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June 2019
A Message From Our President
Ryan J. Hall, Cooper-Smith
2018-2019 AAF Toledo President
June is my favorite month of the year! It could be because it’s my birthday month, but mostly it’s because it’s the beginning of summer and that means warm weather!
In lieu of our normal lunch & learn this month, we will be hosting a fun and exciting after hours event at one of the newly developed Metroparks! This after hours social will be hosted at the Beach Ridge Wheelhouse starting at 4:30 pm. We will be featuring two Metroparks representatives who will be speaking on the topic of TAKING TOLEDO TO NEW HEIGHTS . We will have grazing stations as well as a limited open bar. Stick around after the presentations for a tour of the Treehouse Village. You do not want to miss this event! 
It has been a pleasure being your 2018-2019 AAF Toledo President. I hope to see you all at our many events this next year!
Thank you for your continued support of AAF Toledo. Keep up with all that is happening by following us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , and Twitter , or by visiting for current event and program information!
If you would like to become more involved within the club, we have several committees that could use your help! We would love to have your input, and you do not need to be on the Board of Governors in order to participate. To find out more about becoming involved on one of our committees, please reach out to our executive director by clicking HERE .

Ryan J. Hall
Cooper-Smith Advertising
Senior Media Buyer
Big News From AAF Toledo
Membership, Friends, and Colleagues,
We have been privileged the last 17 years to have the guidance, expertise, and passion of our Executive Director, Patty Schoepf. She has helped us grow to be an organization that exemplifies the mission and purpose of the American Advertising Federation. The following message of resignation was provided to the Board of Governors:
“I have been this club’s Executive Director for 17 years, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all of the opportunities it has given me. I have truly enjoyed working for this club. While I am sad about leaving, I am very excited to start this new chapter of my life. I am proud of this club and everything it does, but it is time for me to move on. I cannot wait to see what you all continue to do to grow and improve the club. I am so thankful for all of the life-long friends that I have made throughout my time here. Thank you for making my experience here amazing and for all of the great memories.

My last day will be June 28. Please keep in touch!”

Patty Schoepf

We absolutely wish Patty the best and thank her for her leadership. If you or someone you know would be interested in filling this position, please contact one of the selection committee members. The job description is posted on our careers page .

Thank you,
Michael L. Seay
Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 20
EVENING EVENT - 4:30 networking | 5:30 presentation | Treehouse Village tour

Taking Toledo To New Heights

From the downtown waterfront to the Lake Erie shore and a treehouse village, Metroparks Toledo is reaching new neighborhoods and audiences. With a pledge to place a park within 5 miles of every Lucas County home and a commitment to conservation and creating memorable outdoor experiences, the agency has a plan to help remake the image of the Toledo Region. 

Scott Carpenter, director of public relations, and Matt Killam, director of marketing, will give a fast overview of what’s to come then invite guests to visit the largest public treehouse village in the country, just a short walk from the Wheelhouse.

$35/person includes: grazing stations, open bar (water, wine, beer), Treehouse Village tour

RSVP by Friday, June 14
email or register online

Non-Profit Partner:
please bring a donation for our 2018-2019 non-profit partner, St. Paul's Community Center

Thursday, August 8

The Beach at International Park - 26 Main Street

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration/Food/Cash Bar/Practice
  • 6:00 p.m. Meeting with Team Captains/Play Begins

Co-ed mandatory

Registration includes: court fee & limited supply of t-shirts, water, and food

Where has your AdBASH t-shirt traveled to?
Greg Reece, Social Chair, visiting St. Pete Beach in Florida

send your photo and location to to get posted on our Facebook page
Interested In Joining Our Board?
We Need You!

The 2019-2020 membership year begins on July 1 and we need you!

Some of our board members will be completing their term and we need energetic, productive people to fill those positions.
Please contact  if you are interested or have questions.
Thank You For Supporting
St. Paul's Community Center

to learn more about their organization, please visit:

Thank you for supporting St. Paul's Community Center, our July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 non-profit partner. With your support, AAF Toledo has donated over $1,000 in items and $949 in fundraising efforts. A check will be presented to SPCC at the June 20 program.
Make Giving A Part Of Buying!
PromoHits has committed to donating 5% of its total product sales from January-June 2019 to four local charities!

You can be part of this simply by purchasing your promotional products and telling us which of the 4 designated charities you'd like to support.

There is no extra cost to you! 

The four local charities to benefit from this initiative are:

To learn more or to place an order and choose which charity you'd like to support, call 419-358-0700 or email .

Follow us on Facebook to learn more about these charities and our involvement through PromoCares!
AAF Toledo Would Love To Lend A Hand!
Would you like help in raising funds for your 501c3 organization?
AAF Toledo is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquartered in Washington, D.C. and part of the Fifth District (Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky). AAF Toledo currently has 180 members comprised of marketing and advertising professionals from Northwest Ohio and surrounding areas.

Our mission is to provide programs and social activities that further the professional development of members in the practice of their craft and make contributions to the community through public service and educational programs.

AAF Toledo takes pride in community involvement. In accordance with our mission, we would like to join efforts with a non-profit (501c3) organization throughout our membership year (July 1-June 30) for the purpose of bringing awareness to the non-profit’s goal and purpose. If you would be interested in possibly partnering with AAF Toledo, please complete and return this application.

deadline to submit: Friday, June 14
2019 Corporate Sponsor
Boost Your Conversions and ROI with Audience-Based Buying
You don’t need to advertise to everyone. Just the right ones.
AdBID 2019
Items for Sale
Items are for sale and reasonable offers will be accepted. The list of items can be found here .

Thank you to everyone that donated and placed bids.

Partial proceeds will benefit St. Paul's Community Center.
2019 Internship Event
HOW TO BECOME A PANELIST (complete application by Friday, July 26)

The Internship Event is an annual event that brings together students, professionals and potential employers. The event is designed to prepare and educate students as they begin their professional careers, helping them to find and excel in internship positions.

The annual event features a panel, comprised of professionals within the communications, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and media industries. This format allows students to not only learn from professionals within their desired industry, but have the opportunity to ask questions and form a dialogue with them.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg.
Welcome New Members

Sue Bruning
VP Marketing & Communications

Corrina Haynes
Tiffin University

Mary Kate Makula
Development Coordinator
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio

Cathy Miller
Experience Toledo Manager
Destination Toledo

Trenton Zeisler
Senior Account Executive

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

Membership renewal invoices were mailed and membership year begins on July 1.

Not a current member?
Now is the time to join or rejoin.

contact or register online
Donor Wall
Thank You To The Following

Fred Harrington

Job Board
AAF Toledo's job board will put your job posting in front of the most robust network of marketing and advertising talent in the Toledo Area.

2018-2019 Officers & Board of Governors

Ryan Hall, President

Melanie Dunn, 1st Vice President

Katelin Reinhart, 2nd Vice President

Ashley Yoakam, Treasurer

Casey Pogan, Ex-Officio

President's Advisory Council
Patrick Bruen

Matt Rubin

Chairman, AAF District 5 and National Board Member
Michael Seay

Executive Director
Patty Schoepf
(July 2002)
office: 419.866.4199
cell: 419.260.9572
Board of Governors:

Liz Allen

Chrissy Arvin

Jodi Dixon

Jean Drees

Scott Grosteffon

Kelly Henry-Hahn

Holly Kemler

Jessica Ovall

Greg Reece

Lucas Stall

Sally Stearns

Mike Toth
About AAF Toledo
AAF Toledo, formerly the Advertising Club of Toledo, is a professional and social organization for individuals actively involved in the creation and production of advertising and marketing communications materials. The nonprofit (501C6) organization was originally formed in 1909 and remains dedicated to providing professional education and promoting fellowship among members and the community they serve.