What is the AAF-Utah?

What is the AAF-Utah?

AAF-Utah is an organization of advertising and marketing professionals working to advance the industry in Utah. We provide networking and educational opportunities to help you move forward in your current career or to get started in the industry. Externally, we communicate the benefits and overall effectiveness of advertising to companies and governmental organizations.

Michael Navarre

Michael Navarre

President

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

As Assistant Vice President of Institutional Marketing and Communications at Salt Lake Community College, Michael Navarre is responsible for the college’s integrated marketing and communications efforts, including overseeing traditional, social and digital media marketing, public relations and public image, and creative services for the institution.

Navarre joined the college after 12 years spearheading strategic planning and client relations at R&R Partners, a Salt Lake City advertising agency. His most prominent accounts included the Utah Transit Authority and the University of St. Augustine.

Prior to R&R, Navarre worked at Bonneville Communications where he worked on such national accounts as Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, B. Dalton Books and Panda Express.

Navarre earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Utah.

Curtis McDaniel

Curtis McDaniel

President

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

KTVX/KUCW | ABC4 Utah

Curt McDaniel manages accounts for regional and national advertising agencies, but his true passion is working with local agencies and clients to help them succeed. Curt’s clients turn to him because they are frustrated with tired strategies that just don’t work anymore. While Curt’s primary medium is broadcast television, what excites him most is creating campaigns centered on integrated content, engaging digital and social, and well thought out creative.

In addition to serving as a board member of the Utah chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Curt also volunteers with the Utah Alzheimer’s Association, Ski Utah and the National Ability Center in Park City.

Curt moved to Utah in 2011 to take advantage of the wonderful outdoors activities this state affords. He spends as many days as possible in the winter snowboarding “the greatest snow on Earth”. In the summer he can usually be found riding his bicycle up Immigration Canyon or rock-climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon.