Ad2 Louisville

What’s New with Ad 2?!

If you’re young, passionate, with a love for making a difference, Ad2 is for you. We’re AAF-Louisville members and advertising professionals ages 32 and younger with a love for all things advertising. We’re like real life Mad Men. You’re probably wondering what we do. Well, what DON’T we do?! Whether we’re hosting happy hours and career building seminars or out in the community volunteering, we pride ourselves in our variety of opportunities.

We focus on meeting the needs of young professionals in Louisville by providing educational and networking activities, public service opportunities and career development events. By becoming involved in Ad2, you open the door to being recognized for your skills and talents, learning new things, meeting new people, winning awards and being part of something big.

Accelerate your advertising career with us. Come to Happy Hours and the S#it You Should Know programs to meet, mingle and strengthen your advertising career.  For information on the latest events, visit or the Ad2 Facebook page.

AAF-Louisville dues for Ad2 members are $90 for professionals 21-32, however membership dues are prorated based on join date. We also offer student rates at just $40 per year. Join and get involved today to start getting noticed and make Ad2 your own!

Contact the AAF-Louisville office to find out more. (502) 895-2500

Check this site and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest Ad2 happenings. 


The AAF-Louisville Hot 10 Award is a way of showing that young people in the advertising and marketing profession make important contributions to the economic, social and cultural landscape of Louisville. If you've ever wanted to make sure an employee, coworker, colleague or friend received long-overdue recognition, the Hot Ten award is your chance. Nominations are accepted through mid-May and winners are announced at our annual awards luncheon and meeting in June.


  • President – Maria D’Addeo, Assistant Account Manager, Bandy Carroll Hellige @maria_daddeo
  • Vice President – Lauren Baldridge, Web Content Specialist, Baptist Health @LaurenBaldridge
  • Immediate Past President – Gabrielle Williamson, Assistant Account Manager, Bandy Carroll Hellige, @gababoutit
  • Treasurer - Celeste Stevens, Digital Marketing Specialist, Papa John’s International @CelesteChockley
  • Secretary – Lucy English, Marketing & Communications Manager, Louisville Slugger Museum @LucyAEnglish
  • Programs Co-Chair – Ashley Elgin, Digital Content Producer, LEAP @BachelorExpert
  • Programs Co-Chair – KaiLee Viehland, Media Coordinator, Power @kVm4
  • Communications Chair – Maggie Ising, Social Media Manager, Current360 @maggieising
  • Public Relations Chair – Randy Cook, Account Coordinator/Public Relations, Bandy Carroll Hellige @randy_monster21
  • Social Media Chair - Chelsea Scherer, Social Media Specialist, Bandy Carroll Hellige @chelsea_scherer
  • Happy Hour Co-Chair - Meagan Shaver, Digital Optimization Specialist, Courier-Journal Media @Meagan_Shaver
  • Happy Hour Co - Chair - Amanda Mattingly, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Design Specialist, ARGI,
  • Public Service Co-Chair – Jennifer McKenzie, Digital Media Strategist, Doe-Anderson @Miss_JMACKK
  • Public Service Co-Chair – Dawson West, Business Development, Fieldtrip @dawsonnotcreek
  • Membership Co-Chair – Hailey Heishman, Digital Content Manager, LEAP @HaileyHeishman
  • Membership Co-Chair – Alexander Carnevale, Power @AlexCarnev
  • Education Chair - Lucy English, Marketing & Communications Manager, Louisville Slugger Museum @LucyAEnglish
  • Creative Chair – Jake King, Art Director, Doe-Anderson @jdking90 (Instagram)
  • Sponsorship Chair - Nik Brazley, Business Development, New West Public Relations and Advertising, @QuikBrazley
  • Heishman Chair - Kara DeLost, Director of Marketing, Power @kdeLost


If you’re interested in joining Ad2 and would like to be an active chair member under our board please send us a message on our Facebook page and we’ll be sure to reach out to you. The board meets every other month to discuss upcoming events and overall planning for the year. Each year, new board members and committee chairs are picked to ensure leadership opportunities are available to all that are interested.