Board Members

President


Jordan Rasmussen
Account Executive at OnMedia Cable TV Advertising

AAF Position: President
What that means: I provide leadership for the club and oversee educational opportunities for our members.
My favorite AAF event is/was: AdWars II - the first AAF event my company participated in as members. Plus… we won the trophy that night! 
Why I'm cool: I keep it real for all the gingers out there. I have a little Irish heritage in my family. I can also name all of the U.S. Presidents in order. 
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: I watch EVERYTHING so this is hard for me. Sitcom: Friends. Drama: Six Feet Under. Movie: The Breakfast Club. Book: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton – my childhood cat’s name is Soda Pop!

Past President


Steve Schneider
Mortgage Lender at Lincoln Savings Bank

AAF Position: Past President
What that means: The experience of being involved in the club for more than 15 years allows me to be a good historian of the group. It also allows me to help in transitions and welcoming new people.
My favorite AAF event is/was: Definitely the American Advertising Awards. It’s great to see everyone, the work they're proud of, and such great positive energy regarding what we do.
Why I'm cool: I love a good challenge and will attempt just about anything. Outdoor survival camping, skydiving, rock climbing... now father of twins. Not sure if that's cool - but it certainly makes for a good adventure!
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: I was a huge fan of Scrubs and now enjoy The Blacklist. I enjoy filling a long car ride with a good Creighton or Koontz audio book.

Treasurer


Jennifer Miller
Freelance Designer/Writer at Jen Miller Designs


AAF Position: Treasurer
What that means: I cash your checks and pay the bills… hopefully in a timely manner and with everything balanced at the end.
My favorite AAF event is/was: The American Advertising Awards because they are awesome.
Why I'm cool: I am?
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: I don't know if people should like them as much as I do since they're pretty corny, but I like movies from the late 80s, like Overboard, Big, and Mannequin.

American Advertising Awards Chair/Web Chair


Jordan McNamara
Designer at Far Reach


AAF Position: American Advertising Awards Chair/Web Chair
What that means: I oversee the American Advertising Awards committee, which executes everything from the theme and promotion to finding judges and coordinating the ceremony details. I also make sure everything on our website site is up to date.
My favorite AAF event is/was: The American Advertising Awards ceremony because it’s fun to get the entire advertising community together and recognize the outstanding work it produces.
Why I'm cool: I've never been on a plane.
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do:
Art & Copy.

Membership Chair


Salina Gavin
Freelance Designer/Photographer at Salina Gavin Designs


AAF Position: Membership Chair
What that means: I organize our wonderful memberships and work on getting new people to join this great club. I also take photos at many of our events.
My favorite AAF event is/was: The American Advertising Awards because it has the best turnout. It’s great to see everyone and all the great stuff that’s made in our area!
Why I’m cool: I just am.
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: League of Gentlemen – it’s a TV show in the U.K. Great dark humor! You’ll always giggle when you see the word local if you watch this show.

Communications Chair


Stephanie Rottinghaus
Marketing Specialist at Advanced Heat Treat Corp.

AAF Position: Communications Chair
What that means: I contact our talented members (and non-members!) to see if they'd like to get some exposure and experience by designing postcards, web banners, etc. to promote AAF events.
My favorite AAF event is/was: Clint Runge’s presentation because I got to try Google Glass. 
Why I'm cool:  Since I'm a mom, the word "cool" is never used to describe me... but I do consider myself lucky because I've found my home away from home. I am very thankful to be doing something I love every day with fun people that entertain some of my "out there" ideas.
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: Notting Hill. Sappy, yes. But it's a classic that everyone should see at least once.

Board Member At-Large


Casaundra Gaston
Web Designer at VGM Forbin

AAF Position:  Board Member At-Large
What that means: I jump in and help as needed to make everything run smoothly.
My favorite AAF event is/was: Always the American Advertising Awards because it's a night to dress up (sometimes fancy, sometimes silly) and recognize all the awesome work being done in the Cedar Valley!
Why I'm cool: I can dribble a basketball full court... using only my KNEES!
The TV show/movie/book I think everyone should love as much as I do: Friends! It's timeless and will forever be my go-to show!

President of AAF-UNI


Jess Peterson
Student at the University of Northern Iowa


 
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