Teri Hamburger to Receive AAF Omaha’s Highest Honor

Teri Hamburger Photo courtesy of Jan Dotzler, Dotzler Creative Arts

Teri Hamburger
Photo courtesy of Jan Dotzler,
Dotzler Creative Arts

Teri Hamburger, executive director of the American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), will receive that organization’s top honor, the Silver Medal. The award will be presented during the 2015 Nebraska ADDY® Awards Show, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln. 

The Silver Medal is given to an AAF Omaha member who has achieved success in his or her career, has shown a consistently high degree of creative and original thinking in work endeavors, has strived to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession and has been active in civic groups, including AAF Omaha itself. 

Hamburger has been the executive director of AAF Omaha since 1996 and has worked with 18 different club presidents and literally hundreds of board members. Her list of duties is astonishing: coordination, promotion, record keeping, accounting, production, event planning and many more. In the words of AAF Omaha Chairman of the Board Michael Johnson, “Teri Hamburger is the heart and soul of AAF Omaha. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine the organization without her. Not only is she a brilliant coordinator, planner and marketer, Teri is one of the most gracious, sincere and delightful people you’ll ever meet. To say that she’s beloved by the members of our club is an understatement.” 

Hamburger’s work history includes time as the director of catering for Swanson Corp., catering manager of Omaha’s Best Western New Tower Inn and manager of the Pepper Mill restaurant in North Platte. Her involvement in the community is just as impressive as her professional resume. She is an active member of St. Margaret Mary Church, past president of the parish’s day school Home & School Association and a volunteer at Film Streams. This fall, Hamburger organized a coat drive for Heartland Hope Mission. In the past, she has served on the board of directors of the Omaha Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Omaha Restaurant Association, as well as chairwoman of Share Our Strength/Omaha Chapter. In 1992 Hamburger was named a YWCA Woman of Distinction. 

About AAF Omaha

For 110 years the American Advertising Federation Omaha has served as a unifying voice for advertising in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area, advocating the rights of advertisers by helping educate policymakers, the news media and general public on the value advertising brings to the well-being of the community. AAF Omaha fosters the highest standards of practice and works to cultivate the industry’s present and future leaders. AAF Omaha has been honored on the district and national levels by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for its work in advertising education, communications, diversity, government relations, club management, programs, membership and public service. For more information, visit www.aafomaha.org.

ADDY® Awards Show

The Nebraska ADDYs® annual event, which is open to the public, honors advertising and public relations work in the Greater Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln areas and is the first step to potential regional and national advertising honors. The awards will be held at Lincoln’s Rococo Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Advertising entry viewing begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. followed by the awards presentation. Tickets are $60 per person and can be obtained by calling 402-561-6625.




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