AAF Omaha President
David Lempp, Account Lead at Centro, has over a decade of marketing experience and achievement with the majority of it focused in the Omaha market including positions with Sinclair Broadcasting, BH Media, and Viamedia. His experience as a Local Sales Manager, Research Director, and Marketing Consultant have made him well-suited for his current role. Centro proudly offers turn-key digital solutions for brands, agencies, and publishers across the US. David is an Omaha native and a University of Nebraska – Lincoln graduate.
AAF Omaha Chairwoman of the Board
If you want something done and done really well, Lisa’s your go-to. She loves a challenge, is crazy resourceful, and has limitless passion for branding. With more than 20 years of client relations and strategy experience, she adds clarity and meaning to new and established brands. Equal parts learner and teacher, Lisa also serves as AAF Omaha President, collaborating with area pros to elevate the industry and inspire the next generation of experts. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, including acting as a personal assistant to her daughter as a #dancemom. When not working, attending AAF Omaha events or dance competitions, Lisa attempts to take her Golden Retriever, Dug, to dog shows.
AAF Omaha 1st Vice President
Daryl Anderson is a multidisciplinary creative director with over 20 years experience in marketing strategy, corporate branding and continuity. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and received a BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design. Daryl began his career in industries such as fashion and beauty, food and grocery, and health care. After honing skills in critical thinking, brand development and management from the inside out, he was nabbed by Clark Creative Group. When he’s not helping to inspire fellow art directors, copywriters, video editors and web developers in producing award winning marketing, he can be found immersing himself in foreign cultures or out playing in the dirt.
AAF Omaha 2nd Vice President
After graduating from The Art Institute of Las Vegas with her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Ann Woodford returned to her hometown of Omaha. She got a job designing shirts and store signage for a local sporting goods company, where her passion for design flourished. In 2013, Ann received a new job opportunity at Goodwill Industries, Inc. in Omaha, where she could use her design skills to help an organization with a mission to help people in the community find self-sustaining employment.
Ann’s talents were quickly recognized at Goodwill, and she was promoted to Marketing Manager. Ann oversaw all marketing strategy and design work for the entire agency, including store signage, billboards and magazine advertisements for 17 retail stores, direct mail pieces for the development department, and other collateral for Goodwill mission programs.
In April of 2019 Ann joined the team at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Omaha as their Marketing Manager. She is looking forward to supporting the children and families that RMHC serves.
Ann is a member of the North Omaha Kiwanis Club, where she has volunteered to take on much of their design work as well as plan events and fundraisers. When not busy strategizing and designing, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband, two dogs, and friends.
Cody joined WoodmenLife in June 2018. As an advertising coordinator, he is responsible for developing multi-channel advertising campaigns, and advising sales representatives on the best advertising tactics for their budget and goals. Prior to joining WoodmenLife, Cody spent five years at High Plains Journal as a marketing assistant and digital advertising coordinator.
Cody is originally from Deweese, NE and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate. He enjoys cycling, reading, sports, YouTube and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Tyler is the Media Director at Zaiss & Company. He manages all digital and traditional media buys, implementation, and analysis for clients. Tyler has been with Zaiss & Company since 2013 and is his first year working with AAF Omaha. Tyler’s favorite things include movies, crossword puzzles, NFL football, and 90s hip-hop.
Professional Development/Programs Co-Chair
Jenny is serving her second year as co-chair of Programs and currently is asking herself how she can make the “old” of Programs, fresh and dynamic. Jenny is just beginning a new career adventure at The Salvation Army Kroc Center as Strategic Communications Manager. A person of many career appetites, the position will be a blend of process improvement, communications streamlining, Spanish, art direction, and some good ol’ fashioned hands-on design. Jenny also teaches the fundamentals of advertising and visual literacy, and some other skills to graphic design students at Metropolitan Community College. In her free time, she is likely to be exploring Fontenelle Forrest, or doing the zip lines at Mahoney.
Professional Development/Programs Co-Chair
Heather is an energetic, creative Account Executive at Skyline TradeTec who has been immersed in the event industry for more than a decade. With a passion for marketing, she strives to create and execute memorable trade show experiences that are engaging and innovative while building lasting relationships with her clients. Heather thrives under pressure and does it all with the positive and optimistic outlook she is known for. Her background in marketing and account management makes her expertly skilled in efficiently handling multiple projects and problem-solving on the fly. When Heather is not helping clients build exceptional trade show programs, she is the Chief Chaos Officer of her life with little dudes.
Special Events Co-Chair
Sean is a Senior Design Director at Daake and describes himself as having a debilitating affliction of being acutely aware. Sean has worked on such accounts as ConAgra Foods, TD Ameritrade and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. A graduate of Iowa State University he came to Omaha and got onboard with Webster where he spent 23 years as a creative before moving to Daake. Sean has garnered many local and national awards as well as having work featured in publications such as Print, Graphis, Communication Arts and Logo Lounge. Sean is also a father of three, an audiophile, former drummer and music lover.
Special Events Co-Chair
Alli is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Alli is an Account Supervisor with Redstone where she’s worked for nearly four years. As an Account Supervisor Alli works to understand client marketing goals and then works to make them happen in partnership with the creative and media teams at Redstone. As a Minnesota native Alli worked in the marketing department of a Twin Cities credit union prior to moving to Omaha. Before landing at Redstone, she worked as the Development Coordinator at the American Red Cross helping to plan their annual events. Her experience on both the agency and client side has helped her successfully manage multiple accounts at Redstone.
Celebrating 30+ years in the advertising/event planning field. Paula started her company in the early 80s and currently works with her husband Tom and collaborates with a variety of other professionals in the PR, media and event planning world here in Omaha and beyond.
The company does everything from designing print collateral on a national level to planning and executing non-profit and corporate events and conferences locally, regionally and nationally. Paula still truly loves what she does and is glad she has had the opportunity to keep learning and growing.
Paula was on the Board of AAF Omaha for 10 years serving in a number of positions including President. She was happy to return to serve as co-chair for the 2012 ADDYs, 2014 ADDYs, 2016 ADDYs and 2018 ADDYs. Paula is looking forward to co-chairing the Membership team this year.
Bob joined Mid-America Expo in 2005. Their company produces trade shows, events, and festivals. The Omaha Health & Wellness Expo, the Triumph of Agriculture Expo – Farm & Ranch Machinery Show, the Taste of Omaha, the Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival, the Omaha Fire Fest, and the Outland Trophy AD are a few of their shows. Prior to joining Mid-America Expo, Bob worked at Mutual of Omaha in the Customer Service Division and worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Creighton University. Bob has been a member of AAF Omaha since 2011 and was on the Public Service Committee from 2012-2018. He is looking forward to working in the Membership Area this year again this year.
Public Service Co-Chair
Chris LaCroix is the Creative Director at Verdant Creative. Chris attended the Creative Center Art College in 2005 and shortly thereafter started his own design business. For over 10 years Chris has been helping his clients with a wide variety of services including Logo and Web Design. His specialization is corporate identity and he has brought his strengths to Verdant where he helps his clients to develop and refine their brand.
When Chris isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Chris is the proud fur father of two kitties; Steve and Sally.
Meet the Pros C0-Chair
As an Omaha native, Jenna traveled a short stint north and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism. But no stranger to Omaha or its advertising community, Jenna has held internships at Bailey Lauerman (as the 2016 Connections Strategy intern) and Bozell, her current employer. Being quickly promoted to Account Coordinator and serving currently as Account Executive, she serves as the lead for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Nebraska Public Power District, Kaneko, Avenue Scholars, among others. Her goal with clients is simple: clear communication and thoughtful objectives.
When not at the office, you can find Jenna at home with her husband and Boston Terrier.
Meet the Pros Co-Chair
Kevin joined Verizon Media in 2016. During his time at Verizon Media, Kevin has on-boarded companies like On Purple, Home Chef, and Everlane. Kevin assisted these companies with their advertising needs on a few Verizon Media brands. These brands consist of Yahoo Finance, Tech Crunch, Huffington Post, and Xbox.
Kevin was born in California and transplanted to the Omaha area where he graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Kevin has worked for Heartland Family Service and Boys Town working directly with youth in the juvenile system.
Kevin stays active in his community by bringing tech companies in Omaha together. Kevin wants to bring more companies together to make a positive impact on the community.
Public Service Co-Chair
Ginny is the Director of Media Services at Anderson Partners, a full-service advertising agency and marketing communication firm. She develops strategic media plans for the firm and its clients. She also plays an integral role in maintaining media partnerships, negotiating sponsorships and evaluating media platform effectiveness, while ensuring the smartest use of clients’ marketing dollars. She works directly with media contacts to explore new touch points and increase client exposure. Ginny has been with Anderson Partners since 2017 and before that, spent 12 years with Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. as a marketing manager/media buyer. Ginny is originally from Shenandoah, IA and is a graduate of Dana College. She lives in Council Bluffs with her husband Brently and their two cats Alex and Thomas. She is a huge fan of Creighton Basketball, Marvel movies and 80’s music and is an expert in Friends trivia.
American Advertising Awards | Nebraska ADDYs Co-Chair
Over the years his job titles have included copywriter, producer, creative director, president, managing partner, and account planner. His work has been awarded by National ADDYs, Clios, Tellys, Graphis, Adweek and more. But what he’s most proud of is the roster of creative talent he’s had the good fortune to recruit and develop, who are today creative directors and leaders at agencies and brands across the country.
American Advertising Awards | Nebraska ADDYs Co-Chair
Fresh out of school, Kerrigan finished with experience across many industries and companies, including Webster Design, Union Pacific, Kiewit Corporation and WoodmenLife. As the Marketing Coordinator for Carlson West Povondra Architects, she puts her favorite skills to the test to help the company embrace their new brand.
Kerrigan received a B.S. in Journalism and Media Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and will pursue her M.A. in Integrated Media Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Fall of 2019.
Outside of work and school, Kerrigan can be found enjoying a slice of pizza or strumming her guitar in the Old Market.
Mike joined Bozell in November of 2016 after nine years at Starcom in Chicago. As Bozell’s Director of Strategic Communication, Mike oversees PR, Media and Content for the agency’s roster of clients, including First National Bank, 529 College Savings Plans, Sioux Honey and the College World Series. At Starcom, he helped create and execute campaigns for clients like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Best Buy, Nintendo, Hanes, Bank of America and Hallmark.
Mike was born and raised in Omaha. He’s a graduate of Creighton Prep and the University of Notre Dame. This is his second year on the AAF Omaha board.
Rod has been in marketing and advertising for over eight years working with clients across a variety of industries including travel, education, technology, engineering, telecommunications and nonprofits. In his current role as a senior account strategist he develops targeting strategies and executes campaigns for clients who are running digital media (display | video | audio | digital out of home) using Verizon Media’s DSP.
Previously, Rod was the director of project management at Bozell where he helped improve agency processes. In addition, he worked with various clients including Omaha Performing Arts, Greater Omaha Packing, Watkins Concrete Block and Love’s Jazz and Art Center.
Rod is a graduate of Creighton University and Bellevue University. In his free time, he loves listening to R&B, working out and chasing his son around the house.