About Us

All under the same roof, AAF, Ad2 and TAFEF representing creative and media professionals in the Tucson community as well as nationally. Each organization has its own story to tell from  building networks to giving back to the community; get more information here.

About - AAF Tucson

American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAF Tucson) serves as a collaborative hub for a full spectrum of industry experts. We bring together today’s leaders and tomorrow’s rising stars from from the fields of advertising, marketing, communications, interactive, and media. Through professional development, networking, and acknowledging the local hot bed of talent, our mission is to promote our industry’s importance to the region’s economy and culture.

Be a part of this driving force and join us today.

Our History

AAF Tucson boasts a rich history, having been established in Southern Arizona 70 years ago. In May 1945, the Tucson Advertising Club was founded; throughout the decades the organization has grown in both in numbers and impact, creating a community for professionals to inspire each other and advance the media industry.

The Tucson Advertising Club officially aligned itself with the American Advertising Federation brand in 1998 and changed the name of the organization to Tucson Advertising Federation.

Since our inception, we have developed programs around membership, education, government relations and leadership that have been recognized nationally by the American Advertising Federation. Other club achievements include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with Tucson Chamber of Commerce to create annual Man and Woman of the Year Awards to distinguish outstanding individuals in our community.

  • Establishing our local ADDY Awards recognizing local creative advertising talent and success.

  • Repealing a local 2 percent tax on all advertising placed in the city limits.

  • Establishing a Media Partnership Program in 2001, which has generated millions in donated advertising support for non-profit organizations in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The program has also served as a public service initiative model for other AAF chapters across the country.

 

AAF Tucson Board of Directors

AAF Tucson Board
1st Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer
Steve Earnhart
iHeart Media - Tucson
3202 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson , AZ 85705
520-618-2159
e-mail: steveearnhart@iheartmedia.com
2nd Vice President
Robert Santiago
eegee's
3360 E. Ajo Way
Tucson , AZ 85713
520-294-3333
e-mail: robertsantiago@eegees.com
3rd Vice President
James Patrick
James Patrick Photography, LLC
P.O. Box 1089
Marana , AZ 85653
(520) 409-5202
e-mail: james@jamespatrick.com
Ad 2 Tucson President
Quinn Miller
Madden Media
345 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson , AZ 85701
520-232-2662
e-mail: qmiller@maddenmedia.com
Director
Rebecca Bailey
University of Arizona Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Academic Initiatives & Student Success Marketing
Student Union, Room 441 1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson , AZ 85721
520.626-8753
520-621-5646
e-mail: rebeccabailey@email.arizona.edu
Director
Michael Caballero
Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson , AZ 85757
520-838-6723
520-838-6660
e-mail: michael.caballero@casinodelsolresort.com
Director
Anton Chism Sr.
Innovative Signs llc
4257 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 111
Tucson , AZ 85741
520-395-1131
520-395-0547
e-mail: achism@isignsaz.com
Director
Sue DeBenedette
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Rd.
Tucson , AZ 85718
520-299-3000
e-mail: sdebenedette@tucsonjcc.org
Director
Richard Engberg
KMSB/KTTU
7831 N. Business Park Dr.
Tucson , AZ 85743
520-770-5442
e-mail: RENGBERG@KMSB.COM
Director
Linda Fahey
Dark Horse Media
4441 E. 5th Street
Tucson , AZ 85711
520-748-1010
520-748-1414
e-mail: linda@darkhorsemedia.com
Director
Steven Meckler
Steven Meckler Photographer
121 S. 4th Ave.
Tucson , AZ 85701
520-792-2467
520-882-6141
e-mail: steven@mecklerphotography.com
Director
Steven Pope

480-313-2821
e-mail: spope1149@gmail.com
Director
Scott Romero
Cox Media
1650 E. River Road, Suite 201
Tucson , AZ 85718
520-867-7111
520-327-0447
e-mail: Rocknradio7@gmail.com
Director
Patty Ruiz
LM Media-Azteca Tucson
1201 E. BROADWAY
TUCSON , AZ 85719
520-441-4993
520-441-6984
e-mail: Patty@lmmedia.us
Director
Bradley Charles Smith
Lamar Advertising
333 N. Wilmot Rd #340
Tucson , AZ 85711
520-618-5337
e-mail: bradsmith@lamar.com
Director
Mary Swiergol
The Desert Leaf
3978 E Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson , AZ 85712
520-881-5188
520-881-5388
e-mail: mary@desertleaf.com
Executive Director / Administrator
Pearl Ford-Fyffe
AAF Tucson, Ad 2 Tucson and TAFEF
P.O. Box 90167
Tucson , AZ 85752
520-326-1060
e-mail: membership@aaftucson.org
Immediate Past President
Miguel Cruz
Tucson Federal Credit Union
1160 N Winstel Blvd.
Tucson , AZ 85716
520.322.7452
e-mail: mcruz@tucsonfcu.com
President
Roman Sandoval
Sandoval Creative
207 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson , AZ 85705
520-903-2201
520-903-2210
e-mail: roman@sandovalcreative.com