Meet the 2018-19 Board Candidates

AMA Detroit members vote annually on a slate of candidates to hold office on the AMA board of directors. The voting site will remain open through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 28, 2018. If you have difficulty voting, have questions about voting online or wish to request a paper ballot, please contact [email protected].

The voting process is important and we encourage all members to exercise their right to vote for the 2018-19 slate of candidates.

In accordance with AMA bylaws, the nominating committee has placed the following names for the indicated offices for the 2018-2019 term, beginning July 1, 2018.

Note: Holly Shier, current President Elect, will fulfill her role as President beginning July 1, 2018, and current President, Danielle Cantin, will become Past President for the 2018-19 term.

President Elect: Heather Holm | LinkedIn

Current role: North American Marketing Specialist, ACE Controls

Why did you join AMA Detroit? I joined AMA Detroit to connect and collaborate with fellow marketers. Sharing knowledge and experiences helps each and every one of us to grow and become more well-rounded professionals.

Membership Chair: Crystal Radford | LinkedIn

Current role: CEO and Founder of H.O.P.E.

About Crystal: Have you ever seen a wonderful business go down hill due to lack of knowledge? I want to be that superhero that comes in to save them. So many people have lost sight of helping others that it causes us to fail, especially in the business world.

Communications Co-Chair: Waseem Hammoud | LinkedIn  

Current role: Marketing Specialist at Oakland Schools

Why I joined AMA Detroit: To connect and collaborate with the talented marketing masters in the Detroit area! I also want to help create opportunities for marketing students that are just getting into the field.

Communications Co-Chair: Whitney Swistock, MBA | LinkedIn

Current role: Manager of Communications at Meridian Health

Why I joined AMA Detroit: To be a part of something bigger, join a community that I care about, network with marketers, and enhance my skills outside of the office.

Collegiate Relations Co-Chair: Oana Fenesanu, MBA | LinkedIn

Current role: Marketing Coordinator, Esys Automation

Why I joined AMA Detroit: I joined AMA Detroit in 2010 as I was getting ready to graduate Oakland University. Having been involved with AMA OU collegiate chapter this was a great next step. I started volunteering part of the AMA Detroit Communications Committee right out of college and I guess you could say I became addicted to being around the AMAzing people in the organization! Over the years I have remained involved with AMA Detroit as it keeps me connected with marketing professionals and hot topics. Being the only marketing person at Esys, my involvement with AMA has allowed me to stay relevant in the field.

Collegiate Relations Co-Chair: Rammohan Pisharodi | LinkedIn

Current role: Marketing Professor at Oakland University

Why I joined AMA Detroit: To network with marketing professionals, to attend valuable speaker meetings, to work with students from local universities.

Program Chair: Vera Devera-Dalrymple | LinkedIn

Current role: Marketing Manager at Walsh College

About me: I’m a community builder who leverages digital marketing to deliver extraordinary experiences online and connect people. I believe bringing strong programs will engage our current members and attract new members to join our ranks.

Market Research Roundtable Chair: Dave Pagnucco | LinkedIn

Current role: Partner at Clarity Research

About me: Has previously served as president of the AMA Detroit chapter and currently runs the MR-SIG (or Market Research Roundtable).