Local area advertising professionals were recently elected and named as Board Members of the American Advertising Federation - Rio Grande Valley (AAF-RGV). The American Advertising Federation is a national, professional trade organization benefiting the advertising industry.

The AAF-RGV Board of Directors slate for 2016-2017 are:


Michelle Mann – President

Blanca Reyes – 1st VP and Programming Chair

Teri De Anda – 2nd VP and Membership Chair

Edgar Chrnko – Past President and Sponsorship Chair

Robin Bullard – Executive Director (AAF)

Jeffrey Millar – Legislative Chair

Steve Jennings – Public Service Chair

Jim Birschbach – Finance Chair

Bradley Lacher – Media Auction Chair

A.B. Barrera – Public Relations Chair

Nathan Cain – Marketing/Communications Chair

Dr. Kimberly Selber – Education Chair


With nearly 100 members across the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the AAF-RGV meets several times a year. At these meetings, many national or regional industry leaders are featured to discuss a variety of topics directed at increasing advertising expertise.

The AAF–RGV is an affiliate member of the AAF national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The AAF-RGV is one of more than 220 such professional advertising and marketing chapters, representing over 50,000 members nationwide. It is the only professional advertising trade association that encompasses all segments of the industry in its membership, that is, advertising agency, media, supplier and client. It is this melding of thought that makes the Ad Club special.

The AAF divides its membership into 15 Districts nationwide. The AAF-RGV is a member of the AAF’s 10th District that represents over 2,800 members in 26 chapters in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The 10th District provides organizational help and offers networking between various markets. Statewide, it helps fight legislation that may be unfriendly to advertising.

For more information on the AAF-RGV, contact Executive Director Robin Bullard at rbullard@rgv.rr.com