National Education Executive Committee


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
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