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Agency executives didn't let talk of an economic downturn diminish their downtime at the American Association of Advertising Agencies annual meeting in Naples. Fla. April 18-21. Agency heads kayaked, sailed and fished in the Gulf of Mexico after attending morning sessions at the organization's 83rd management conference. Those who didn't head to the seas took to the links for the annual golf tournament.

WEDNESDAY: Newly elected officers (from l.) Ken Kaess, DDB Worldwide; Brendan Ryan, FCB Worldwide; and Marsha Lindsay, Lindsay, Stone & Briggs, (r.) with O. Burtch Drake, 4A's president-CEO, welcome attendees on opening night.

THURSDAY: The Men's/Women's Golf tournament drew (from l.) Tom Carroll, TBWA/ Chiat/Day; Ron Berger, Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer Euro RSCG; Tom Messner, Messner Vetere; and Brett Shevack, Wolf Group.

WEDNESDAY: Wrapped up against the chill on the Ritz-Carlton Beach. Jerry and Val Gibbons, 4A's; Ron and Joy Owens, Laughlin, Marinaccio & Owens; Meltem Cakir, Esperanto Group; Jo Muse, Muse Cordero Chen & Partners; Jim Martucci, 4A's.

WEDNESDAY: Sharing a drink at the Welcome Reception and Barbecue are (from l.) Jeff Soinski, Mad Dogs & Englishmen; Jeffrey Johnson, WestWayne; and Stacey Soinski.

WEDNESDAY: Joining in the festivities of the opening party are (from l.) Judy Carter and Ian Saville, Cossette Communications; Christine Coleman and Rupert Brendon, Institute of Canadian Advertising.

FRIDAY: Reception sponsored by America Online. (From l.) Tom Sebok, BBDO Worldwide; John Osborn, BBDO; Rene de la Cruz, De la Cruz & Associates.

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