Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

Monthly Update I Your Club. Your News.

Jun 5, 2020

A Note From Leadership


AAF- Members & Friends,


In light of recent events, the leadership team believes that AAF-Louisville can not stand silent. We join AAF National and local chapters from across the country in denouncing racism and standing in solidarity with the Black community.

Over the last few days, we have been taking the time to listen, learn, and reflect. We know we must continue to do our part to dismantle inequality. We have made a commitment to listen to and elevate Black voices and to support inclusion for all in our industry, and the community as a whole.

Our VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Phelicia Ball, along with her committee, will lead the organization’s efforts in creating an action plan to make our local industry more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. If you have any resources to share or would like to help with the committee’s efforts, please feel free to reach out to Phelicia at or the leadership team at


Stay safe and be well.


AAF-Louisville Leadership 

Chris Nation, Chairman of the Board

Kelley Kerger, President

Allison Deely, Executive Director



We are excited to introduce our VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Phelicia Ball, Marketing Strategist at Mightily. Hailing from the nation's capital, she has a unique perspective from spending time interning in the NYC Fashion Industry before finding her way to Louisville.

Phelicia's role with the Executive Committee is to help lead the Diversity & Inclusion Committee's efforts to better our industry through improving diversity, inclusion, and equality in advertising. You can learn more about these issues within the advertising industry by reading Phelicia's recent article on LinkedIn. 


read Phelicia's article
Upcoming Events

Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, June 25th – 5:30 PM to 7 PM

Have you learned something new during quarantine? We want to know! Show us your homemade sourdough or container garden while we catch up virtually.

Join Ad 2 and AAF-Louisville for our virtual Show & Tell Happy Hour! This FREE event is Thursday, June 25th. Register with the link below to receive the Zoom meeting details.  

Click Here to Register>>>


Save the Date: Annual Membership Meeting & Awards

Thursday, July 9th

As AAF-Louisville's club year comes to a close, we invite you to join us for our Annual Membership Meeting & Awards.

This year's event may look a little different, but we will still be voting in our new directors and honoring this year's outstanding members. More details will be released soon.


Tickets on Sale Now: Spring Day at the Downs

Wednesday, September 2nd

AAF-Louisville's Spring Day has always taken place the Wednesday of Derby Week, and we are excited to announce that this year is no exception! Join us on September 2nd to help to continue this great tradition.

Click Here to Purchase>>>


Diversity & Inclusion Resource: Free LinkedIn Courses

AAF-Louisville is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive advertising industry. To do this, we need to start by educating ourselves.

The D&I Committee has recommended free resources, provided by LinkedIn, on how to be a better ally and have more inclusive conversations.

Access the Resources Here >>>


AAF-Louisville Scholarships Update

Each year AAF-Louisville awards two scholarships to local advertising and marketing students. These are the Bud Ballard Scholarship and the Multicultural Scholarship.

Our judges are hard at work reviewing this year's applications, and we are excited for the winner's announcement later this month.

Find More on the AAF-Louisville Scholarships Here >>>


Government Relations:
Ad Industry Leaders Address Congress

Free journalism relies on data-driven digital advertising, and in a time where less money is being spent, ad-hoc restrictions on data can take a devastating toll on digital journalism.

AAF National VP of Government Affairs, along with leaders from the 4A's, Association of National Advertisers, Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Network Advertising Initiative, came together to advocate for national regulations that will help to ensure the sustainability of digital advertising and in turn, digital media.

Read the Article Here >>>