Meet AMA Chicago’s Board of Directors

    Executive Committee

  • Chris McGuire


    Director of Client Growth and Engagement at McGuffin Creative Group, Inc.

  • Josh Blacksmith


    Senior Director – Global Consumer Relationships and Engagement at Kimberly-Clark

  • Leslie Marshall

    Immediate Past President

    Chief Marketing Officer at Mesmerise

  • Beverly Moore, MS, MarCom, AMA PCM/CDMP


    Managing Director of ProGrace

  • John Garcia


    Chief Financial Officer, NA, at VMLY&R COMMERCE

  • Bonnie Massa

    Executive Director

    Founder & President of Massa & Company

  • Board Members

  • Lauren Arnold

    VP, Membership Relations

    Vice President, Group Account Director at The Shipyard

  • Julia Parisot

    VP, Sponsorship

    VP Business Development at LoSasso Integrated Marketing

  • Jay Ford

    VP, Strategic Relations

  • Shanita Baraka Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed., DTM

    VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    President & Chief Love Officer of ShanitaSpeaks LLC

  • Kathy Quinn

    VP, Programming

    Marketing & Sales Communications at the Q group, llc

  • Sylvia Marten

    Director, Marketing Insights

    VP of Marketing and Communications at VNA Health Care

  • Dean Petrulakis

    Director, Sponsorship

    SVP of Sales at Lake County Press

  • Karen Hatfield

    Director, Programming

    Chief Marketing Officer, Aeris

  • Jim Heininger

    Director, Strategic Relations

    Founder, Dixon|James Communications

  • Suky Lawlor

    Director, Communications

    Director, Marketing & Communications, M. Holland Company

  • Karolyn Raphael

    Director of Public Relations

    President of Winger Marketing

  • Kelly Cutler

    Member at Large

    Program Director at Northwestern University Medill School

  • Meghan Hurley

    Member at Large

    Global VP of Brand for Claire’s

  • Gabriel Mitchell

    Member at Large

    President of Angel Flight Marketing Services

  • Jennifer Polk

    Member at Large

    Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Officer at Feeding America

  • Jennifer Severns

    Member at Large

    Chief Experience Officer at ThomasARTS

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