WELCOME TO THE NEW RAF

Yeah, we admit this new site is a little retina-burning, but we’ve repositioned and can’t contain our excitement in serving you better.

About the RAF

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 RAF 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.

THE RAF 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.

The RAF 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.

Rich Pulvino

PRESIDENT

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

Aaron Lattanzio

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Senior Program Manager,
Causewave Community Partners

Dave Pico

VP, FINANCE & MEMBERSHIP

Controller,
Dixon Schwabl

Nicole Henry

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Account Supervisor,
Butler/Till

Brenna Kunzler

VP, SECRETARY

Judi Gavin

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Senior Account Executive,
Canfield & Tack

Chelsea Christ

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Senior Media Strategist,
Helen & Gertrude

Gretchen Burruto

EDUCATION CO-CHAIR

Associate Director for Communications, Career Services Center,
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

Art Director,
Dixon Schwabl

Rob Warchol

Rob Warchol

CREATIVE CO-CHAIR

Sr. Art Director,
Partners + Napier

Liz Chatterton

20 MINUTES AND A BEER (20MAAB) CHAIR

Senior Copywriter,
Article Group

Aaron Gordon

CONTENT CO-CHAIR

Executive Producer & Founder,
Optic Sky Productions

Leah Williams

CONTENT CO-CHAIR

Social Media Specialist,
Truth Collective

Joe Murray

WEB CHAIR

Owner,
Kore Media Solutions

Jessica Lewis

PR CHAIR

Owner,
LaLew Public Relations

Jill Duff

SOCIAL CHAIR

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

Claire Malboeuf

ADDY CO-CHAIR

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

Sarah Casale

Sarah Casale

AWARDS CO-CHAIR

Motion Graphics Artist,
Optic Sky Productions