From the Comments – Meet the New BAF Board

A comment from Edward Moore in a previous post about a BAF event held the list of new Boise Advertising Federation board members.  So, for anyone who may have missed it (and like me weren’t at the event), here is the new BAF Board:

President – Carolyn Sali
1st VP – John Drake
2nd VP – Sandy Anderson
Holly Sue Kerns
Kelsey Merida
Laurie Asin McMichael
Jennie Myers
Dylan Amundson
Katherine Johnson
Marcie Blogden
Laura Herrick
Crissie McDowell
Shane Vaughan, Chairman (Past President)
Jason Hamilton, Exec. Chairman (Past, Past President)

2010 Rockie Awards Show Roundup

2010 Rockie AwardsFor those who may have missed it, the 2010 Rockie Awards Show was this past Saturday evening.

And for those who attended, everyone can agree that it was one of, if not the best awards shows that the Boise Advertising Federation and Idaho Advertising Federation has ever put on.  A huge congratulations goes out to Jennie Myers and the entire show committee for putting on a memorable event.  If you see any of them in the next couple of weeks, be sure to thank them for everything they put in to it.

A few highlights:

Silver Medal Award Winner Mike Sanders

Dave Cook and Asa Nims with their acoustic duet.

Jason Hamilton ribbing John Drake for his soap opera name and hair.

George Parker presenting Best of Show (and possibly inspiring a new award that may appear on this site at some point in time – stay tuned).

The after-party at the Red Room.

The Knitting Factory, packed to the gills for a sold-out awards show, with some of the most talented people in this business, all dressed to the nines.

And much, much more.

It really was a great night.

To all of the winners — Well Done.  Rather than try to list them all here, I’ll merely point you to the Rockie Awards website, where you can check out all the winners in the 2010 Rockie Awards Show Winners Book.

As I’ve said many times before, I’d put the work that comes out of the state of Idaho, and the talented folks involved in making it happen, up against anyone else in the country.  This year’s winners are yet another reflection of that.

Congratulations to all.

New Leadership for BAF’s 100th Year

At the recent Three Ounces + Ice event, the Boise Advertising Federation announced their new board members for the year, which marks the BAF’s 100th Anniversary.

All the details from the BAF:

The Boise Advertising Federation (BAF) named their 2009-2010 board members to lead the advertising trade organization, effective June 1, 2009. Shane Vaughan, vice president of marketing at Balihoo, will serve as president for the BAF’s 100th anniversary year.

“I’m honored to be elected BAF president in this, the 100th anniversary year of the organization. The talent in the BAF and the Boise advertising community as a whole is stunning. We’re committed to continuing to build outstanding educational, networking and award programming for the advertising and marketing community throughout 2009-2010”, said Vaughan.

Vaughan succeeds Jason Hamilton, Fuel3 Advertising, who will now serve as chairman of the board.

Board members were voted in by the membership at the annual Past Presidents and Installation event on May 28th. Also during the event, Brian Harrison, Almost Live Productions, received the BAF member of the year award for his outstanding contributions to the organization.

Additional board members include:

Edward Moore, DaviesMoore, executive chairman of the board
John Drake, Drake Cooper, 1st vice president
David Jensen, Oliver Russell, 2nd vice president
Carolyn Sali, DaviesMoore, 3rd vice president
Madeline Rutledge, KIVI-TV, executive secretary
Jennie Myers, Drake Cooper, creative awards show chair
Laurie Asin McMichael, KTVB News Group, fundraising chair
Robbin Gibson, Drake Cooper, membership chair
Sandy Anderson, Journal Broadcast Group, creative awards show judging chair
David Noot, Noot Group, programs chair
Laura Herrick, Foerstel Design + Marketing, public service chair
Kelsey Merida, KIVI, education chair
Lindzee Frei, Stoltz Marketing Group, publicity chair
Holly Sue Kerns, Kerns Branding, government relations chair
Crissie McDowell, Stoltz Marketing Group, website chair

The Boise Advertising Federation is a non-profit volunteer trade organization made up of members in the marketing, advertising, design, web, relationship marketing, mass media and public relation industries. As the oldest trade organization in Idaho, the BAF’s primary goals are to educate and promote professional development among the membership; and guide and protect the advertising industry from unwanted legislation. The BAF offers professional development seminars, informative luncheons and industry networking events.

For BAF membership inquiries contact Robbin Gibson or visit www.boiseadfed.org/about.