Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Announces 2018 – 2019

Executive Committee and Board Members

Pittsburgh, PA – April 11, 2018- The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation (PAF), the region’s premier membership organization for marketing and advertising professionals, has announced its 2018-19 board members and executive leadership.

The PAF board has elected its executive committee to include President Gordon Robertson, (Hullabaloo), Vice President Chuck Barkey (Chemistry), and Co-Secretaries Mike Giunta (Garrison Hughes) and Rebecca Senneway (Big Science).

PAF board members will include Dawn Butler (UPMC), Mike Cercone (RR Donnelley), Kim Chestney (CREATE Festival, Pittsburgh Technology Council), Brad Cook (Brunner), Chris Cox (Pittsburgh Opera), Zakk Heaps (321 Blink), Matt Hildebrand (InnerWorkings), Rich Lewis (Eat’n Park), Darice Nagy (Green Dot Public Relations), Kathy Oldaker (Gatesman), Maureen Rooney (MarketSpace Communications), Steve Smith (MARC USA) and Ted Walzl (The Verb Agency).

Executive Director Evie DeSarno will continue to oversee business operations for both organizations and serve as Treasurer.

The new board will be charged with advancing the mission of the PAF through innovative programming, educational opportunities, and networking events for both established and new advertising and marketing professionals.

For more information on Ad Fed, please visit www.pghadfed.org 

About Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation is a long-standing member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national organization of 50,000 professionals in 220 professional advertising clubs, 220 college chapters and 110 corporations. Since its founding in 1923, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation has developed into an extraordinarily diverse and active club with active representation from nearly every major local agency, advertiser, media and production entity in the greater Pittsburgh area. Among the Ad Fed’s marquee annual events are the Pittsburgh Addy Awards, Celebrate with the Chiefs, and the Pittsburgh Media Auction. For more information, please visit www.pghadfed.org.

For more information, please contact: 

Evie DeSarno
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

Darice Nagy
PAF Communications Chair
Green Dot Public Relations