About AAF Greater Rochester

NETWORKING.
INSPIRATION.
A GREAT EXCUSE TO HAVE DRINKS ON A TUESDAY NIGHT.

We have one heck of a creative communications community here in Rochester. And the purpose of the AAF Greater Rochester is to keep that community thriving. Through events and programs, we educate, connect, and inspire great work–and we have a ton of fun doing it.

AAF GREATER ROCHESTER IS DESIGNED (NO PUN) TO:

Drive Rochester business.

Lots of businesses, lots of employees, lots of opportunities to make a buzz through great advertising and marketing.

Wow you.

We aim to expose current and aspiring communications professionals in all walks of marketing life—not just advertising—to ideas and experiences that will move you.

Help prevent brain drain.

We expose our students with resources and inspiration that will encourage them to become part of the next generation of great Rochester ad folk.

Raise the good bar to great.

Through awards shows, portfolio reviews, and other standards-raising events, we’re elevating what it means to be great in this business.

Unite our community.

Cool things happen when you leverage the powerful collection of marketing minds and creative thinkers.

Be your support group.

We help connect our people with the resources they need to thrive in this business, whether it’s to get in, get ahead, or get inspired.

WE'RE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER.

AAF Greater Rochester is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the national organization empowered by

50,000 professionals in

220

advertising clubs

220

college chapters

100

corporations

Board Members

Say hello to the people who make it happen.

Jill Duff

PRESIDENT

Social Chair, Creative Services Group Lead, Copy,
Helen & Gertrude

Nicole Henry

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Account Supervisor,
Butler/Till

Dave Pico

VP, FINANCE & MEMBERSHIP

Controller,
Dixon Schwabl

Chelsea Salitan

VP, SECRETARY

Senior Marketing Manager,
Butler/Till

Gretchen Burruto

EDUCATION CO-CHAIR

Associate Director,
RIT

Rob Warchol

Rob Warchol

DESIGN CO-CHAIR

Creative Supervisor,
Partners + Napier

Liz Chatterton

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Associate Creative Director,
Article Group

Jessica Lewis

PR CHAIR

Owner,
LaLew Public Relations

Bob Burch

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Chief Media Officer,
Flynn

Jordan Cooper

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Marketing & Events Manager,
First American Equipment Finance

Mike McGinnis

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Customer Success Manager,
Slate

Matt McKeveny

DESIGN CO-CHAIR

Associate Design Director,
Truth Collective

Sean Pritzkau

WEB CHAIR

Marketing Strategist,
Sean Pritzkau, LLC.

Bryan Adams

EDUCATION CO-CHAIR

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Marketing Communications Leadership Graduate Program,
Nazareth College, School of Business & Leadership

Deborah Bawe

COPY CHAIR

Senior Copywriter,
FCB Health NY

Sarah LaMendola

20 MINUTES & A BEER CHAIR

Art Director,
Brandtatorship

Lauren Blowers

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Marketing Manager,
First American Equipment Finance

Abby Staub

SOCIAL CHAIR

Social Media Specialist,
Jay Advertising

Alyssa Bileschi

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Senior Marketing & Engagement Manager,
Memorial Art Gallery