Production Pros Join CreativityAtlanta

ATLANTA CreativityAtlanta, the city’s ad club, has merged with the Advertising Production Association of Atlanta, named a new executive director and elected officers.

Production managers from several Atlanta ad agencies formed the APAA in 1985 as the Atlanta Print Production Association. The group changed its name in 2003 to reflect the growing role of the Internet and other forms of new media on the production profession. The association will no longer exist as a separate entity and its 40 members become members of CreativityAtlanta, increasing that group’s membership to more than 200.

Susan Stottlemyer, founder and CEO of the Association Planners of Georgia, has joined CreativityAtlanta as executive director, replacing Sandra Stockman, who left to take a teaching position. Stottlemyer and her company will coordinate all administrative functions and provide event management.

Andy Goldsmith, president of Andy Goldsmith Consulting in Atlanta, was re-elected president of CreativityAtlanta. This is his second term in the post.

Other 2005 board members include Thom Gonyeau, first vice president; Melissa Donovan, director of membership; Garet Hayes, director of ShowSouth; Ron Huey, creative director; Brandi Williams, director of programs; Jennifer Coleman, co-director of programs; Laura Schmidt, director of public relations; Guy Tucker, advisor; Kirstin Popper, advisor; Jon Lee Anderson, legal counsel; and Stephen Jones, treasurer.