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Executive Director

Executive Director, AAF Dallas

“Don’t just network. BE the network.” – Allison Farris

Despite being bad at advertising, Allison Farris is weirdly passionate about the ad industry. She discovered her passion when she began her love affair with The American Advertising Federation in 2013 as a student at UT Arlington and co-founder of Ad2Dallas. By being a fanatical volunteer leader, Allison learned she was a natural at being an industry connector and motivating working boards of volunteers. She has served as president of Ad2Dallas, was elected for the Executive Board of Ad 2 National from 2016-2020, mentors local Ad 2 leaders in the Western Region, will serve as Chairperson of Ad 2 National and as a voting representative on The AAF National Council of Governors in 2019-2020.

The more she became involved with AAF, the more she realized that it was her calling. She would be more effective standing on the advertising sidelines as an industry advocate and supporter instead of aspiring to be a female, modern-day Donald Draper.

Needless to say, Allison is living the dream and is excited to serve as the youngest Executive Director of AAF Dallas. As Executive Director, Allison works with the Board of Directors of AAF and Ad2Dallas to keep the trains on the tracks for our 30+ events and acts as the Chief Revenue Officer which allows AAF Dallas to bring innovative programming to this market.

Allison Farris is a DFW native and has a Public Relations degree from UT Arlington. She lives in Fort Worth with her daughter, Elliot, and her two crazy Boston Terriers. In her spare time, you can find her singing on the karaoke stage, spending time with her family, playing board games, binging on Netflix, or dominating in the laser tag arena. True to her Texas roots, she’s always down for boot scootin’ to live music.

Ant enthusiast. History geek. Left-handed support group leader. THIS. IS. ALLISON.

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AAF Dallas is the oldest civic organization in Dallas and for more than 100 years has been representing all facets of the advertising industry. AAF Dallas brings together the best talent in advertising, marketing, media and education.

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