Amy Packard Berry elected as incoming board president, with additional advertising industry professionals from around the metropolitan area
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 1, 2017) – AAF Phoenix announced today its incoming Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 year, led by Amy Packard Berry and featuring names from area agencies and corporate marketing teams. Together, these industry representatives will work to increase club membership, facilitate engaging programming, launch new programs aimed at connecting agencies with the club, and cultivate relationships with local educational institutions.
The 2017/2018 board includes:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Amy Packard Berry, President, DigitalWire360
- Ronda Parker, Vice President, Parker Productions
- Stephanie Walaszek, Vice President, OH Partners
- Stan Yamamoto, Treasurer-Secretary, Moto Marketing
- Justine Newland, Executive Director, AAF Phoenix
- DD Kullman, Immediate Past President, Grand Canyon University
- Mark Munoz, RIPE
- Harlan Roberts, Blue Media
- Ian Foss, Clear Channel
- Robert Snyder, Focus Content
- Lori Diab, Equality Health
- Betsey Griffin, Lavidge
- Ben Holland, Odysea
- Nick Bradshaw, Bradshaw Design
- Melissa Forbes, LaneTerralever
- Sara Arnold, Off Madison Ave
- Adrianna Dalpiaz, Anderson Advertising
- Ted Anderson, Anderson Advertising & PR
- Gil Mejia, The Art Institutes
- Bob Giammarco, AudioEngine
- Bob Case, Lavidge
- Linda Little, iHeart Media
- Bill Ottinger, Cox Media
“Amy Packard Berry and the rest of the board represent some of the area’s top advertising, digital and marketing talent,” said D. D. Kullman, immediate board past president. “I’m looking forward to all that they’ll accomplish this year for the industry.”
Efforts to grow membership will include a heavy focus on new programs.
The board’s first major new event will include a Ted X-like speaker symposium in the fall, bringing together multiple organizations in Phoenix to discuss topics relevant to the industry.
The club’s ambassador program will give agencies and other organizations the opportunity to elect a liaison to actively have a voice and participate in the club’s direction and events.
The board will also work to grow its relationships with local universities, such as Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communications, ensuring that the new labor force is both aware of, and connected to, the advertising support networks that help professionals succeed.
“Advertising and marketing is changing every day, and digital platforms make it easier to stay connected with the industry online,” says Amy Packard Berry. “That’s why it’s so important to provide local professionals with relevant and useful connections to the industry here, and to each other. We are very excited for the big changes to come for this club.”
For more information about AAF Phoenix, including upcoming events and ways to get involved, please visit aafphx.com.