CAF Young Professionals

The Chicago Advertising Federation Young Professionals (YPs) represent agencies and media companies throughout the city. The YPs host events and plan programs that bring young ad professionals together to network, learn and serve the community.

For Chicago’s advertising community, the YPs are event planners, educators, leaders and social connectors. For their respective agencies, they’re idea people and marketing gurus. The primary goal of the CAF Young Professionals is to engage and unite the ad community through charitable actions, industry events and social functions.

The CAF Young Professionals was established in 1998 as an arm of the CAF board to provide an opportunity for young and new ad professionals to get involved with CAF and its events and programs. This group is responsible for supporting and assisting with CAF events, in addition to developing their own events. The YPs must be a member of the CAF.

For further information about the CAF YP’s, please contact:

Anya Pshenychny, President
Kelly Brooks, Sponsorship Chair
Samantha Garcia, Co-Events Chair
Autumn Anthony, Co-Events Chair
Sujoy Pereira, Co-Philanthropy Chair  
Angela Neufeld, Co-Philanthropy Chair
Maria Cordova, Co-Membership Chair
Matthew McCarthy, Co-membership Chair


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The Chicago Advertising Federation exists to foster momentum in Chicago’s advertising industry. The four pillars of the Chicago Advertising Federation are:

  • Professional Enrichment
  • Chicago Market & Industry Recognition
  • Networking
  • Community Involvement

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