We’re proud to say that several staffers at Designsensory hold leadership positions in professional organizations around Knoxville, and they’d like to share their experiences with you.

Sarah Loebner, American Advertising Federation-Knoxville, President-Elect
Sarah’s dedication to AAF runs deep, having first joined during college in Ohio. She has been involved in some fashion locally for a decade. The opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and soak in the knowledge that the organization regularly brings to the table has been more than enough to keep her interested and invested. However, Sarah attributes, “the amazing people in our industry, who have also become my dear friends,” as the aspect she most enjoys.

Susan Napier-Sewell, Knoxville American Marketing Association, President-Elect
Susan began her journey with AMA in the 80s when she joined the chapter in Richmond, VA. Luncheons, event topics and the smart conversation among members initially drew her in. She experiences KAMA as a wonderful way to exchange ideas and make lasting connections, noting, “I love learning, and certainly in KAMA learning is an organic outgrowth of membership.” Susan was awarded KAMA Volunteer of the Year in May at Honors 2015.

Casey Self, Public Relations Society of America - Volunteer Chapter, Director-at-Large
For the next three years, Casey will serve her first term on the PRSA board, although she has been involved for years. After being involved in numerous committees and boards in the past, followed by a year-long break from leadership positions, Casey decided to try something new. Casey hopes that during her time on the board she will make new professional and personal connections, develop new skills and provide opportunities for growth to other PR practitioners in East Tennessee.

Josh Loebner, American Advertising Federation District 7, Diversity Chair
Representing 21 affiliate advertising clubs in numerous states throughout the Southeast, Josh’s primary objective as chair is to increase the representation of minorities in AAF, including people of color, people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Josh has always been heavily involved in AAF. He was inducted into the AAF Knoxville Chapter’s Hall of Fame and previously received the Unsung Hero Award. 

Designsensory encourages all professionals to join in these three great organizations, and to learn and grow with them: AAF, PRSA and KAMA.