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.

Kelly Chapman

PRESIDENT

Group Account Director,
Partners + Napier

Bob Charboneau

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Director of Production,
Dixon Schwabl

Aaron Lattanzio

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Senior Program Manager,
Causewave Community Partners

Rich Pulvino

VP FINANCE

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

Nicole Henry

VP OF MEMBERSHIP

Sr. Account Executive,
Butler/Till

Chelsea Wagner

VP SECRETARY

Assoc. PR Manager,
Partners + Napier

Matt D’Angelo

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

Digital Creative Director,
Martino Flynn

Judi Gavin

EVENTS CO-CHAIR

CCO, Account Executive,
Cohber

Mary Bonomo

EDUCATION-CO-CHAIR

Assistant Art Director,
Martin Group

Carly Fernald

EDUCATION-CO-CHAIR

Assistant Account Executive,
Butler/Till

Nick Vernetti

CREATIVE CO-CHAIR

Senior Interactive Art Director,
Dixon Schwabl

Lissa Mathis

CREATIVE CO-CHAIR

Art Director / Illustrator,
Lissa Mathis Design

Aaron Gordon

CONTENT CO-CHAIR

Executive Producer & Founder,
Optic Sky Productions

James Ashberry

CONTENT CO-CHAIR

Copywriter,
Brand Cool

James Farley

20 MINUTES AND A BEER CHAIR

Financial Advisor,
Northwestern Mutual

Colleen Condon

WEB CHAIR

Director of Digital Services,
JAY

Rachel Pulvino

PR CHAIR

Director of Communications and Public Relations,
Visit Rochester

Jill Duff

SOCIAL MEDIA CO-CHAIR

Copywriter,
Helen & Gertrude

Alyssa Davis

SOCIAL MEDIA CO-CHAIR

Copywriter,
Truth Collective

Claire Malboeuf

ADDY CO-CHAIR

Art Director / Designer,
Partners + Napier

Jess Santilli

ADDY CO-CHAIR

Associate Art Director / Designer,
Partners + Napier