AAF-KC is a 501(c) 6 trade and professional association in Kansas City serving the advertising/marketing industry through educational programming, volunteer opportunities and networking, and a member of District 9 of the American Advertising Federation. We’re not the type to brag but it’s safe to say we’re one of the largest and oldest AAF clubs in the country. So, we’re a pretty big deal.

AAF-KC is one club that houses another organization, Ad 2 KC, which is the local chapter of Ad 2 National serving ad professionals age 32 and under. Ad 2 KC is a part of AAF-KC but serves its membership in more specific ways.

For example, Ad 2 provides more networking events, but none of the events are exclusionary, if you’re an AAF-KC member you’re welcome to come to any soiree or speaking event, after all, you’re an AAF-KC member. But Ad 2 KC focuses on meeting the specific needs of young professionals. Told you it got tricky.

This explanation may be much ado about nothing but at least it gives you a peek into how we’re all one big AAF-KC bent on networking, furthering our ad education as well as our quality of career for our membership.

The mission of AAF-KC is to foster a cohesive creative culture within the Kansas City advertising industry and promoting it to the rest of the country.

Finally, here’s to our fearless board members who make it all happen.
2018-2019 AAF-KC Board of Directors
  • Rebecca Schwartz - President
  • Jeremy Johnson - Immediate Past President
  • Sara Sullivan - VP Programming
  • Marianne Gjerstad - VP Communications
  • Megan McClure - VP Membership
  • Andy Belot - VP Finance
  • Talon Spittles - Ad 2 KC Council President
  • Josh Chavis - Art+Copy Club Council President
  • Sean Bryan - Website Chair
  • Katie Hilty - Wednesday Accelerations Co-Chair
  • Julia Thompson - Communications Co-Chair
  • Tom Apple - Membership Chair
  • Matthew Phillip - Website Chair
  • Hannah Bower - Wednesday Accelerations Co-Chair
  • Kylee Sprengel - Journey Awards Chair
  • Katie Snyder - AAAs Chair
  • Andy Grollmes - Professional Development Chair
  • Lexi Glassman - Ad 2 KC Council Vice President
  • Laura Green - Art+Copy Club Council Vice President