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ABOUT AAF-CLE

WELCOME TO AAF-CLE

AAF-Cleveland is a diverse community where artists rub shoulders with number crunchers. Where media professionals hang out with filmmakers. Where seasoned pros mentor the next generation of great thinkers.

It’s a place where folks come to build their careers, exchange ideas or just hang out and have a little fun. Whatever line of work you’re in, whatever your goals, whatever your interests, you’ll feel welcome at AAF-Cleveland.

MORE THAN ADS – MORE THAN A CLUB

WE WORK FOR YOU

At AAF-Cleveland, our mission is to help each of our members achieve the highest level of success. Our community looks out for each other, rooting each other on as we move forward together. As a member, you have the opportunity to develop deep and meaningful relationships with other industry professionals at ever career stage, including your intern, your peer, your boss and your boss's boss.
 

In an industry where change is constant, AAF-Cleveland has been the creative heart of Northeast Ohio’s business community for over a century. Founded in 1901, AAF-Cleveland brings together innovative, imaginative people working – or aspiring to work – in advertising, marketing, digital media, public relations and sales.
 

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING

AAF-Cleveland provides year-round programming to help our professional members gain knowledge, build networks and have fun. We also support the next generation of communications professionals through our Education Foundation and use our talents to better the Greater Cleveland community with our Public Service Programs.
 

From our annual American Advertising Awards, which celebrate the incredible work of Cleveland's advertising community, to happy hours, which bring together hall-of-famers and young professionals, there are opportunities to for connections and inspiration all year long. See our AAFCLE Membership Guide.
 

Ready to become part of it all?

AAF-Cleveland Leadership Team

Our AAF-CLE leadership team includes local advertising pros who are passionate about elevating our community.

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Amanda Terman
Voice Actor/Creative Writer
Amanda Terman, LLC

PRESIDE
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Rob Spademan
President
The Lakeside Company
DIRECTOR/EDUCATION

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Lauren Blue
Recent Grad
Open to work!
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Ryan Smith
Producer
Clum Creative
1ST
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Rustin McCann
Photographer
Rustin McCann Visual Arts
DIRECTOR

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Larry Napoli
Account Manager
Falls & Co.

VOLUNTEER/AWARDS CHAIR

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Nakiyah Fears
Social Media Coordinator
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
2nd VICE PRESIDENT/COMM

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Christian Turner
Account Director
The Adcom Group

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

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Our Corporate Members

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