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.
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.
Immediate Past President
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.
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.
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.
VP of Member Relations Acquisition
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.
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.
Bill is marketing and communications professional with over 12 years’ experience. Combining his passions for marketing and the built environment, he has spent the majority of his career providing marketing services in the local A/E/C industry. Currently he is the marketing manager for Lydig Construction, a general contractor that helps clients build projects that exceed their goals and benefit the community. Returning to the AMAPS board his second year, he is excited to serve as VP, Communications. If you have communications ideas, feedback, or are looking to get involved, email him via the link below.
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.
Keen insight coupled with an unwavering commitment to superior client service sets Melissa apart in her industry. Melissa is passionate about the success of her clients’ business, the growth of her candidates careers as well as the programs she creates to support their continued development. As an avid volunteer for the AMA Puget Sound, she looks for every opportunity to contribute to the Seattle marketing community.
VP of Sponsorships & Partnerships
Olga is an Award winning marketer with expertise in consumer behavior, outstanding data analytical skills, and extensive experience in management of international teams. Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Marketing from the University of Washington in June 2018.
Nika Kabiri is a social scientist, researcher, and writer who approaches her work like a sociologist on a journey. Nika received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her BA in Political Science at Rice University. She also has a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. Nika is currently a Vice President, Strategic Insights at Lux Insights. She is also a contributor at the Huffington Post and Seattle Business Magazine.
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.
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.