The newly re-launched American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter officially began its tenure on July 1 with a kickoff event and swearing in ceremony in downtown Fort Myers on July 25.
The group better known as AAF-SWFL is a professional advertising club and political action organization devoted to the protection and promotion of advertising in Southwest Florida. Now accepting membership applications, AAF-SWFL is open to advertisers, agencies, media companies, and advertising service providers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties. For more information on AAF-SWFL and to become a member, visit aafswfl.com.
The following advertising professionals were sworn in as board members of the organization:
Tim Hennessy – President
Kate Kintz – Vice President
Jim Wyatt – Treasurer
Julie Lawrence – Secretary
Wendy Payton – Immediate Past President
Don Gross – Membership Chair
Chris Wright-Isak – Education Chair
Josh Pope – Creative Director
Erin Donati – Events Chair
Josh Milton – Communications Chair
Stephen Gray-Blancett – ADDY Chair
Earl Quenzel – Public Service Chair
Laura Brandano – At-Large
Bob Beville – At-Large
Nancy Solliday – At-Large
Teri Hansen – At-Large
Also sworn in were the organization’s board of trustees:
Wendy Payton – Chair
ABOUT THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION
Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Commonly known as AAF, its membership comprises the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies, a national network of local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members.
The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. This passionate group of advertising industry leaders better known as AAF-SWFL performs community service, support and education. The organization also exists to provide industry advocacy and knowledge sharing. AAF-SWFL hosts a number of programs and initiatives that support its membership through government relations, professional development, advertising education, mentorships, workplace diversity and inclusion, and recognition of excellence. To become a member, please email the AAF-SWFL membership team at email@example.com or visit aafswfl.com.