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Chicago AMA Board of Directors
Draft #1 for Review
May 7, 2014
!For Immediate Release
Kevin Martin
Scott Phillips + Associates, Inc.
[email protected]
312.943.9100 x23
The Chicago American Marketing Association Announces
2014-2015 Board of Directors
Twenty-one marketing leaders from top Chicago companies and agencies round out the
organization’s leadership team for the 2014-2015 fiscal year
!Chicago – The Chicago chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) today
announced it has elected its board of directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The 21-member
board is comprised of an elite team of top Chicago marketers who will oversee one of the oldest
and largest marketing organizations in the world.
Darcy Schuller, president and founder of digital marketing agency Suvonni, will assume
responsibilities as chapter president. Originally elected to the board in 2011, Ms. Schuller is a 5year member of the Chicago AMA. She played an integral role in leading an elite team of top
Chicago marketers on a two-year rebranding project, producing an entirely new identity and
dynamic web presence for the 75-year-old 1,100-member professional association.
“I am honored and excited to again be a part of this group of leaders within our local marketing
community,” said Ms. Schuller. “With the leadership of our new board and our new identity,
Chicago AMA is poised to continue serving as a top resource for Chicago’s incredible marketing
In addition to Ms. Schuller, the Chicago AMA will include 10 voting officers:
Tom Jacobs, (president, Jacobs Agency), president-elect
Tara Giuliano, (chief marketing officer, Sikich), immediate past president
Bonnie Reid, (director of marketing, Corptax), treasurer
Chicago American Marketing Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
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Marty Kozar, (director of events, Catholic Extension), secretary/chapter excellence officer
Brad Messinger, (director of marketing, Rise Interactive), vice president of programming
Paula Kapacinskas, (advertising and marketing consultant), vice president of membership
John Bruhnke, (director, PSC Group), vice president of business development and
strategic relations
Judi Myers, (marketing consultant, Becker Professional Education), vice president of
communications and brand
Michelle Batten, (director of emerging channel strategy and programs, Amadeus), vice
president of special interest groups
Martin Hill, (president, VIP Research and Evaluation), vice president of market research
The Chicago AMA board will also include 10 non-voting directors:
Michael Wall, (associate director of digital strategy, Rise Interactive), director of
Mark Sterne, (chief operating officer, Print & Marketing Solutions Group), director of
membership value
Jill Goldstein, (partner, GO Promotions), director of membership & volunteer engagement
Stepheny Lauer, (regional vice president of marketing, Coldwell Banker), director of
community outreach
Ben Bradley, (managing director, Macon Raine), director of strategic partnerships
Paul Friedman, (general sales manager, Chicago Public Media - WBEZ), director of
Nicole Simonds, (consulting – VP client services, MtoM Consulting), director of digital
Victor Lim, (digital product marketing manager, Tribune Company), director of email and
mobile marketing
Pon Angara, (principal and creative director, Barkada Circle), director of special interest
Patrick Steffes, (marketing and operations specialist), director of event operations
The board will assume these responsibilities July 1, 2014 and continue through June 30, 2015.
Chicago American Marketing Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
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About Chicago AMA
For over 75 years the Chicago AMA has served Chicago’s vital business community plus area
colleges & universities through a wide range of benefits & services for marketers. With more
than 1,100 members, it is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Chicago AMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by over 100 volunteers annually.
Their BrandSmart Conference has been the Midwest’s leading forum on branding thought
leadership for the last 10 years and is attended by 250 senior level marketers eager to learn
about best practices and leading edge marketing from industry experts. Additional information
on the Chicago AMA is available at

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