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.

Nicole Henry

PRESIDENT

Account Supervisor,
Butler/Till

Rich Pulvino

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Manager, Corporate Communications and Social Media,
ESL Federal Credit Union

Dave Pico

VP, FINANCE & MEMBERSHIP

Controller,
Dixon Schwabl

Chelsea Salitan

VP, SECRETARY

Senior Marketing Manager,
Butler/Till

Jill Duff

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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

Judi Gavin

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Account Executive,
Panther Graphics

Gretchen Burruto

EDUCATION CO-CHAIR

Associate Director,
RIT

Emily Fasel

EDUCATION CO-CHAIR

Career Coach for the School of Business and Leadership, Visual Communication Design, and Communications & Media Majors,
Nazareth College

Elizabeth Koch

CREATIVE CO-CHAIR

Marketing Manager,
Howe & Rusling

Rob Warchol

Rob Warchol

CREATIVE CO-CHAIR

Sr. Art Director,
Partners + Napier

Liz Chatterton

20 MINUTES AND A BEER (20MAAB) CHAIR

Associate Creative Director,
Article Group

Joe Murray

WEB CHAIR

Owner,
Kore Media Solutions

Jessica Lewis

PR CHAIR

Owner,
LaLew Public Relations

Claire Malboeuf

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS ADVISOR

Awards Co-Chair, Art Director / Designer,
Partners + Napier

Sarah Casale

Sarah Casale

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS ADVISOR

Motion Graphics Artist,
Optic Sky Productions

Bob Burch

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Director of Media Strategy,
Flynn

Jordan Cooper

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Marketing Manager,
First American Equipment Finance

Mike McGinnis

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Content Manager,
Dixon Schwabl + Company

Matt McKeveny

CONTENT CHAIR

Associate Design Director,
Truth Collective

Claire O’Reilly

SOCIAL CHAIR

Copy Writer,
Helen & Gertrude