The Club

AAF Lexington is a professional group that works hard to connect, show appreciation, and educate. We are a community of industry professionals and aspiring students who come together to trade ideas, learn from one another, and represent this business in the way it should be represented.

Our activities include:

  • Monthly networking meetings
  • Social events
  • Educational seminars
  • Public service campaign development
  • Scholarships
  • ADDY® Awards ceremonies

Contact

Contact us if you have questions or comments about Ad Club Lexington or if you would like more information.

For specific support, reach out to the following:

ADDYs Inquiries: addys@aaflexington.com
Club Questions: club@aaflexington.com
Communications Contact: communications@aaflexington.com
Education & Student Questions: education@aaflexington.com
Membership Support: membership@aaflexington.com
Philanthropy Inquiries: publicservice@aaflexington.com
Sponsorship Interest: sponsorships@aaflexington.com

2019-2020 Board Members

Fly on the wall at a board meeting at Lynn Imaging & Monster Color. Eye contact with camera provided free of charge.

President: Kameron Kragel

If you meet Kameron, odds are there will be graphite smeared all over the side of his left hand. He studied accounting & finance at UK, and got his master’s at Auburn. In his spare time, he loves serving on this board and working with so many terrific people in the creative/ad industry. This Club is perfect for that.

Vice President, ADDYs: Tyler Hayes

Vice President, Membership: Greg Potts

A Cleveland native, Greg has been in Lexington since late 2016 after residing in Peoria, IL for 25 years. His career has covered many aspects of the marketing and advertising spectrum including co-op advertising, mar-tech, SMS/text marketing, and data-driven consumer insights.

Vice President, Programs: Laura Merchant

Creative Director: Adam Brown

Adam is the creative director and a partner at Marrow: a brand strategy, design, and technology agency for people who give a damn. Call him a design zealot, a provocateur, or—if you’re his mother-in-law—a bullshit artist. With Adam, brands embrace empathy as strategy, value audacity over relevance, and commit unequivocally to the remarkable.

Treasurer: Alex Burgan

Alex graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in accounting. Baseball is the best sport and he is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan. In his free time he enjoys playing video games of all genres and teaching himself to code computer software.

Secretary: Grant Hoffman

Grant has been at Right Place Media for the last two years. He loves being outdoors and going to concerts/festivals. He spends a majority of his time out of work being outside with his dog. He is a pretty simple guy; beer, media and sports.

Director of Public Service: Daniel Livingston

Daniel is a graphic designer and educator with the UK College of Design. With an extensive background in creative problem-solving and design education, he understands the power of design as a catalyst for social change. As Director of Public Service, Daniel is always looking for ways that AdClub can make a positive impact in Lexington and the surrounding communities. Got a cause or an idea? Give him a shout!

Communications Chair: Shawn Saylor

Shawn’s an avid member of the Lexington creative community, and heads up the team at Mediocre Creative. He likes clean lines and bright colors.

Education Chair: Laura Fischer

Relations Chair: Megan Martin

Fundraising Chair: Ryan Mollenkopf

ADDYs Chair: Claire Monkman

Claire loves Lexington for the combination of city and country life. When she’s not working, you can find her at the barn with her horse. She started with UK Ad Club as a student her junior year, in the student division. Over two years, she won multiple ADDYs, including Judge’s Choice.

Copywriting + Competition Chair: Austin Hohiemer

Austin’s a copywriter and digital associate at Bullhorn Creative. He used to be a touring musician, canine camp counselor, and Christmas tree salesman.

Executive Chair: Jeff Hancock

Jeff’s profession started in the art department for United Graphix, a Lexington printer specializing in Outdoor Advertising in 1984. Jeff started his own firm in 2015 serving a variety of local and regional brands. Jeff served as the 2016-18 Chairman of the Board for AAF Lexington.

Executive Advisor: Michael Braley

Michael Braley, Creative Director of Braley Design has 25+ years of experience in brand, print, book and package design. His work has appeared in publications and exhibitions. In 2019, he received the AAF Lexington’s Distinguished Member Award.

Executive Advisor: Adam Martin

Executive Advisor: Joanne Underwood

Joanne is a Senior Consultant for Monster Color and has worked with advertising and marketing professionals for 25 years. She loves advertising and marketing, because without creative stimulation this world would be too bland.