Board of directors

2020-2021

Jeff lawler headshot

Jeff Lawler

President

Coldwell Banker Realty
Sam bond headshot

Sam Bond

President-Elect

SC Education Lottery
Joey Wallace headshot

Joey Wallace

Ex-Officio

United Way of the Midlands
Merrell Johnson headshot

Merrell Johnson

Treasurer

MIRCI
Bailey Lewis headshot

Bailey Lewis

American Advertising Awards Gala Co-Chair

truematter
Whitney McCormac headshot

Whitney McCormac

American Advertising Awards Gala Co-Chair

Rhythmlink International, LLC
Stephanie Hooker headshot

Stephanie Hooker

American Advertising Awards Judging Chair

UCI Medical Affiliates
Lauren McAlexander headshot

Lauren McAlexander

Secretary & Communications Co-Chair

ADCO
Mary Dunn headshot

Mary Dunn

Communications Co-Chair

Experience Columbia SC
Logan Hanes headshot

Logan Hanes

Government Relations

Northwestern Mutual
Brenly McCulloch headshot

Brenly McCulloch

Membership Co-Chair

Dick Dyer Mercedes-Benz
Tanvi Patel headshot

Tanvi Patel

Membership Co-Chair

United Way of the Midlands
Catherine Ramirez headshot

Catherine Ramirez

Mosaic Chair

Chernoff Newman
Heather Singleton headshot

Heather Singleton

Programs Chair

United Way of the Midlands
Grace Salter headshot

Grace Salter

Public Service Chair

UofSC
Sean Powers headshot

Sean Powers

Sponsorship Chair

Enterprise Columbia

Past Presidents

*Denotes Years AAF Midlands won National Club of the Year and President of the Year

  • *2019-2020, Joey Wallace, United Way of the Midlands
  • 2018-2019, Lenza Jolley, SC Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • *2017-2018, Stephanie Owens, Riggs Partners
  • 2016-2017, Skot Garrick, The South Carolina Education Association
  • 2015-2016, Scott Harris, WACH Fox
  • 2014-2015, Megan Telencio, Lamar Outdoor
  • *2013-2014, Danielle Salley, Chernoff Newman 
  • *2012-2013, David Campbell, Chernoff Newman
  • 2011-2012, Melissa Harper, SCANA Corporation
  • *2010-2011, Andrew Evans, The Adams Group
  • 2009-2010, Abey Coker, Colonial Life arena
  • 2008-2009, Shelley Magee, WOLO-TV
  • 2007-2008, Alanna Ritchie, SC Newspaper Network
  • 2006-2007, Margaret Gregory, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 2005-2006, Juana Gustin-Quick, Cross and Associates
  • 2004-2005, John Tomat, SCANA Corporation
  • 2003-2004, Rigby Wilson, WOLO-TV
  • 2002-2003, Rigby Wilson, WOLO-TV
  • 2001-2002, Katy Ruth, Newman Saylor & Gregory
  • 2000-2001, John Lucas, The Adams Group
  • 1999-2000, Cathy Ellis, Riggs
  • 1998-1999, Teri Buonasera, Chernoff/Silver
  • 1997-1998, Wayne Adams, The Adams Group
  • 1996-1997, Paul Povey, PHP
  • 1995-1996, Robbie Butt
  • 1994-1995, Coby Cooper, WIS-TV/Take 10
  • 1993-1994, Ann Jennings, Chernoff-Silver
  • 1992-1993, Will Sullivan, The Sullivan Agency
  • 1991-1992, Judy Holland, Newman Saylor & Gregory
  • 1990-1991, Clyde Ellisor, Roth Theaters
  • 1989-1990, Ray Bigalke, Central Advertising
  • 1988-1989, Mary Mills Safko, Lexington Medical Center
  • 1987-1988, Hal Von Nessen, Resh Advertising
  • 1986-1987, Jane Hall Pigg/Lee Ruef, WNOK-FM
  • 1985-1986, Lee Ruef, Cook Ruef & Spann
  • 1984-1985, Dianne Bagwell, WIS-TV
  • 1983-1984, Tom Chandler, WNOK-FM
  • 1982-1983, Chip Clary, TSI Advertising
  • 1981-1982, Elizabeth Marks, Elizabeth Marks & Assoc.
  • 1980-1981, William McElveen, Audubon Broadcasting
  • 1979-1980, William Hunt
  • 1978-1979, Peter Lloyd, Price-McNabb
  • 1977-1978, Howard Hellams, Harper Hellams & Paige
  • 1976-1977, Leonard LanFranco, University of SC
  • 1975-1976, John Davidson
  • 1974-1975, Billy Silver, C&S Bank
  • 1973-1974, Albert Scoggins, USC Journalism
  • 1972-1973, Betty Blair, Barton Blair & Cureton
  • 1971-1972, V.R. Coward, SCE&G
  • 1970-1971, Ernie Wright
  • 1969-1970, Cantey Heath, Columbia Outdoor
  • 1968-1969, William Duncan, The State
  • 1967-1968, Van Newman, Newman Saylor & Gregory
  • 1966-1967, Richard Laughridge, WNOK-TV
  • 1965-1966, Robert Isbell
  • 1964-1965, Earl McIntire
  • 1963-1964
  • 1962-1963, Thomas Allen, WIS-TV
  • 1961-1962, Steve McRae
  • 1960-1961, Norman Meares
  • 1959-1960, William McCord
  • 1958-1959, Hub Terry
  • 1957-1958, Robert Phillips
  • 1956-1957, Sam Weimer
  • 1955-1956, Art Love
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