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About

Founded in 1952, AMA West Michigan has provided marketers with the resources, information and knowledge to grow in their careers and shape successful businesses.

  • We're an organization made up of members that strive to inspire dialogue, inclusion, passion, and creativity. It’s our duty to set an example.

  • We value sharing stories and experiences, which means carving out time to talk shop and connect with our peers. We believe it’s essential in our fast paced industry.

  • We’re established near and far. Not only is AMA West Michigan a long-standing organization in the area, AMA itself is among one of the largest marketing associations in. the. world.

  • We’re lucky to live amongst a talented, vibrant, and collaborative marketing community and it’s our mission to keep it that way.

If you’re feeling inspired (we sure are!) we invite you to join us at our next luncheon event or be the overachiever and consider becoming an AMA West Michigan member. Our board is 15 members strong and we need more leaders like you to join us!

Board of Directors

Rebecca Dutcher

Rebecca Dutcher

President
Jessica Krysinska

Jessica Kaluski

President-Elect

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Jessica is the Marketing Manager for US Signal, a leading mid-west IT company. She also is on the board for the American Marketing Association of West Michigan as the VP of Communications.

She worked for a couple local marketing agencies after earning her BA in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University. While at GVSU, Jessica was the Director of Communications for the Advertising Club, Director of Media for the National Student Advertising Competition team who placed third in their region, a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and a Social Media Manager for the GVSU Laker Store.

Jessica can be a bit of a workaholic somethings, often studying influencer marketing or building test websites in her free time. She unwinds by hitting the gym, failing at yoga, and trying new restaurants around Grand Rapids. You can find her behaving introverted at many different networking events around town or eating her second bucket of popcorn at Celebration Cinema North. She prefers one-on-one intentional conversations, so feel free to reach out and schedule a coffee date.

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Meahgan Pear

Immediate Past President

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Meahgan is currently the National Business Line Marketing Manager for Advisory Services at BDO USA LLP, a global accounting, tax, financial advisory and consulting organization. Prior to joining BDO, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for a local accounting firm in Grand Rapids. As a strategic marketer, Meahgan combines creative passion and analytical skill to drive results and identify growth. Her passion for the field of marketing runs deep, and being able to tell the stories of amazing brands through multi-channel strategies is why she loves what she does. She specializes in brand strategy & value proposition design, inbound marketing, customer experience strategies, digital marketing & automation and lead generation. Meahgan is actively involved in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards, and was recently named one of GRBJ’s 40 Under Forty business leaders in Grand Rapids.

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Javier Rodriguez

VP of Communications
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Adam Clarke

VP of Programming
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Marcie Palmer

VP of Membership
Ben Kaluski

Ben Kaluski

VP of Sponsorship & Collegiate Relations
Kristen Nauss

Kristen Nauss

VP of Experience
Kaitlin Wood

Kaitlin Wood

VP of Events & Logisitics
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Josh Janowiak

Director of Podcast
Ellyse Hall

Ellyse Hall

Executive Assistant
Ed Bodman

Ed Bodman

Board Member At-Large
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Joshua Cammenga

VP of Finance

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