Advertising Club of Buffalo Announces 2011-2012 Board of Directors

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Advertising Club of Buffalo, one of Western New York’s most reputable professional organizations focused on marketing, advertising and creative professionals, recently announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors.

Over the course of the last year, the Advertising Club of Buffalo’s Board of Directors has worked to create new and exciting programming for the benefit of its members. The Board introduced AdLab, a monthly educational panel series, revamped the annual ADDY Awards show, and expanded on UberBowl II, a recently-introduced event covering Super Bowl advertisements. In addition to both unveiling a new corporate pricing structure and improving the organization’s social media presence through Twitter, Facebook and a recently launched blog, the Ad Club will soon kick off the first-ever AdWeek in Buffalo.

Recognizing a common goal of connecting with other groups in the advertising and creative  communities, the Ad Club also began partnering with other organizations, including the American Society of Media Professionals, the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Media Executives, Public Relations Society of America, Social Media Club of Buffalo, Writers/Artists/Musicians and the Western New York Book Arts Club.

With its new and returning Board of Directors leading the charge, the Advertising Club of Buffalo is set to enhance club membership benefits, further develop its brand, and increase its presence in the advertising community.

“Last year, the Ad Club developed quality programming to bring new ideas and opportunities to our membership, all while maintaining a healthy budget,” said Ad Club of Buffalo President Charlie Riley. “We’re excited to build off this momentum with a great, diverse new board.”

Riley, the Interactive Services Director at SKM Group, joined the Ad Club Board in 2008 and will be continuing his term as President this year.

In addition to Riley, returning Executive Committee members include:

  • Vice President – Amber Rampino, Freelance/Consultant, web design and Internet marketing
  • Treasurer – Cait Zulewski, Corporate Relations Specialist, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • Secretary – Jordan Case, Senior Art Director, Eric Mower and Associates

New board members, elected to serve a two-year term, are:

  • Scott Bartels, Assistant Vice President/Senior Specialist Marketing, HSBC Bank USA
  • Academics Chair, Nick Colacicco, Marketing Director, Line Logic, a division of KegWorks
  • Carl Edholm, Creative Services Manager, clevermethod, inc.
  • Shannon Fisher, Senior Copywriter, SKM Group
  • Matt Low, VP, Associate Creative Director, Crowley Webb
  • ADDY’s Co-Chair, Alyssa Mayer, Account Manager/Digital Strategist, Travers Collins
  • PR Chair, Katie Rampino, Senior Account Executive PR, Eric Mower and Associates
  • Terri Swiatek, Marketing Designer, Algonquin Studios
  • Megan Wagner, Director of Corporate Communications, WNED Buffalo-Toronto

Returning board members include:

  • Membership Chair, Nicole Lawniczak, Senior Account Executive, Eric Mower and Associates
  • Lauren Cius, Associate Creative Director, SKM Group
  • AdLab Chair, Kim Pentheros, Art Director, The Martin Group
  • Communications Chair, Jason Yates, Art Director/Digital Developer, Gelia

Tricia Barrett, VP/Management Supervisor, Crowley Webb, is the immediate past president of the Advertising Club of Buffalo Board of Directors. Tina Pastwik returns as the Club’s administrative assistant.

Editor’s Note: Photos of the 2011-2012 Advertising Club of Buffalo Board Members are available. Please email or call 716-880-1483 to request specific headshots. 

About Advertising Club of Buffalo

Ad Club of Buffalo is an organization designed to promote and foster interaction among the graphic arts and marketing communication professionals in the Western New York area. They strive to provide current information about developments within the advertising/graphic design, visual arts, interactive development, print production, broadcasting and publication industries so as to further encourage excellence by those engaged in said fields while encouraging interest among students.                                                                        

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