Newly Merged Local American Advertising Federation (AAF) Chapter Hosts Agency Crawl in Palm Beach and Adds a Palm Beach Chair to Board of Directors

Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 11, 2017 --( AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & The Palm Beaches presented its very first Agency Crawl on October 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with more than 30+ attendees. Hosted by the O’Donnell Agency - one of the first agencies in the state to recognize and implement convergence of advertising, public relations and digital marketing services under one roof.

The event kicked off with members and O’Donnell Agency staff networking. Followed by drinks and light snacks.

AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale and AAF Palm Beach merged earlier this year to form one club and serve the needs of the advertising community throughout both Broward and Palm Beach county. This newly formed club will start looking at the advertising industry from a regional perspective and open the popular Addy competition to advertising agencies in Palm Beach.

“We are very excited to start club programming in the Palm Beach area,” said Andrew Martineau, President of the AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & The Palm Beaches Chapter. “Not only is this our first Agency Crawl but, this is the first event in Palm Beach since the two chapters merged in 2016.”

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AAF would also like to announce their 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors. Check out all these new and amazing advertising professionals. There are still open positions for any interested advertising professionals. Check out AAF’s website for more information.

President: Andrew Martineau, Chief Creative Altruist/CEO, UniteUs Group
Vice-President: ​Melissa Pacheco, Partner, Talent Acquisition, Chameleon Collective
Treasurer: Janissa Khal, Chief Marketing Officer, Cards USA
Secretary: Robin Verse, Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Programs Chair: Mario Lopez, Executive Account Manager, Redline Media Group
Communications Chair: Cima Georgevich, CEO, Redline Media Group
Technology Chair: Tim Hasse, President, Trim Agency
Addy Awards Chair: Elyse Taylor, Vice President, Mad4Marketing
Addy Awards Co-Chair: Meredith Lasher, President, Bombshell Productions
Government Affairs Chair: Debra Pierce, SCAD
Public Relations Chair: Vivianna Jugo, Conceptual Communications
Public Service Chair: Debbie Corson, CEO, Corson Creative & Consulting
Diversity Chair: Adrienne Parker, Parker Avenue
Palm Beaches Chair: Irene Carvalho, O'Donnell Agency
Education Chair: Nancy O’Reilly, AI Fort Lauderdale
Fundraising Chair: Open
Membership Chair: Open

About AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & The Palm Beaches (American Advertising Federation)
The Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale was established in 1957. It is the local branch of the national group, the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The AAF is a not-for-profit industry association with 15 districts throughout the country. In 2016, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation teamed up with the Advertising Federation of The Palm Beaches to form AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & The Palm Beaches. Serving the interests of those in the advertising community, the group encourages those in their creative community to meet, coordinate, and engage in sharing ideas and best practices to foster learning and encourage local advertising and marketing students. Regularly scheduled events on relevant issues and topics of interest to the group are planned with this in mind. For more information visit
AAF The Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation
Vivianna Jugo
Andrew Martineau - President