First Oklahoman Elected to Chair National AAA Board

Jeanette Gamba, chairman of Jordan Associates Oklahoma, has been elected chairman of the national AAA Board of Directors, marking the first time a woman has ever held this distinguished post.
Gamba currently serves on the board of AAA Oklahoma.
Gamba is chairman of the board of Jordan Associates, an Oklahoma City- based communications agency specializing in advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, research, interactive marketing and public relations. She was president and CEO of the firm from 1984 through 2006.
Among Gamba’s honors: the Oklahoma City Advertising Club’s Ad Person of the Year award; recipient of the Oklahoma City Chapter of Women in Communications’ Byliners Award for Communications; theJournal Record’s Corporate Woman of the Year Award; the National Management Association’s Manager of the Year Award for Oklahoma; and in 1989, she received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership.
Gamba brings a strong business and communications background to her role as chairman. She was the 1997 chairman of the board of the State Chamber of Oklahoma and the 1999 chairman of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable. She is also past chairman of the Oklahoma Council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
The newly elected national AAA chairman serves on several corporate and civic boards, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation and the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. In 1990, she became a member of the select international business women’s group, The Committee of 200.
Elected to the board of directors of AAA Oklahoma in 1996, Gamba now serves as the local board’s vice chairman.
The Osage City, Kan. native began her career in communications as a writer and producer at WIBW-TV in Topeka and is a graduate of Kansas State University.



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