Tim Klinger of AAF-Akron is the immediate past District Governor and Chair of the District 5 Executive Board.
Q. Where do you work and what does your company do?
A. I’ve worked at Kleidon & Associatesfor more than 20 years. We do marketing, advertising, and design.
Q. Why did you want to be part of AAF? What value does AAF bring to you as an individual and to your business?
A. I’ve always felt it was important to be involved in the industry in which I work; I prefer not being a bystander. Getting involved with AAF was a natural progression, even more than AIGA, although I am a designer. AAF gives me an identity outside my job at a family-run business. It also has helped me keep on top of trends and news in the advertising world.
Q. Which local chapter do you belong to?
A. I’m a member of AAF-Akron and served on the chapter board for nine years.
Q. Why did you decide to become a District leader?
A. After my leadership term was over in Akron, I felt I still had more to give. I loved doing the work, even NSAC. Plus, I made a lot of friends over the years through AAF.
Q. What are your current responsibilities on the D5 Board?
A. I am responsible for the election of incoming officers for the District Board, as well as working with the Governor and Board on certain projects. My goal this year is to get the new website done.
Q. How would you describe the value D5 brings to the members in our district?
A. We are the conduit between AAF National and the local clubs. With the Board’s vast experience, we can help with almost any situation a club may have.
Q. What do you like to do in your free time?
A. I have many hobbies and not enough time to do them. I enjoy playing ice hockey, building furniture, fly fishing and tying, bicycling, gardening, working on my house, and the University of Akron Zips athletics.