Brad McCormick – President

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Brad B. McCormick is the Chief Strategy Officer at Moroch, a Dallas-based top 10 independent marketing agency  Brad has over 19 years of experience in helping global B2C & B2B companies create brand equity in the digital world.

A native Texan, Brad spent the majority of his agency career in New York City in roles such as senior digital producer, senior digital strategist, and Global Digital Director.

Brad works with a long list of clients spanning a broad range of industries, with strategic digital experience in the CPG (Gillette, Kellogg, LEGO), technology (Cisco, HP, XEROX PARC), health care (Johnson & Johnson, Novartis,Epocrates), government (US Dept. of Homeland Security, Council on Foreign Relations), and nonprofit (Smokey Bear, Girl Scouts) sectors.

His team’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, the Webby Awards, SXSWi and the One Show.

Brad teaches Digital Marketing Strategy and Management and a B2B Digital Marketing course at SMU, smu.edu/digitalmarketing.

A frequent speaker on social media strategy & measurement tools, Brad has been quoted in the New York Times and Business Week and has written for both PRWeek & Ad Age. PR Week named Brad one of the four “Top Digital Creative Minds” in the industry. Brad is also a Certified ScrumMaster® in agile project management. Brad holds a BS in Creative Advertising and a BA in American Studies/Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

 


 

Beth Ann Black – Secretary

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Beth Ann Black serves as the Secretary on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the AMA DFW Chapter.

She distributes monthly notices for each board meeting, compiles reports, creates the consent agenda and takes minutes of board meetings.

A senior public relations consultant at B.A. Black Public Relations, LLC, Beth Ann Black’s areas of expertise include media relations, marketing communications and public relations.

Black provides for her clients marketing projects including media relations, community relations and public relations. She responds to media when issues arise, coordinates interviews and creates and distributes news releases to target media. Black develops and maintains extensive local, regional and national media relationships for clients.

Black earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas, is married, has three grown daughters and three grandchildren. She is very active at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton and enjoys cooking and entertaining.

 


Steve Krakosky – EVP Membership

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Steve is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with 20+ years of experience focused on providing print & marketing solutions in primary decoration, commercial print, promotional products and branded apparel. He has successfully spent his career building relationships with some of the most trusted brands focusing on enhancing brand identity, increasing productivity, and driving sales. He has been efficiently selling and producing high quality products as well as delivering exceptional service while at the same time exceeding customer expectations for the length of his career.

Steve serves as Senior Account Executive at Accelerate Print Group, a Plano, TX based company that focuses on helping marketing professionals execute their brand strategy through Traditional Marketing channels such as commercial & large format print, packaging, branded apparel and promotional products.

 


 

Kristan Bourestom – Executive Director

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Kristan has served as Executive Director for the Dallas / Fort Worth American Marketing Association since November of 2010. Prior to coming to the AMA DFW she worked in the world of Nonprofit for 20+ years. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Luther College in Decorah Iowa and pursued her graduate studies in Sociology with an emphasis in Women and Minority studies at Texas Woman’s University. When she’s not working or at a AMA DFW event, she has her hands full with one art project or another, volunteering with the homeless or spending time with her husband and two daughters enjoying the beautiful State Parks of Texas.

 


 

Barbara Boyle – EVP Mentor Program

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Barbara Boyle is the Co-EVP for the AMA DFW Mentor Program and serves on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. She has done everything in the realm of marketing communications. She has worked for such outstanding companies as Tektronix, GTE, Verizon, Ericsson and Fujitsu on their communications to customers, employees and partners. She has also been on the front lines in introducing new technologies to the market. These include Voice over IP, digital PBX’s, instant messaging, Bluetooth. She has developed strategies for effective communication using the Web, video, digital media and event marketing. Her experience is both domestic and international. She was the Managing Partner of Azure Marketing Communications, a marketing company offering strategic planning, marketing services and graphic design. Currently, she is consulting on the introduction of an Internet of Things (IoT) application for the air cargo industry.

 


 

Kristin Johnson – EVP Volunteers

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Kristin Johnson serves as Co EVP for Volunteers and is on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors for the AMA DFW Chapter.

She serves as the Director of Marketing at Improving, a Plano-based software development consultancy firm. She is experienced in branding, corporate communications, event logistics, and executing various marketing campaigns. She possesses a passion to learn more about communications and the evolution of social media in the marketing process.

She has been a member of the AMA DFW since June 2012 and currently serves as an Executive Vice President of Volunteer Relations on the Volunteer Committee.

Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications at Texas A&M University, while minoring in Anthropology. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants in Dallas.

 


 

Angela Neal – Special Interest Groups

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Angela Neal is a returning Board member serving as the EVP of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for the 2017-2018 AMA DFW Chapter Board of Directors. She is responsible for revitalizing the AMA DFW SIGs.

Angela has a wealth of experience in Digital Marketing Insights & Analytics where she has supported fortune 500 companies in establishing and improving on customer, site, and campaign digital initiatives. Angela is a forward-thinking, analytically competent leader adept at uniting technical challenges and creative vision to produce client engaging results. She is the founder of Just The Heart, LLC, a creative designs and services company offering graphic design, motion graphics, web design, PR & marketing support services, and analytics and insights services. It is this diverse experience which makes Angela a great fit to revitalized the AMA DFW SIGs.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing Bikram Yoga, and volunteering.

 


 

 

David Slatter – Insights & Strategy

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David Slatter serves as EVP for Insights and Strategy for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the AMA DFW Chapter.

David is a +30-year marketing veteran and has held a variety of senior management positions in Europe and the U.S. in strategic marketing, communications and market research. Since 2010, as president of ExperiPro, David has leveraged his many years of client-side experience to help companies solve their most complex business challenges by uncovering and harnessing customer insights to create a competitive advantage. Prior to ExperiPro, David was the global Market Research Manager for Texas Instruments, where he was responsible for all aspects of primary research in the Europe, Asia and U.S. markets.

David has worked with dozens of companies and business leaders to create and execute powerful marketing strategies, go-to-market programs and product launch initiatives. His passion is to help his clients become their customers first choice.

 


 

Amy Bonanno – Communications

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Amy is a returning board member serving as the EVP of Communications.

Amy is a client-driven professional with over 12 years of experience in sales, account management, online marketing, and business management.  Her experience spans the industries within retail, technology, telecommunications, vitamins/wellness, restaurants, manufacturing and healthcare. Amy has successfully proven results in developing marketing strategies that build brand awareness and increase market share.  Her invaluable ability to build & lead professional teams to success contributes to her unparalleled efforts to champion results for her clients.

She is known for her creative insights and innovation as well as her ability to communicate and build strong relationships. She has found her calling in developing highly collaborative and impactful teams.

When she is not managing and team building she is a wife and mother of 2 sweet boys. She loves doing yoga, cooking and reading mystery novels.

 


Troy Minaldi – Dallas Executive Luncheons

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Troy has spent the last 25 years developing marketing and advertising programs for a variety of companies in the DFW area.  He recently joined GPO as Account Director. He served as Senior Director of Brand and Marketing Communications for Rent-A-Center.  There he was responsible for the strategic integrated promotional planning for the company and stewarding the $90MM advertising budget across all channels including national broadcast, FSI, direct mail, digital, social, and in-store and sales support.

Prior to his 8 years with Rent-A-Center, Troy spent time with several multi-unit retail and franchise companies including Brook Mays Music Group, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Palm Beach Tan, and Snelling Personnel Services managing the national marketing efforts and developing programs that could be implemented easily at the local level while remaining true to brand standards.

His career started in a very traditional sales role with The Ralston Purina Company but he quickly moved into true marketing with The Walt Disney Company working for the Disney Channel in the early 90’s.

Troy, his wife Joan, and daughter Kendall live in Frisco, TX where they also co-own a scrapbook retreat called The Sisters’ Hideaway.

When not dreaming up new marketing programs, Troy plays in a classic rock cover band called Group Therapy and is an avid guitar player, collector and builder.


Julie Haworth – EVP Collegiate Relations

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Julie has a background in corporate marketing, teaching and program administration.  In the corporate setting, she has worked in marketing for companies including Procter and Gamble, Maybelline and the Mary Kay Corporation. From a teaching standpoint, she has taught in a part-time or full-time basis for University of Texas at Arlington and since 2001 for University of Texas at Dallas.  While at UT Dallas, she introduced and has run the Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree since 2010 serving roughly 500 marketing students as the program director and AMA Faculty Adviser.  Her degrees include a BFA in Journalism-PR from Southern Methodist University, MBA-Marketing from University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Public Affairs from UT Dallas. Her research focuses on water conservation behavior.  Her family includes Bryan Haworth, husband, and grown children Cori, Callie and Luke.  She loves tennis and hiking.

 


Kim Geer – EVP Marketing

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Tom Dennis – President Emeritus

He is the immediate past President of the chapter. In 2010 he helped transform the organization into one of the top chapters in the country and in 2012 he was recognized as the American Marketing Association’s “National Volunteer of the Year.”

He is VP of Brand Strategy at ExperiPro, a marketing insights and brand strategy firm. For 30 years, he has combined his passion for both marketing and sales to help companies craft their story, strengthen their culture, and engage with their target market. Active on social media, with a background in software, fine paper and printing, Tom brings a unique skill set to every client engagement.

Tom is an instructor at SMU where he teaches a class on Digital Branding and Engagement. He has served on the board of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. In 2010, Tom co-found 1st Tuesday Connections, a Texas not-for-profit dedicated to providing educational programing for North Texas entrepreneurs. In 2014, the group became a part of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce where he continues to serve on the guiding committee.

Saving the world one brand at a time, Tom is a frequent speaker on the importance of branding and company culture.

In his spare time, he is an avid roller coaster enthusiast and a collector of Chuck Taylor High-Tops.