Imelda H. Armstrong - B.S., Business Education, 1979
Imelda "Erni" Armstrong, president and CEO of Freestyle Marketing Group, has been named Outstanding Asian Business Owner by the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce. Armstrong, whose family emigrated from the Philippines to the U.S. when she was 12 years old, received the award at the Eighth Annual Business Award and Scholarship Gala on May 11. The "Outstanding Asian Business Owner" award is awarded each year to successful Asian business owners who have outstanding professional achievements, a history of supporting community and nonprofit efforts and who show creativity, initiative and excellence in how the do business. Armstrong founded Freestyle Marketing Group in 2000 after a long history of working in the advertising industry. "Erni is one of the smartest people I know in advertising," said Jason Harrison, creative director for Freestyle.