American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

Board of Directors

President & Government Relations Director

Tom Woody, Screenscape Studios
president@aafdsm.com

Current job title: Sr. Production Sales Specialist
Length of time at current employer: 2.5 years
What I love best about my job/career: Working with clients to enhance their productions and having fun doing it!
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Bull Moose Club Board Member, Guts Gear Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council Committee Member
Cartoon character I most closely identify with:  Michelangelo – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Cowboys of Moo Mesa
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: When’s that due again?  
Favorite past-time or vacation location:  Anywhere in the field, woods or on the lake hunting or fishing.
Favorite quote/saying: It’s not creative unless it sells.

Past President & American Advertising Awards Director

Kelsey Feller, Strategic America
execsec@aafdsm.com  addys@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Business Systems Analyst
Length of time at current employer:  5 years
What I love best about my job/career: Every day is different and I’m so lucky to work for a company that supports me and allows me to volunteer for various organizations.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Strategic America is actually my first and only “big kid” job. I am also the Chair for my church’s Habitat for Humanity group.
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Popeye… you’ve seen these guns, right?!
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Rugrats
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day:  That's what she said!
Favorite past-time or vacation location: The Bahamas are amazing!
Favorite quote/saying:  Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.

 

Membership Director

Nicki Mittelbrun, Happy Medium
membership@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Digital Media Lead
Length of time at current employer: 3 years
What I love best about my job/career: Seeing a client's campaign get results and succeed 
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: I am also currently the Risk Management Advisor for Alpha Phi at Drake
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Wonder Woman
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: WTF
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Brewery hopping in Duluth, MN
Favorite quote/saying: Everything happens for a reason

   

Programs Co-Director

Aubrie Glenn, Strategic America
programs@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Account Manager
Length of time at current employer: 4 years
What I love best about my job/career: I really enjoy seeing my ideas/recommendations that I give to clients come to life and see results.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Different sales positions within different organizations.
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Brittany who is a Chipette
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: 90210, Save by the Bell, Fresh Prince of Bell-Air, My So Called Life
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: What’s shaking?
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Pensacola Beach, Florida
Favorite quote/saying: “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -”― Heraclitus

 

Programs Co-Director

Joe Winn, Lessing Flynn
programs@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Creative Director
Length of time at current employer: 8 years
What I love best about my job/career: Creative collaboration with uber talented people
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Have worked in news media, state government and digital marketing
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Cartman
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Married with Children
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: Stop it (either sarcastically to my wife or earnestly to my kids)
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Reading
Favorite quote/saying: "Behind every great man is a great craps story." 

Education Director

Brooke Vaske, Strategic America
education@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Account Coordinator
Length of time at current employer: I’ve been at SA since March 2018
What I love best about my job/career: I love this industry because it’s always fast-paced and challenging.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: I held intern positions at Meyocks and Des Moines Performing Arts and prior to joining SA, I was the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Iowa State University and Outreach.
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Disney’s Belle... I’m a bit of a bookworm.
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Any show on IPTV (Arthur, Dragon Tales, etc.)
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: You’ll see a lot of “Stahp” and “Okiee” in my text messages.
Favorite past-time or vacation location: I studied abroad in Australia. Burleigh beach is my favorite place on this earth!
Favorite quote/saying: Just keep swimming! -Dory

Communication Co-Director

Molly McCormick, ZLRIGNITION
communications@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Account Manager
Length of time at current employer: 3 years
What I love best about my job/career: I love working with clients. Every day I’m doing something new and I’m able to get out of the office environment a travel for photo shoots/videos/etc.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Programs committee
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Garfield – I too enjoy naps and lasagna.
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: Did you see my email yet?
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Lake of the Ozarks – I love all water activities!
Favorite quote/saying: A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. – Irish Proverb

Communication Co-Director

Kramer McLuckie, Trilix
communications@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Communications Specialist
Length of time at current employer: About eight months
What I love best about my job/career: I love synthesizing business goals into communications strategies and then crafting the tactics that will turn strategy into results.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Marketing Director at Coppola Enterprises (real estate development company and owner of Echo Valley Country Club and The Fleur Cinema)
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Hong Kong Phooey
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: The Late Show with David Letterman
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: “I am going to put the other ear bud in now.”
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Disneyland
Favorite quote/saying: “What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.” – Mark Twain

Public Service Director

Lisa Braden, The Integer Group
publicservice@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Creative Director
Length of time at current employer: 6
What I love best about my job/career: I get paid to come up with ideas and foster creative talent.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held:
Art Director/Senior Art Director - The Minnow Project, Lincoln NE
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Bugs Bunny / Daria, a buzz feed quiz told me so
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Mister Rogers
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: “Use your words” or "UGGGH"
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Discovering new places, love to travel!  
Favorite quote/saying: Your inspirational quotes have inspired me to unfriend you. – someecards

Diversity Director

Chris Hanson, Lessing-Flynn
diversity@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Creative Director
Length of time at current employer: 11 years
What I love best about my job/career: The people. Working with talented creatives to come up with smart, strategic and creative solutions for our clients.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Graphic Designer at AirTex corporation(2000). Graphic Designer at the Des Moines Register(2000-2007). Clive Jaycees social chair. DMCVC board member. President of IFC (Interfraternity council - Simpson College). Recruitment chair LXA fraternity.
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Half the characters from the Far Side.
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Transformers
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: Please be mindful…
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Playing poker, No limit Texas Holdem
Favorite quote/saying: Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things - George Carlin

 

CLUB ADMINISTRATORS

Executive Director

Lisa Lewis, Lewis Consulting, LLC
execdirector@aafdsm.com

Current job title: Marketing Communications Consultant
Length of time at current employer: Since March 2012
What I love best about my job/career: Collaborating with people from a variety of companies in the Greater Des Moines Area and networking
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Marketing Communications Manager for Kum & Go, Account Executive for KDSM Fox 17,   Procurement Specialist for Sigler Companies
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Ratatouille
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day: "Gavin be nice to your sister.  Jade be nice to your brother" - to my son (6) and daughter (3)
Favorite past-time or vacation location: Door County, Wisconsin
Favorite quote/saying: “Patience is a virtue.”

Executive Secretary

Kelsey Feller, AAF Financials
execsec@aafdsm.com

Current Job title: Business Systems Analyst
Length of time at current employer:  5 years
What I love best about my job/career: Every day is different and I’m so lucky to work for a company that supports me and allows me to volunteer for various organizations.
Previous jobs or leadership positions held: Strategic America is actually my first and only “big kid” job. I am also the Chair for my church’s Habitat for Humanity group.
Cartoon character I most closely identify with: Popeye… you’ve seen these guns, right?!
Favorite TV show when you were a kid: Rugrats
Most common phrase I could be heard saying in any given day:  That's what she said!
Favorite past-time or vacation location: The Bahamas are amazing!
Favorite quote/saying:  Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.

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