Courtney Black, senior account government at GKV, was named president of the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore because the group named its board of administrators and officers for 2021-22.
Different officers named have been Kathe Flynn, design director at Havas Helia, first vice chairman; Liz Norton, company producer at Planit, second vice chairman; Jeremy Martin, artistic director at Novak Birch Inc., treasurer; and Cynthia Sanders, of counsel at Baker Donelson, secretary.
Named to the board of administrators have been Ebenezer Ariori, CEO at Magic Stone Advertising and marketing; Rachel Claire, accounts director at Novak Birch; Krystal Cotriss, visible designer at Barcoding; Geoffrey Gill, lead UX UI product design architect at Leap; Bob Gillespie, proprietor at Propr Design; Rahbia Lighty, AAF scholar chapter secretary at Morgan State College; JoAnne Meredith, director of annual giving at College of Maryland; Tayler Individual, AAF scholar chapter president at Towson College; Brian Schneider, co-founder & CEO at Unconquered; Ahmed Tarik, senior account government at idfive; and Amara Waters, senior copywriter at R2integrated.
Matt McDermott, AVP of artistic technique at idfive, strikes to the place of previous president for 2021-2022 and can serve in an advisory capability to the board.
Ashlene Larson, director of PR & social media at Planit, will step down from the place of second vice chairman, however will proceed to function an at-large board member, together with Stephanie Bronfein, Tamar Burns, Lia James, Danielle Koch, Morgan Lambert, Kate MacNichol, Billy Twigg, Kara Ullman and Sabrina Viscomi.
The AAFB has additionally introduced the formation of its new Range, Fairness, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Committee, co-chaired by board members Stephanie Bronfein and Lia James. The DEIB Committee will introduce the Board and its members to extra inclusive practices, creating an area for extra seats on the desk and voices reflective of the Baltimore neighborhood that the AAFB Board represents and serves. The DEIB Committee’s programming this 12 months will embrace providing a DEIB immersive coaching program in early 2021 for executives, in partnership with Unsiloed, a company identified for uplifting and engineering DEIB within the office.
The AAFB Board of Administrators was elected as a part of its annual basic assembly Nov. 19, 2020. The AAFB connects, educates and advocates for hundreds of communications professionals in promoting, advertising, enterprise, tech, training and legislation.
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