Automatically become a member in our powerful national umbrella organization, AAF, and enjoy a multitude of benefits. Our partnership with other AAF clubs provides a strong base for AAF to have an impact on critical advertising issues and legislative initiatives. As the “Unifying Voice for Advertising,” the American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents over 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF’s 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation’s leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.

Here’s what the AAF does:

  • Brings members together to yield creative and strategic business solutions.
  • Protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities.
  • Educates members on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing.
  • Provides programs to assist local association volunteer leadership.
  • Presents the industry with its future leaders.
  • Honors advertising excellence.
  • Promotes and supports advertising education among the student population.
  • Promotes diversity in advertising by encouraging the recruitment of people of diverse cultures.
  • Applies the communication skills of its members to help solve community concerns.

Corporate Members

Super Chief

Kyle Tallman
Adam Dukes
John Dooley

Comcast Spotlight

Kelly Robertson
Nicole McFarland
Keith Grifith

True North Custom

Skye Childers
Jason Skinner

Johnson Group

Brittany Lloyde
Alysse Echard
Beth Fine


Ronnie Minton
Lauren Wingrove
Leilah Parks


Tavis Salazar
Alysa Darmoddy
Chris Enter

Brewer Media

Jim Brewer
Mike Baskin
Danielle Swindell

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Cody Flint

Professional Members

Amy A Smith | NDP

Lucky Ramsey | Pathfinder Films

Gina Dhanani | The Double Cola Company

Terry Baker | Hullco, Inc.

Chad Guyton | 501 Studios

Freelance Members

Bill Cox | BC Create

Jocelyn Loza | Hoopla Marketing Now

Student/Educator Members

Christopher Lee | Lee University

Lexi Bzarth | Choices Chattanooga

Mindy Jamieson | Academy of Art University

Kailey Dietz | UTC

Megan Moe | Lee University

Cortnee Young | Cleveland State Community College

Non-Profit Group Members

Chattanooga State

Patty Brown


Clark Thompson
Steve Green
Eric Knowlton

Non-Profit Individual Members

Ainsley Walls | Trust Federal Credit Union

Melanie Radtke | Carpet America Recovery Effort

Shannon York | Siskin Children’s Institute

Past Silver Medal Award Recipients

Bert Caldwell
Bill Thornton
Bob Waller
Bob Elmore
Catherine Koskos
Chuck Wilkins
Dave Lang
Doris Ellis

Eve Oldham
Fred Webb
Garry MacHal Morris
Jerry Lingerfelt
Jim Brewer, Sr
Jim Brewer, Jr
Jim Kennedy
Joe Johnson

Joy Wright
Judy Lowrance
Kathy Jacobus
Kent Keasler
LeRoy Surrett
Luther Massingill
Marcia King
Missy Thompson

Olivia Lawrence
Ramona Nicholson
Ray Radford
Steve Bennett
Tom Tolar
Wendell Burns
Dan Brown
Jason Taylor

Roger Vaughn
Tom Murphy
Jim Lindsey


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