Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) was honored at the annual American Academy of Advertising conference this month by being named an elected fellow of the academy. The designation of Fellow is for a lifetime of achievement in the advancement of advertising scholarship, education, and service to the discipline. Hence, it is the Academy's broadest and most prestigious honor. It is not an annual award, but one that is given only when an outstanding individual is identified and then elected by the entire membership of the Academy. The Academy’s membership extends globally. Stafford is only the third woman elected to this prestigious honor. She is a past president of the academy, was the first female editor-in-chief of the Journal of Advertising, and the 2016 Recipient of the Academy’s Ivan Preston Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advertising Research. Prior to joining UNLV, she was honored as one of the 2018 Memphis Business Journal’s Superwomen in Business.