One of the foundations of the American Advertising Federation is to recognize great work. Not only does this refer to stellar content recognized through the ADDY Awards, but also to recognize the hard work and enthusiasm shown by local clubs and their members. The Ad Pro award is given to someone who has been in the advertising industry for more than five years and has made contributions to the industry and particularly to AAF Lincoln. Ad Rookie of the Year is awarded based on the same credentials to someone who has been in the industry for fewer than five years.
AD PRO - This year's Ad Pro has always been willing to give of his time and talents. Over the years, he has helped with design work for Ad Camp, Winterfest and the Public Service committee and even helped us bring in such great creative speakers such as Aaron Draplin and James White. For all of his work for AAF Lincoln, this year's Ad Pro of the Year is Nick Evans (Union Bank & Trust Company).