Dawn Mann is the Creative Director and Vice President of Advertising for Alpha Business Images (ABI) where she oversees all creative development. Under her direction, the ABI creative team has won several Davey Awards and, most recently, Addy and PR Daily Awards. She was the Founding Principal and Chief Creative Officer for Break of Day Design Ad and PR LLC, an award-winning global design and advetising agency in Dallas. With over 20 years in the industry, Dawn has worked with notables like Actor/Comedian Jonathan Slocumb, Dr. Ian Smith, Nike USA and many others.
Dawn served on the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Tarrant County and The Creative Arts Center in Dallas. Dawn currently serves on the board of Uplift Education and the Texas Discovery Gardens.
Dawn studied Journalism and Graphic Communications at Ball State University, earning a Bachelors degree in 1995. She also attended Texas Christian University's Schieffer School of Journalism Masters Program. She is an alumnus of Leadership Southwest Class of 2009 and Leadership Arts Class of 2010. Dawn is also a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal 2016 Minority Business Leader Award.
Dawn is a native Hoosiesr from Indianapolis, Indiana and resides in Dallas with her son, Donovan, who attends Creighton University.