Recognizing Young Professionals in the ad community

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) invites the community to submit nominations for its Inaugural Penny Award. The AAF-Akron Penny Award recognizes young professionals, under 40 in the Greater Akron area who have made outstanding contributions to the local advertising community.

Nominate A Young Professional

Penny Awards Nomination Form

Name of Nominee(Required)
Nominators Name(Required)

Penny Award Recipients


Autumn Bland Hudson

Honored for her outstanding contribution

AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that Autumn Bland Hudson, producer and photographer for Todd Biss Productions, is the 2022 recipient of its inaugural Penny Award.

Autumn earned her BFA in photography at Myers School of Art at The University of Akron. While still in school, she began her career at Todd Biss Productions.

Among the many “hats” she wears, Autumn is a talented photographer and meticulous producer. She tirelessly works to achieve an excellent finished product in everything she does—be it capturing portraits, assembling crews and managing logistics for productions, or dressing a set. Introducing new ideas and communicating effectively with a variety of individuals top the list of her ongoing accomplishments.