August 7, 2007

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AAF Elects New Officers and Board Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) named industry executives to its board of directors effective July 1, 2007. Murray Gaylord, vice president, marketing, will serve as AAF chairman and Frank Cooper III, vice president, marketing-CSD Flavors, Pepsi-Cola North America will serve as AAF vice chairman. The announcement was made during the AAF National Conference 2007, in Louisville, Ky.

Additional board executives include:
Treasurer: Al Schultz, Valassis
Assistant Treasurer: Denise Warren, The New York Times
Secretary: Rick Carpenter, DDB LA
Assistant Secretary: Mike Kelly, AOL
Corporate Chair: Linda Thomas Brooks, Trilogy
Corporate Vice Chair (East): David Verklin, Carat
Corporate Vice Chair (West): Jo Muse, Muse Communications
Corporate Vice Chair (Central): Rich Stoddart, Leo Burnett
Mosaic Council Chair: Hector Orci, La Agencia de Orci & Asociados
Immediate Past Chair: Andy Jung, Kellogg's
Council of Governors Chair: John A. Aguillard, Wisdom Marketing Group
Academic Committee Chair: Steve Hall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eastern Region Chair: Wanda McKoy, Express Print & Promotional Items
Central Region Chair: Chris Kelley, KMK Media Group, Inc.
Western Region Chair: Jim Myers, Honolulu Publishing Co.

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at