FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2016
46 Member Clubs to Receive Club Achievement Awards
The American Advertising Federation has announced the 2016 Club Achievement winners.
WASHINGTON, DC, Apr. 20, 2016—The 2016 Club Achievement Award winners were selected earlier this month, awarding 46 of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) member clubs across eight categories of entry. Winners will be honored at The Salute to Achievers Ceremony at ADMERICA, the AAF’s annual national conference, in June in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland Resort.
The AAF’s Club Achievement Competition is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments of its affiliated advertising clubs, showcasing the programs and projects its professional member clubs undertake each year. It was established to honor significant contributions to the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that strengthen the AAF’s member clubs.
“This year, there were nearly 300 entries,” said Joanne Schecter, Executive Vice President, AAF Club Services. “This outstanding work represents hours upon hours of dedicated volunteer time. The award winning work is a testimony to the successful programs and projects our clubs launch every year.”
Intended to recognize excellence and encourage high standards among industry professionals, the Competition awards local advertising clubs for their initiatives in eight categories: Advertising Education, Communications, Club Operations, Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, Government Relations, Membership Development, Programs and Public Service. Clubs with the highest total winning scores are awarded the distinction of Club of the Year and includes the honor of President of the Year.
This year, there are six Clubs of the Year, awarded for each of the five divisions. They are:
Division 1 – AAF Louisville
Club President – Dan Dry
Division 2 – AAF Houston
Club President – Tammy Guest
Division 3 – AAF Omaha
Club President – Amanda Peterson
Division 4 (tie)
AAF Central Minnesota
Club President – Katie Sczublewski
AAF Tampa Bay
Club President – Josh St. Aubin
Ad 2 Tampa Bay
Club President – Danielle Torres
View a complete list of the winners here.
About the American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation (AAF), established in 1905 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising representing all facets of the advertising industry and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with more than 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and summer AdCamps for high school students. For more information on the full range of the AAF’s programming, visit www.aaf.org. For the latest news and updates, connect with us onFacebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.