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    Welcome to the 2021-2022 AAF Buffalo chapter year. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce myself as President for AAF Buffalo.

    Our club has survived an extremely unique and unprecedented year, with nearly all virtual programming, and we cannot thank the Western New York community enough for the support. It is because of that support that we were announced as Club of the Year for the third year in a row!

    I want to thank outgoing President, Josh Gumulak, for all that he’s done for us during his two-year term. From establishing our podcast series ADvice, to leading our club through the uncharted waters of a pandemic, Josh brought us (alongside the board) two Club of the Year titles due to his passion for this organization.

    To our Executive Advisory Committee and prior board leadership, thank you for continuing to support the club as we continue to evolve. Your availability and dedication to us is how we’ve become successful, and I look forward to working alongside you all in the future.

    To all board members, especially those from this past club year, thank you for your patience and perseverance as we navigated this unique year together. Through countless hours on zoom and never enough happy hours, your creativity and dedication to this board is prevalent and I cannot wait to see what we’re able to accomplish in the coming year.

    Lastly, I want to thank all of the members, both individual and corporate, that stuck with our club through our 20-21 club year. I hope you found value in our virtual programming, and I look forward to welcoming you back to our in-person events this Fall in the safest way possible.

    A huge shout out to Crowley Webb for pulling off an outdoor in-person awards show, in March no less! We’re excited to welcome Mower to our agency rotation this year, where planning is already underway for our 2022 American Advertising Awards.

    I hope to see everyone at an event soon!

    Caroline Buchas
    President – AAF Buffalo

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