We Are Ad 2

We are Ad 2. If you have a passion for advertising and marketing and you’re 32 or under, you found the right place. Based in the Twin Cities, we’re an affiliate of the The American Advertising Federation (AAF) and are friends with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (otherwise known as AdFed).

Whether you’re establishing your ad career, expanding your skills, scoping out industry connections, or a mix of all three, we have the events, education, and contacts to get you where you want to go. Through our events, public service opportunities, and leadership positions, you’ll come together with members that have the intelligence, creativity, and desire to evolve advertising and marketing.

Honestly? We can’t wait for you to join us. 

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Be a part of something big.

We get it. Getting established in the ad industry can feel overwhelming. But, (a) you’re not alone, (b) everyone in advertising felt the exact same way when they started out, and (c) you don’t have to go it alone. By attending or volunteering at an Ad2 event, you’ll already be ahead of the curve. You’ll receive direct access to some of the most dynamic, knowledgeable, and influential figures in local advertising and marketing. (Did we mention that they’re super friendly?) You’ll also meet up with other up and coming professionals to give your network the boost it needs. 

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Be seen in public.

Looking for some ad knowledge? Check out our regular presentations with industry experts about all kinds of topics. Want to check out an agency or three? Go to one of our open houses. Blow off steam with friends? We have trivia nights. Want to go big? Women’s Leadership Panel, 32 Under 32, and the Student Advertising Summit are all waiting for you.

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Be caught up to date.

To get a feel about the future of advertising, check out the phenomenal work we’ve done in the past. From case study chats to award extravaganzas, the creativity and heart of our members shines through them all. 

Meet our most esteemed (and humble) Board of Directors ever.

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Danielle
Lachermeier
President
Image of Chloe Lewis, the Vice President
Chloe
Lewis
Vice President
Image of Kathryn Chlystek , the Past President
Kathryn
Chlystek
Past President
Image of Thomas Tran, the Director of Finance
Thomas
Tran
Director of Finance
Image of Abbey Stemper, the Director of Design
Abbey
Stemper
Director of Design
Image of Hamy Huynh, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Hamy
Huynh
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Image of Kate Greer, the Co-Director of Events
Kate
Greer
Co-Director of Events
Image of Jared Becker, the Marketing Communications Co-Director
Jared
Becker
Marketing Communications Co-Director
Image of Rachel  Oehlke, the Marketing Communications Co-Director
Rachel
Oehlke
Marketing Communications Co-Director
Image of Laura Kerwin, the Co-Director of Events
Laura
Kerwin
Co-Director of Events
Image of Ashley Skelly-Lekson, the Co-Director of 32 Under 32
Ashley
Skelly-Lekson
Co-Director of 32 Under 32
Image of Danielle Werning, the Director of Partnerships
Danielle
Werning
Director of Partnerships
Image of Grace  (Nichols) Pietsch, the Co-Director of Women's Leadership Panel
Grace
(Nichols) Pietsch
Co-Director of Women's Leadership Panel
Image of Jenna Frank, the Director of Membership
Jenna
Frank
Director of Membership
Image of Jordan Calef, the Co-Director of 32 Under 32
Jordan
Calef
Co-Director of 32 Under 32
Image of Kallie Quinn, the Co-Director of Women's Leadership Panel
Kallie
Quinn
Co-Director of Women's Leadership Panel
Image of Michael  Munson, the Co-Director of Student Advertising Summit
Michael
Munson
Co-Director of Student Advertising Summit
Image of Zach Warfel, the Co-Director of Student Advertising Summit
Zach
Warfel
Co-Director of Student Advertising Summit

We love our partners!

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Okay, we’re biased, but these are some objectively awesome organizations. Take a second and check them out!