American Advertising Federation of Des Moines


We seek talented, creative, organized, passionate, committed leaders to help us accomplish aggressive goals. Our membership is comprised of an impressive collection of advertising professionals that could truly make a difference in a vast array of areas. Participation on a committee is the best way to make the most of your AAF membership.

Please take a moment to review our committee descriptions. We need your help. If not you, who? If not now, when?

To join any of the following committees, please click on the link to the committee chair or contact Executive Director Lisa Lewis at

Membership is responsible for increasing growth and retention of the Club. This committee also is responsible for introducing the club to potential new members who have an interest in the advertising industry. The committees duties include collecting dues, sending membership packets, keeping accurate membership records, maintains databases, organizing a prospective membership action plan and developing campaigns and events to spark interest in membership in AAF. Contact Nicki Mittelbrun at for more information.

Programs coordinates all speaker and programming details including meeting notices. From presentations of new products and equipment, to self-improvement and innovative marketing techniques, the Programs Committee offers AAF members and the general public meaningfulAubrie Glenn and Joe Win at to get involved.

Student Events: Our student events provide educational and networking opportunities for college students. To serve on this committee, contact Brooke Vaske at

Creative shapes the image of AAF. This group is responsible for the design and production of all promotional materials, direct mail pieces, special programs and invitations. This committee lets “creatives” develop a project from the initial brainstorming sessions to the finished piece, allowing members to build impressive portfolios. To serve on this committee, contact Lisa Lewis at

American Advertising Awards (ADDYs®) are the Club’s premier event of the year. This committee conducts the ADDY Award competition, which requires promotion, judging, publishing of the winner’s book and organizing the awards event. Committee meets August through March. To serve on this committee, contact Kelsey Feller

Communications maintains and updates and AAF information on the 9th District AAF site. In addition, this team produces the monthly newsletter and notices to members. Also distributes email announcements to the membership. To serve on this committee, contact Molly McCormick and Kramer McLuckie at

Public Service offers a complete integrated communications campaign to one local non-profit organization every two years. To serve on this committee, contact

Legislative plans and executes our annual meeting day at the state capitol. We use this as an opportunity to get local advertisers involved with crafting legislation that protects our freedoms of speech. Legislative also provides legislative updates and coordinates any local action needed to support the advertising industry on the hill. To serve on this committee, contact Tom Woody


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