Who We Are

The American Advertising Federation of North Dakota

About Us

AAF-ND is one of 210 local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation and part of AAF’s 8th District. The district includes clubs from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Our club is open to anyone in a communication-related field. We are corporate communicators, public relations practitioners, journalists, freelance writers, designers and multimedia specialists, advertising sales representatives, musicians and printers.

For more than 50 years, AAF-ND has:

  • Provided our members professional development and networking opportunities
  • Recognized creativity and excellence in advertising and marketing
  • Contributed to the vitality, economies and cultures of Red River Valley communities

Board of Directors

Missy Keney

President

Jeff Knight

1st Vice President

Shelley Szudera

2nd Vice President

Tina Flach

Treasurer

Nathaniel Navratil

Secretary

Katie Elenberger

Ex-Officio

Katie Faken

Director

Amber Kienenberger

Director

Ben Hamilton

Director

Jeannie Camarillo

Director

Jenna Studt

Director

Mia Ness

Director

Stephanie Grosz

Director

Tammy Doyle

Director

Achievement Award

The American Advertising Federation of North Dakota offers a $500 Achievement Award. It is open to undergraduate students who show promise in advertising, communications, public relations, marketing or graphic design. All undergrads enrolled in colleges in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, can apply.  The award will be presented at the AAF-ND’s ADDY Awards event on Friday, February 24th.

Larry Gauper Advertising Creativity Scholarship

The Larry Gauper Advertising Creativity Scholarship offers a $500 award to one undergraduate student each year. The winner must demonstrate exceptional creative talent, passion for the advertising industry, and a commitment to a communications- based career. All undergrads enrolled in colleges in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, can apply. The award will be presented at the AAF-ND’s ADDY Awards event on Friday, February 24th.