It has been said of volunteer organizations, as well as life, that you only get back what you put into it. AAF Charlotte is completely supported by volunteers. We rely on the many talents and resources of our membership. It's a win-win. Our committees provide leadership opportunities and a chance to learn new skills, while meeting and sharing ideas with other professionals in related fields.

We're not asking for a lot of time, just a commitment to the overall mission of AAF whether it be through planning events or lending a helping hand with the ADDYS, driving membership or communicating our message.

Below you'll find details on the various AFF Charlotte committees, including a description of each committee and its chair. If you would like to get involved with any of these committees, please email the accompanying board member.

American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards recognize creative excellence here in Charlotte and is also the biggest advertising party of the year. This committee conducts the competition (including promotion and judging) as well as the Gala and awards ceremony. Volunteers are needed throughout the process, but especially during the judging weekend and in the weeks leading up to the Gala.

Chaired by: Sarah Gregg: AAAwards Judges Co-Chair Claire Outlaw & Shannon Parsley: AAAwards Awards Co-Chair

Chair not assigned

Programs & Hospitality

This committee is responsible for developing a series of meaningful and entertaining programs that address the diverse needs of our members and raise the visibility of our club. The coordinate all programming details including arranging speakers and activities for the club's monthly meetings, meeting notices, location, reservations, event publicity, ticket collections, audio/visual, and attendance record maintenance with the assistance of the Membership Chair.

Chaired By: Alex Butz of Pinckney Marketing

Young Affiliates & Education

The Young Affiliates is a newly-formed committee that exists to maximize networking and leadership opportunities for young professionals and students. This committee plans and executes quarterly programs that creatively engage and connect young professionals with senior media and creative leaders in order to further career advancement.

Chaired By: Claire Outlaw of MODE