AAF-Akron Wins Four National Awards

June 24, 2022

AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that two of its members, along with the chapter itself, won national awards at ADMERICA, AAF’s national conference, held June 2–5, 2022 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.

Jeff (JD) Dumire at the Salute the Achievers Ceremony.

American Advertising Awards Chair Wins Chic Davis Memorial Award

AAF-Akron board member, Jeff (JD) Dumire, received the prestigious Chic Davis Memorial Award for making significant contributions to Akron’s American Advertising Awards. The award is bestowed annually in honor of Chic Davis who served AAF for many years and helped build the American Advertising Awards into what they have become today. Dumire was celebrated at the Salute to Achievers Ceremony on June 5. Watch his two-minute acceptance speech here.

Natalie Metzgar at the National American Advertising Awards show.

University of Akron Student Wins National Silver ADDY

Natalie Metzgar, a recent grad from the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, won a National Silver Student ADDY for her Forbidden Root Menu Redesign at the National American Advertising Awards show on June 3. There were a total of 4,411 student entries entered into all local American Advertising Awards competitions. 306 were judged Nationally. AAF awarded 26 National Gold Student ADDY Awards and 34 National Silver Student ADDY Awards. Metzgar’s winning work can be seen here.

AAF-Akron Board at Akronym Brewing: Garrick Black, Daniel Kearsey, Brianna Kelly, Melissa Olson, Matt Hogan, JD Dumire, Cecilia Sveda and Dave Flynn.

AAF-Akron Wins Two Ovation Awards

AAF’s Ovation Awards competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club management that contribute to the strength of the AAF as an organization. AAF-Akron placed second in Membership Development & Communications and third place in Cornerstone Initiatives & Events within Division 3. AAF-Akron was recognized at the Salute to Achievers Ceremony on June 5. This is the seventh consecutive year that AAF-Akron has placed in the competition.

Sincere thanks to our board, as well as our teams, membership and partners, for making these achievements possible.


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