National Education Executive Committee

The National Education Executive Committee (NEEC) is responsible for advancing the interests of advertising students, and promoting close ties between faculty, students and advertising professionals. The committee is comprised of educators from the AAF's College Chapters across the organization’s 15 districts.

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Mission

The NEEC ensures that AAF’s educational programs are meaningful for students pursuing academic studies in advertising and reviews ongoing initiatives that supports both students and educators including AAF’s student conference on advertising, academic webinars for college students and faculty advisors, the National Student Advertising Competition, recruitment of new college chapters etc.

Executive Committee

District 9 (2018)

Amy Struthers (Chair), Associate Professor, Advertising/Public Relations, 
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Lincoln, Nebraska
Work: (402) 472-3528


District 11 (2018)

Daniel Petek (Vice-Chair), Coordinator, Advertising Internships & Faculty Advisor, NSAC
Washington State University
Edward R. Murrow College of Communications
101 Communication Addition
Pullman, Washington
Work: (509) 335-5256

 

Advisory Committee

 
District 3 (2022)

Dr. Hong Cheng (Chair), , Director and Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard T. Robertson School of Media & Culture
Richmond, VA
Work: (804) 828-2660


District 7 (2020)

Dr. Sandra UttAssociate Chair, University of Memphis
Department of Journalism
Memphis, TN
Work: (901) 678-4795


District 6 (2018)

Steven Hall, Lecturer, Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Work: (217) 333-1602


District 1 (2017)

Patrick Oscar Chilabato, Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University
Department of Marketing, College of Business
Providence, RI
Work: (401) 598-2489


District 2 (2017)

Scott R. Hamula, Associate Professor and Chair, Ithaca College
Department of Strategic Communication
Ithaca, NY
Work: (607) 274-1034


District 4 (2018)

Vivian Owen, Advertising Design Faculty
Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, FL
Work: (548) 990-5605


District 5 (2018)

Chuck Borghese, Lecturer, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Athens, OH
Work: (740) 593-2527


District 6 (2018)

Peg Murphy, Adjunct faculty/Artist in Residence, Columbia College Chicago
Department of Marketing and Communications
Chicago, IL
Work: (312) 369-7489


District 10 (2017)

Phil Willet, Assistant Professor, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK


District 10 (2018)

Dr. Rick T. Wilson, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Texas State University
McCoy College of Business Administration
San Marcos, TX
Work: (512)245-3190


District 11 (2017)

David Koranda, Professor, The University of Oregon
School of Journalism and Communication
Eugene, OR
Work: (541) 346-3754


District 12 (2018)

Kevin Kelly, Associate Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University
School of Communications
Provo, UT
Work: (801) 422-6039


District 13 (2018)

Dr. Cliff Bieberly, Associate Professor & Department Director, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
Work: (408) 924-3275


District 14 (2018)

Tim Hendrick, Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communications and Advertising, San Jose State University
San José, CA
Work: (408) 924-3275


District 14 (2016)

Al Mattison, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Portland, OR


At Large (2018)

Chris Pitre, Director, Planning & Strategy, NSAC '06
Softway Solutions, Inc.
Houston, TX


At Large (2019)

Brandon Cooke, Global Chief Marketing Officer, NSAC '02
McGarryBowen
New York, NY
Work: (212) 384-6430


AAF STAFF

Connie Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, American Advertising Federation
Washington, DC
Work: (202) 898-0089

Ayanna Jackson, Assistant Vice President, Mosaic Center & Education Services
Washington, DC
Work: (202) 898-0098