Linda Fahey, AAF Tucson President 2021-2023

AAF Tucson Welcomes New Board of Directors and Officers for 2021-22

American Advertising Federation Tucson has elected its President, 1st Vice President, and Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 club years. The new officers elected include President Linda Fahey, President at Dark Horse Media, and 1st Vice President & Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Garcia-Estrada, Account Executive/Media Buyer at Hilton & Myers Advertising. The Immediate Past President is Steve Earnhart, Southwest Region President, iHeart Media. The Executive Director is Lorie Anderson.

The following club members have been newly elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term: Adrienne Robertson, Television Local Sales Manager at KVOA Television; Joan Lee, Account Executive at KDRI The Drive Radio; Bekah Collins, Creative Content Strategist at Good News Communications; Patti Gardiner, Department Head Digital Arts at Pima Community College; Dani Longoria, Regional Director of Sales, Southwest, at Lee Enterprises/Arizona Daily Star; Paul Mendoza, Co-Founder and Creator at Vib’n LLC. (; Greg Minton, Director of Sales at KGUN 9/ EW Scripps; Jeff Polley, Digital Sales Executive, Whereoware, and Debbie Wagner, General Manager of AZ Lotus Media. Sierra Bourne, Media Strategist at BRINK, will assume the second year of a current 2020-2022 term.

Current Directors, Ericka Aguilar, Sales Manager at Arizona Lotus Corporation, and Michelle Garcia-Estrada, Account Executive/ Media Buyer at Hilton & Myers Advertising were elected for a two-year term.

Directors continuing in the second year of their 2020-2021 term are Lec Coble, Station Manager/ Director of Sales for KMSB/KTTU; Tony Bruns, Project Director at McFadden/Gavender; Michael Caballero, Design Supervisor at Casino Del Sol; Linda Fahey, President at Dark Horse Media; Steven Meckler owner of Meckler Photography; Patty Ruiz General Manager of Bustos Media; Bradley Smith Market Manager at Lamar Advertising; Mary Swiergol publisher of Desert Leaf; Tyson Torres, Director of Business Development at CS Design Studios; and Adelina Trujillo, Account Executive at  Univision Communications.

The American Advertising Federation Tucson chapter, the local affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, fosters the craft of marketing and advertising in Tucson and creates opportunities for the professionals who call it home. From its inception in 1945, the mission has been to bring together southern Arizona marketing, creative, and advertising professionals. Together members work to gain greater exposure to the industry while staying current with the latest advertising trends. For information on upcoming events or membership, visit