Bowles Heads Incoming Leadership of DSVC

DALLAS The Dallas Society of Visual Communications has elected its 2004-05 officers and board of directors, the organization said.

The Dallas-based association has appointed Margie Bowles president. Currently president and creative director of local 1400 Words, an agency specializing in strategic message development and copywriting, Bowles will replace DSVC’s immediate past president, Jim Foley.

“My goal is to build on the successes of my predecessors, and elevate public awareness of the importance of visual communication in business and industry,” said Bowles. “One of my specific goals for this year is to put a number of benefits in place that will help our members on the educational and financial fronts.”

Joining Bowles is Jeff Barfoot, first vice president; Samantha Reitmayer, second vice president; Aaron Barker, secretary; Mark C. Fake, treasurer; Brandi Lafleur, executive secretary; and Vicki Young, publicist.

Additional board members include Jennifer Brehm, Greg Sitzmann, Ted Forbes, Lee Crane, Shannon Watkins, Casey McGarr, Scott Ray, Paul Jerde, Phil Hollenbeck, Ann Livingston and Donna Aldridge.

With nearly 1000 members, the DSVC is made up of visual communications professionals, including designers, art directors, writers, film directors, photographers and illustrators. Formerly known as the Dallas/Fort Worth Art Director’s Club, the DSVC was founded in 1957.