Gary Dixon, President
Gary Dixon, former Utah advertising executive and president of The Foundation, has overseen the creation of messages that have been seen and heard in 200 countries, on thousands of theater screens, all television networks and 10,000 billboards.
presents addresses AAF-Utah members and guests on the subject, "Will Your Values Make a Difference: The story behind The Foundation for a Better Life messages," at the December 3 luncheon.
Dixon formerly was vice president of Bonneville Communications, where he directed the creative development of many successful campaigns, including Homefront, Children's Miracle Network and the American Cancer Society.
The Foundation for a Better Life messages recently were recognized as the most successful public service campaign in the history of the billboard industry.
National awards include the TELLY, Creativity, Mobius and the Parents Choice Gold Award.
has been a speaker at regional and national advertising conferences and creative seminars.
Other assignments have taken him to Jakarta, Indonesia, where he served as a communications consultant on a government project and, early in his career, to Japan where he directed a documentary on the first Trans-Pacific flight.
Dixon holds a masters degree in communications from Brigham Young University and a bachelors in broadcasting from Texas Tech University.
He serves as chairman of board of directors for the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications Alumni Board, the board of advisors for the Harvard Center for Media and Child Health and on the national board of directors for the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University.