Ad 2 DC Steering Committee

Meet your 2017-2018 Ad 2 DC Steering Committee!

Ad 2 DC kicked off its new year on July 1, 2017 with a fresh crew of dedicated, enthusiastic Steering Committee Chairs. They're looking forward to bringing another exciting year of events, networking and the annual Ad 2 DC Public Service campaign to its members. They're always looking for more great talent to add to their Committees. To get involved, contact membership@ad2dc.org or email any Steering Committee Member below!

 

Jacqui Balogh

Jacqui Balogh
Chair, Ad 2 DC
chair@ad2dc.org

Jacqui is honored to serve as 2017-2018 Ad 2 DC Chair and is excited to kick off her fourth year as a member of Ad 2 DC, supported by incredibly talented and creative peers. Jacqui is an Account Manager at the brand strategy agency The Gigawatt Group, where she keeps clients smiling and projects rolling. Jacqui loves creating in every form - with words, graphics, a hot glue gun, or a Kitchenaid mixer. She loves exploring the unique diversity of DC's landscape and events on her trusty bicycle.

 


Karmen Fox

Karmen Fox
Vice Chair, Ad 2 DC
vicechair@ad2dc.org

Karmen Fox is a wordsmith, hammering out stories and polishing them until they have a high-shine finish. She is proudly serving Ad 2 DC as this year's "Veep", which she is excited to mentor and support each Committee's efforts. For her 9 to 5, she edits the online content for Association for Corporate Counsel. In her spare time, she manages Digital District, another local young professional organization, and regularly contributes TV reviews for the Baltimore Sun.

 


Larissa Kunes Martin

Larissa Kunes Martin
Communications Co-Chair, Ad 2 DC
communications@ad2dc.org

Larissa is a Digital Analyst at SCOUT Bags in Georgetown. When she’s not crunching numbers at SCOUT and coming up with fun but educational comms for Ad 2, you can find her listening to a podcast or crushing District Trivia in the Navy Yard. This is her second year with Ad 2 DC, having been a member of the Communications and Public Service Committees last year. She’s pumped to co-lead the Communications team for the ’17-’18 year!

 

 

Lisette Ortiz
Lisette Ortiz
Communications Co-Chair, Ad 2 DC
communications@ad2dc.org

 

Born and raised in sunny Miami, Lisette is a Hispanic young advertising professional with a bachelors degree from the University of Florida. She came to DC looking for a better job opportunity, and not only ended up with a job — but a dream job. She is family-oriented, creative, and driven. You can find her going on hikes with her dog and partner, photographing, salsa dancing, or exploring DC!

 

 

Brigitta Blair

Brigitta Blair
Creative Chair, Ad 2 DC
creative@ad2dc.org

Brigitta Blair is pumped to be on this year’s Ad 2 DC board as Creative Chair! Her passion for storytelling through design spans mediums, from the interactive digital design world of web and app to the tactile world of print and sewing. When she’s not creating UX and UI designs at her day job for The Gigawatt Group or graphic designs for Ad 2 DC, you can catch her making indie video games at a random local café or teaching kids how to bring their imaginations to life at KID Museum.

 


Raven Faux

Raven Faux
Diversity Chair, Ad 2 DC
diversity@ad2dc.org

Raven Faux serves as a Diversity Co-Chair for Ad 2 DC. When not working as an administrative assistant in healthcare, she works on growing her connections, network, and experience with Ad 2 DC peers. She has a way with words, always has a joke ready, and holds a degree in advertising from VCU. As a NoVA resident born and raised, Raven knows the best places to visit on the Virginia side of the Potomac, especially for Korean BBQ.

 


Nathan Forman

Nathan Forman
Government Relations Chair, Ad 2 DC
government@ad2dc.org

Nathan serves as the Government Relations Committee Chair for the 2017-2018 term. By day, Nathan is a Digital Marketing Coordinator for Treliant Risk Advisors. By night, and when not doing Ad 2, Nathan is a serial Pokemon Go player, Netflix binge watcher, and (future) book club attendee. Nathan's passion for advocacy and public service began at a young age, and he carried it through his extracurricular endeavors at Grinnell College. Nathan looks forward to facilitating educational events and helping committee members learn valuable new skills this year!

 

 

Sean Carnell

Sean Carnell
Membership Director, Ad 2 DC
membership@ad2dc.org

Sean Carnell is thrilled to join the Ad 2 DC club as the new incoming Membership Chair to help the organization continue to grow and thrive. Sean has a background in mobilizing college students and universities to support international conservation efforts. During the day, he spends his time developing marketing strategies for a conservation non-profit. If you're looking for Sean after work during the week, you can probably find him at the nearest comedy club enjoying the show.

 

 

 
Christine Flannery

Christine Flannery
Programs and Events Chair, Ad 2 DC
programs@ad2dc.org

Christine is a Marketing Communications Analyst at ICF, working in account services for energy clients.  She loves planning social gatherings just as much as her day job, and is so excited to join the Steering Committee as Programs Chair in 2018.  Christine is thrilled to bring her passion for event planning to Ad 2 DC and cannot wait to bring unique experiences to our members this year!  Outside of work, she can likely be found watching The Office or reading up on how to keep her plants alive.

 

 

Corey Lipsey

Corey Lipsey
Public Service Co-Chair, Ad 2 DC
publicservice@ad2dc.org

Corey Lipsey is a marketing professional who works with individuals, corporate companies, and entrepreneurs to help improve their impact to society. After starting out at an arts non-profit then moving to a publicly traded real estate firm, Corey knows what truly drives engagement—and it’s not mastering the marketing flavor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them.

 

 

Jesselle Macatiag

Jesselle Macatiag
Public Service Co-Chair, Ad 2 DC
publicservice@ad2dc.org

Jesselle serves as the Public Service Committee Co-Chair for the 2017/2018 term. By day, she is a manager at Brand USA, the nation's destination marketing organization. There, Jesselle spearheads paid media strategy across a variety of media channels. Outside of promoting travel to the United States and working on Ad 2 DC's next pro-bono campaign, Jesselle enjoys traveling abroad, rooting for UCLA, and using the Oxford comma.

 

 

 

 
Katie Dirks

Katie Dirks
Immediate Past Chair, Ad 2 DC
pastchair@ad2dc.org

Katie Dirks served as Ad 2 DC Chair last season, and is still closely involved with this year's team for mentoring and support.  In addition, Katie was elected to the Ad 2 National Executive Board, currently serving as the National Secretary.  Katie works at Remedy Health Media as a Senior Marketing Coordinator.

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