Board of Directors
Meet the AMA Puget Sound Team
The AMA Puget Sound board of directors guides the organization’s efforts to serve our members, sponsors and partners.
Please contact any of our board members with questions or ideas regarding AMA Puget Sound.
A Green Bay, WI transplant, Julie co-founded and served on the Board of the Northeast Wisconsin AMA Chapter. Since transferring to Seattle and the PSAMA, she created and manages the inaugural PSAMA Mentor Program, as well as lead the Networking Committee.
Immediate Past President
Brianna is passionate about marketing. As both a client and now as Strategic Director at Hansen Belyea, she has seen first hand how solid marketing can transform industries. As a member of the PSAMA board, Brianna is committed to furthering our industry and helping advance the careers of professionals in the Puget Sound marketing community.
Jill Jamison, CPA, provides audit, accounting, and financial advisory services to closely held businesses and their owners at Sweeney Conrad, one of the largest locally owned CPA firms in the Puget Sound area. She serves clients in a multitude of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, technology, commercial printing, waste management, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans.
Julie is a Project Coordinator at Hansen Belyea who is motivated to deliver above expectations on a daily basis. She is highly organized and thorough in her day job and is committed to bring the same passion to the AMAPS board this year. Before coming to Hansen Belyea she spent four years at Whole Foods in a marketing role and holds a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Kim “Kimfer” Flanery-Rye
VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Entrepreneurial in spirit, creatively minded and service at heart, Kimfer is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience with a diverse background in art, design, communication, training, digital marketing, brand strategy, executive leadership, design thinking and organizational development specifically focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. Her work experience includes multiple roles at an enterprise company like T-Mobile, agency work as an executive at Yesler, and pro bono work for a non-profit organization like the Health Commons Project through her current consultancy, MyKimisms, LLC.
Staishy Bostick Siem is a marketer with 20 years of experience helping nonprofits, higher education and healthcare organizations articulate impact and raise awareness of the work they are doing to solve society’s most pressing challenges. Staishy is currently the director of marketing and communications at the UW School of Law and a member of the UW brand strategy team.
Originally from the U.K, Paul has spent over 20 years in senior technical, sales, marketing, and business management roles within the software industry. For the last 7 years, co-founded a Microsoft software partner, Cireson. Paul is passionate in simplifying technology to help improve the customer service experience. He also enjoys helping people achieve their full potential through coaching and mentoring. Taking pride in the positive impact this has on both the individual and the company they work for. Paul has found AMA to be an excellent place to bring the marketing community together to collaborate and learn on the latest trends.
VP Website & Technology
Frank Chenn is a digital media specialist with over 20 years of experience helping companies develop integrated sales and marketing channels that drive sales results. As a founder of 3 successful start-ups; he has a passion for helping companies educate and train teams about their company culture, products and brand.
Heidi Crawford brings 21 years’ experience with measured results in digital, integrated marketing and management to her work for global brands. Passionate about excellence and building nimble teams, she has served as both a product owner and marketing consultant for Microsoft for 12 years, has consulted to Amazon, Lionbridge and EMC, and managed strategic marketing for Nortel for 4 years. She holds an MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts. Heidi is very happy to serve AMAPS members as VP of Mentorship. -- The mentorship program fosters professional growth and new relationships among marketers, while encouraging an exchange of ideas.
VP South Sound
Kacie is an agency professional experienced in marketing, advertising and strategic communications. She has been involved in PSAMA for more than six years starting when she helped to spearhead the South Sound Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2010. Kacie spearheads bi-monthly programming events in Tacoma.
VP of Sponsorships & Partnerships
Kirsti is a Graphic Designer and has lived in Seattle nearly her entire life, having been involved in art and being creative since she could hold a crayon. She has worked in a wide variety of design settings including a retail-marketing group, an ad agency and a large in-house design team, eventually leading to her start her own company. 18 years later, her passion for design and creativity is only rivaled by her love of people. She thrives on collaborating, communicating and creating with others and can’t imagine her life without it.
Georgia is organized and results-driven communicator with a keen eye for detail and 8 years’ experience employing strategic communications to influence key decision-makers and strengthen brands. She thrives in collaborative environments and is known for inspiring individuals and teams to achieve excellent results. She has a proven track record partnering with creative teams to produce compelling content and she passionate about using data to consistently improve results.
Loretta is the office administrator for the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Marketing Association as well as several other non-profit professional associations. She has managed PSAMA’s administrative needs since 1990.
Susan maintains her passion for launching and marketing new products and creating brand value through innovative marketing campaigns throughout her 20+ year career. Her breadth of industry experience includes marketing within the financial services, consumer packed goods, fitness, and toy industries for Fortune 500 companies.
As an award winning strategic marketer focused on driving world-class results in lead generation and superior customer satisfaction, Doug’s experience with high technology companies focused on Enterprise customers makes him a natural fit to the roll of Strategic Planning.
Sloan has more than 10 years of global marketing experience in the U.S. and Europe in PR, advertising, digital marketing, market research and event management. In his free time he has lectured at London Metropolitan University in London on branding and digital marketing.
Merl joined the PSAMA board as VP of Collegiate Relations while a member of the Pacific Lutheran University School of Business marketing faculty. His continuing academic research interests are focused on services – hospitality (hotels, restaurants, travel) and professional (finance, legal, etc.), with particular interest in internationalization of such services.
Past-president of PSAMA and 30+ year veteran of the ad and marketing wars, Don has been a part-owner and senior manager of three national ad agencies where he successfully built national, regional and local brands that added over $1 billion in sales to his clients.