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The American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa is a professional organization comprised of individuals who are employed in various aspects of the advertising industry. 

2019-2020 Board

The 23 volunteer members of the board provide planning and guidance for the club. It’s time to meet the new AAFT Board. We’re here for you.


Club Operations are divided into 15 Committees comprised of both board members and the general membership. Find the committee that fits you.


Join us for a one of our monthly meetings or socials. Or volunteer for one of our annual fundraisers. There is something for everyone.

Our History

In 1968, advertising professionals in the Tuscaloosa area developed a plan for the establishment of an advertising club.

The club was chartered as the Greater Tuscaloosa Advertising Club in October 1968. The club’s first president was Russ Chapppell of Dan Kilgo & Associates, now Group One and the club boasted an original 33 charter members. Formal meetings were held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Over its 50 years the club has thrived and persevered. Accomplishments include:

  • Hosting speaker Ted Turner 
  • Having three members elected AAF District 7 governor
  • Hosting D7 Leadership Conferences in 1989 and 2017
  • Receiving Club Achievement at the national level

Early in 1993, the club officially changed its name to Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation. Its name changed once more to the American Advertising Federation Tuscaloosa at the request of the national AAF organization as part of its national branding effort.

AAF Tuscaloosa is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, the Unifying Voice for Advertising. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AAF is the trade association representing more than 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry.

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