AMA Triangle board members serve one-year terms, from July to the following June. Each Spring the membership elects a President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. Vice Presidents and Directors are appointed by the President.
Tracy Russell-Beck, President
By day, Tracy is an Innovation Product Catalyst at Fidelity Investments with a mission to build awareness and adoption of internal innovations. Working as a growth hacker, she loves that marketing has become an art and a science. She is also fiercely passionate about using digital innovation to solve puzzles and bring people together. By night, you can find Tracy exploring Raleigh, reading or learning new things. In fact, she completed her MBA from North Carolina State University in 2016. She’s also still learning to code. You can reach Tracy by emailing her at email@example.com.
Misty Wilson, President-Elect
Through building her career in PR, digital marketing and analytics, Misty focuses on end-to-end strategy based on extensive analysis, psychology, interpersonal communication and an insatiable desire to learn. Though marketing will always be her passion, she sees the industry aligning itself with the tech and data world more and more every day. As a result, she works alongside Data Scientists at PRA Health Sciences during the day, while fulfilling her creative passions through her freelance and philanthropic work at night. You can reach Misty by emailing her at Misty.Wilson@amatriangle.org.
Kelly Gelinne, Immediate Past President
Kelly Gelinne is the Marketing Manager for Nuventra Pharma Sciences, a drug development consulting company. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan in support of Nuventra’s growth strategy. Before she joined Nuventra, Kelly served in marketing roles at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLC. In addition to her work with AMA Triangle, she has held leadership roles in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and Raleigh Young Professionals Network (YPN). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world and exploring Durham’s restaurant scene. You can reach Kelly by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Godwin, Secretary
Lauren is a creative and versatile marketing strategist that enjoys shaking up marketing strategy with inventive campaigns and new ideas. She is also a big fan of shaking her life up with new adventures and challenges to keep learning and growing. Her next big adventure will be joining the Master of Public Administration program at NC State in the fall. You can reach Lauren by emailing her at email@example.com.
Matt Illuzzi, Treasurer
Matt is an analytical, forward-thinking leader in finance and operations. He’s a Principal and Chief Operating Officer at icimo, a tech company in Raleigh. Matt offers practical and innovative solutions in the areas of strategic planning, operational effectiveness, accounting compliance and marketing communications. He’s an alum of the Business School at Rutgers University in New Jersey, with a degree in Accounting. In addition to the AMA, he serves on the board of the PRSA’s local chapter in a finance role as well as on the Advisory Board of Band Together. You can reach Matt by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John-Paul Schick, General Counsel
John-Paul is a founding partner of the law firm Ortiz & Schick, PLLC, which focuses on business law, commercial real estate, construction law, and civil litigation. John-Paul and his firm provide transaction and dispute resolution advice to clients big and small, from restaurants to marketing firms, to general contractors, to IT firms, to commercial real estate developers. Their motto is, “Big firm expertise, without the big firm.” John-Paul is a graduate of Davidson College and received his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Born and raised in Venezuela, John-Paul is fluent in Spanish. He lives in Durham with his wife, Stacy, and their two sons. He is active with the PFA at Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School. John-Paul is an avid fan of 1980’s hair metal and rock n’ roll. You can reach John-Paul by emailing him at email@example.com.
Danny Rosin, Vice President of Partnerships
Mary Oliver, the poet, implied that we are all ingredients of an extraordinary, beautiful world. So, what are we going to do about it? As a pathological optimist, I see the good in most things. And I think the verb “help” is underemployed. So, let’s connect. Through business, philanthropy, music, marketing, community, life experiences… It would be a privilege to help you or your organization stand a little taller. Danny is the President of Brand Fuel, a full-service, free-spirited promotional products agency that helps its clients elevate their brands. He is also the active co-founder of Band Together, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that uses live music as a platform for social change that has donated $10 million to The Triangle community. Danny is a tireless community builder, always on the look out to help others. You can reach Danny by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Aull, Vice President of Communications
An accomplished marketing communications professional, Diane is currently employed as the Website Manager for Acroprint Time Recorder Company in Raleigh. She favors judicious use of the Oxford comma, strongly supports one space following a period, and is a stickler for parallel construction in bullet points. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework, watching science and history documentaries, and writing about herself in the third person. She is an unrepentant Monkees fan and will do almost anything for you if you give her enough chocolate. You can reach Diane by emailing her at email@example.com.
Pam Williams, Vice President of Membership
Pam helps people-centered organizations reach their goals through high touch experiences. She is the founder of PROMOQUEST, Inc., where she leverages customized promotional solutions to build loyalty. As a certified advisor for the Fascination Advantage®, she combines her magnetic insights with the power of promotional products for customer connection, team building and employee engagement.
Pam is a past president of the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where she also served as Director of Public Policy and remains an active member. Currently, she is on the President’s Assembly Steering Committee at NAWBO National. Prior to her role as VP of Membership for AMA Triangle, she was the Director of Member Orientation. You can reach Pam by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Cianci, Vice President of Programming
Ashley Cianci is a Senior Marketing Manager for PrecisionLender, a sales and negation software that empower commercial bankers with actional insights and coaching. In this role she creates, implements, and measures marketing strategies to support the company’s growth goals. Prior to this role with AMA Triangle, she was the Director of Luncheons. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UNC Chapel Hill and is currently a Jenkins MBA candidate at NC State University. In her free time, you can find Ashley watching UNC basketball, on a hike, or at a brewery with friends and family. You can reach Ashley by emailing her at email@example.com.
Diane Stadlen, Vice President of Sponsorship
Diane is no rookie having served at both the local and national level of several non-profits and professional organizations. A seasoned marketing and agency veteran, Diane is bringing a wealth of experience in strategy, client service, research, events project/program execution and more to the AMA Triangle Board. Her knowledge and background spans companies and product categories from agriculture to technology in B2B and B2C, which positions her to be a great counselor and resource for our varied sponsors here in the Triangle. You can reach Diane by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jasmine Brown-Matthews, Vice President of Community Relations
Jasmine is a mission-driven marketer with a passion for storytelling. Over the past 7 years, Jasmine has helped organizations hone in on core values and cultivate communication gold that has forged strong audience connection. She believes that exceptional brand marketing strategies wield the power of alchemy, and her sight is set on making the magic happen. Jasmine has earned a B.A. in Communications, and an M.A. in New Media – Journalism. In her spare time, she’s either writing or reading a fiction novel – and will publish some of her own one day! You can reach Jasmine by emailing her at email@example.com.
Hank Hoffmeier, Vice President of Employment Services
Hank is an author, speaker, podcast host and Strategic Insights Manager at iContact. With a passion for all things digital and social, combined with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Hank enjoys partnering with organizations large and small to improve their marketing strategy. You can reach Hank by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Centeno, Vice President of High Five
Victoria Centeno supports life science and tech focused entrepreneurial companies here in North Carolina at CED as a Customer Success Specialist. She’s an optimist and a hockey enthusiast. Fun fact, she’s been roller skating since she could walk and has her own pair of skates to this day! You can reach Victoria by emailing her at email@example.com.
Elizabeth Ruf, Vice President at Large
Elizabeth Ruf is a digital marketer with a passion for making a difference through her work. In her role at Walk West, Elizabeth leads accounts for strategic communications clients, managing issue advocacy campaigns and government affairs work. Driven by caffeine and good music, she loves the collaborative energy in the Triangle. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC Asheville and a Master of Public Administration. You can reach Liz by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jared Brickman, Vice President At Large
Emerging technology is changing the way people live, work, and play. But change can cause buyers to put up barriers. To overcome them, Jared Brickman helps Fortune 100 brands — like IBM and Spectrum — execute branding and content initiatives that capture attention, earn trust, and drive results. Currently, Jared directs marketing campaigns at PrecisionHawk, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based commercial drone leader. You can reach Jared at email@example.com.