-represented groups. She works with people and groups to solve culture-based challenges through equitable decision-making, coaching, collaboration and strategic thinking. As a speaker and facilitator, she helps people translate diversity, equity and inclusion concepts into actionable behaviors to be more effective leaders. In her role at Old National, Danyelle supports the development of talent and inclusion strategies for a variety of business segments and employee groups.

Danyelle is vice president of the board for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, and serves on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana and YWCA Evansville. She is also an officer and active member of Zeta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Danyelle has been recognized as a Top 15 Diversity Champion by Global Diversity Magazine, ATHENA finalist, member of Evansville’s 20 Under 40 Leaders, and Top 100 Under 50 Executives by Diversity MBA Magazine.

Danyelle earned a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in Japanese from Ball State University and a master’s degree in public administration from University of Southern Indiana. She is the proud mother of Jameer and Jamyah.


Sep 16 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Central Library - Browning Rooms A & B



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