100 Years of History

American Advertising Federation – Sacramento Ad Club is the regional chapter of the national American Advertising Federation (AAF). AAF is the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, headquartered in Washington D.C.,  representing 40,000 advertising professionals.

Our mission is to improve industry standards, offer social and professional networking opportunities, recognize the best in advertising and to educate and inform advertising professionals in the Sacramento region. AAF Sacramento Ad Club is a non-profit club committed to providingmentorship for students pursuing education in the field of advertising which helps bring qualified professionals into our industry. We are  dedicated to improving industry standards through education and information, connecting professionals, and recognizing the stellar work produced in our advertising community.

With more than a 100 years serving the advertising community of Sacramento the Ad Club is an ever evolving organization, changing to meet the needs of its members. Our dedicated board make the creative leadership choices that keep the club relevant, useful and fun – but we couldn’t do anything without our members. Thank you.


Sacramento Ad Club Board of Directors 2013-2014

+ Samuel Hon, First Corporate Solutions / HON Marketing, President

+ Eric Luchini, Sacramento Bee, First Vice President / ADDY Co-Chair

+ TBD, Second Vice Presiedent

+ Joel Cardenas, Katz & Associates, ADDY Co-Chair

+ Chris Tan, Sacramento Press, Membership Co-Chair

+ Aimee Darville, Spanish One, Membership Co-Chair

+ Nichole Payne, Lofty Word / Nichole Payne Design, Creative Chair

+ John Morgan, Merlot Marketing, Communications Chair

+ Carol Gleeson, Misfit Agency, Treasurer

+ Angela Grom, Secretary / College Outreach Co-Chair

+ Yvonne Chavez, MeringCarson, Public Service Co-Chair

+ Scott Conway, MeringCarson, Public Service Co-Chair

+ Melody Stone, Salem Communications, Programming Co-Chair

+ Rachael Lankford, Sacramento365.com, Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, Programming Co-Chair

+ John Valenzuela, iSnap, Sponsorship Chair

+ Julie Knudsen, Zap Creative Group, Member at Large

+ Julie Childs, Ogilvy, Member at Large