The American Advertising Federation DC Chapter (AAF DC) announced its officers and directors for 2021-2022. AAF DC elected Jodie Warren of Yes& Agency as president. Imani Greene of Greene Consulting Group was elected executive vice president. Lindsay Matthews of Fors Mash Group was elected as treasurer and Meredith Heller of GumGum was re-elected as secretary. Hal Schild of primeFOCUS will remain on the Executive Committee as immediate past president. All officers serve a one-year term.
Warren, above, a past President of AAF DC, brings more than 10 years of experience and involvement with the chapter to this role. She will lead AAF DC in its mission to support the advertising community and drive the creative economy in the Washington DC area. She will work closely with various committees to develop and promote AAF DC’s events and programs, drive AAF DC’s membership growth (during a pandemic), and serve as the voice of the advertising industry in DC around such key issues as the advancement of diversity and inclusion, as well as reframing what success looks like for AAF DC during a pandemic. Warren has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and was president of the chapter in 2017. She has worked with leading agencies in the D.C. area and is currently the director of account services at Yes& Agency.
AAF DC also reported that the incoming Board is comprised of Marc Abanto, Abanto Communications; Amanda Abrell, The Spy Museum; Jenny Abreu, American Bar Association; Jacquline Balough, Yes& Agency; Sean Carnell, Tenable; Gretchen Carswell, Van Metre Homes; Robyn Loube, Sensis; Adiya Mobley, FleishmanHillard; Stacey Perry, Simpli.fi; Louise Salas, The Designated Drinker Show; David Stone, DavidGStone.com; Rachel Winer, ROKK Solutions. Judy Markoe, Big Picture Marketing Consulting, serves on the Board in an ex officio capacity as president of the AAF DC Foundation.
AAF DC added a new role to its board, the Virtual Services Team and Evan Levent, WWF, leads this new team.