Ad 2 DC Steering Committee

Meet the 2016-2017 Ad 2 DC Steering Committee

Ad 2 DC has a new set of chairs for 2016/2017 year and they would like to meet you and introduce themselves. They are excited to have a great year of events, networking and of course the annual Ad 2 DC Public Service pro-bono campaign. To get involved, email Katie Dirks, Ad 2 DC Chair, at [email protected]

2016-2017 Ad 2 DC Steering Committee
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Jacqui Balogh
Communications Co-Chair

Jacqui Balogh is an advertising enthusiast with an appreciation for all things creative. She studied Advertising at Michigan State University, and currently works in digital marketing. She is excited to support the Ad 2 DC Communications Committee this year, with the role of Co-Chair. Outside of work, Jacqui loves biking, exploring, and finding wacky DC events to attend.

Reid Broendel
Government Relations Chair

Reid is the Government Relations Chair! He has experience in political advertising and lives for strategic and research-oriented work. He's been following news on the election cycle and can't wait to see the major effect it will have on the American advertising landscape. Reid is now bringing his interests and passion to work in the Ad 2 DC Steering Committee.

Katie Dirks

Katie is an integrated digital marketing pro by day with a fondness for analytics tools and new Excel hacks. Katie’s involvement in Ad 2 DC's past three public service campaigns will serve the steering committee well! A self-proclaimed foodie, beer snob, and music aficionado, Katie enjoys sharing a batch of homemade pad thai with friends, sampling the latest brews from the likes of Churchkey or Blue Jacket, and learning how to play the song du jour on her guitar.

Ellen Ferrante
Immediate Past Co-Chair

Ellen Ferrante is a writer who served as the 2015-2016 Co-Chair of Ad 2 DC. Her professional expertise includes internal communications strategy and crafting eye-catching documents with engaging content. She is excited to be a part of a driven and enthusiastic Ad 2 DC team! An avid traveler, Ellen loves to explore and experience what makes a place unique. When she’s not planning her next adventure, she enjoys trying new restaurants with friends and playing bocce.

Nathan Forman
Public Service Co-Chair

Nathan serves as the Public Service Committee Co-Chair for the 2016/2017 term. By day, Nathan is a Digital Marketing Coordinator for Treliant Risk Advisors. By night, and when not doing Ad2, Nathan is a serial Pokemon Go player, Netflix binge watcher, and (future) book club attendee. Nathan's passion for public service and advocacy began at a young age, and he carried it through his extracurricular endeavors at Grinnell College. Nathan looks forward to facilitating an excellent campaign and helping committee members learn valuable new skills this year!

Sarah Maria Harrell
Vice Chair

Sarah Maria Harrell is the Vice Chair for Ad 2 DC. With a background in advertising and public relations, Sarah is adamant about growing the recognition of DC as a leading market for advertising and communications. Sarah is half-Spanish and studied advertising in Barcelona, the New York of Spain! For fun, she likes to play tennis and is part of a book club.

Silveen Khan
Diversity Chair

Silveen Khan serves as the Diversity Chair of Ad 2 DC. As an Account Executive at LMO Advertising, working closely on brand development, Silveen is an expert on communication and engagement strategies. A wanderlust and bookie, Silveen spends most of her free time traveling and reading. Her most recent trip was to Positano, Italy, and she is currently reading Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.

Sarah Ninivaggi
Programs Co-Chair

Sarah Ninivaggi serves as Ad 2 DC Programs Co-Chair. She has been a Public Relations Specialist for the U.S. Postal Service for the past four years, focusing on social media as well as legislation and technology communications. She’s a New Jersey native (so naturally loves a good bagel and slice of pizza). When she’s not working or writing, you can catch her out and about in DC and Arlington, working out and playing sports, or trying one of the hundreds of new recipes on her Pinterest boards.

Kate Sobel
Immediate Past Co-Chair

Kate Sobel, a Senior Digital Project Manager at LMO Advertising, served as Co-Chair for Ad 2 DC from 2015-2016. Outside of work and Ad 2 responsibilities, Kate loves to cook, especially Blue Apron meals. You can catch Kate exploring DC, walking through the Zoo (it’s FREE!), and spending time with her roommates.

August 10, 2016
POSTPONED - AM AdBuzz: User Experience and...
August 17, 2016
Leadership Information Session One
August 17, 2016
Trivia Night - CANCELLED
August 23, 2016
Leadership Information Session Two
August 31, 2016
August Ad Connect
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Digital Strategist
Post date: August 9, 2016
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Account Supervisor
Post date: August 8, 2016
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Communications Manager
Post date: August 2, 2016

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