The State of Advertising Breakfast & Seminar
Featuring special guest Clark Rector,
Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs,
American Advertising Federation, Washington, D.C.
Become informed about the most current issues facing the advertising industry today.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Palmetto Club
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join AAF of the Midlands for a special legislative breakfast just days after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. These are uncharted times for all sectors of industry, including advertising. Learn about the most current issues facing our industry today, what we can expect to come, and what the AAF does to protect and promote advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities
American Advertising Federation:
Our nationwide network monitors advertising-related legislation on local, state and federal levels. We put our members face to face with influential lawmakers. We also encourage industry self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate.
As executive vice president-government affairs, Clark Rector oversees and directs the lobbying efforts of the American Advertising Federation’s grassroots network of 40,000 advertising professionals in some 200 local advertising clubs and federations nationwide. Together, they have defeated ad tax proposals and other threats to advertising in Congress, nearly every state and numerous cities and counties.
In his role as chief public policy advocate for the Federation, Rector meets with lawmakers and regulators to educate them about advertising and represent the industry’s position on important legislative and regulatory matters. He has testified for the AAF before the U.S. Senate and Federal Trade Commission, as well as numerous state legislatures and city governments.
Prior to joining the AAF in 1988, Rector spent two years on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant for Congressman Tom Luken of Ohio. He also spent three years working in local television in Austin, Texas.
Rector is a graduate of the University of Texas and received a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.