Jennifer Bloom – President

Jennifer Bloom serves as the President-Elect and is on the 2016-2017 AMA DFW Board of Directors.

She is an expert Executive Search Recruiter with over nine years of Recruiting and Sales experience, spanning multiple industries including but not limited to: Digital Marketing, Creative Services, Interactive, Tourism & Travel, Finance & Accounting, and Executive Administration.

Embodying a true passion for making matches in the Marketing and Creative Space, I believe in pairing talent with their dream jobs while simultaneously finding clients their next ‘Employee of the Year’. I build partnerships and assist professionals in realizing & attaining their professional passions.



Beth Ann Black – Secretary

Beth Ann Black serves as the Secretary for the 2017-2018 AMA DFW Chapter Board of Directors.

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

A marketing professional at Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, Beth Ann Black’s areas of expertise include marketing communications, media relations and public relations.

At Weaver, Black supports marketing projects including handling media relations and coordinating sponsorship involvements. 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 the firm.

Black earned a Bachelor of Journalism 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 Karkowsky – EVP Membership




Kristan Bourestom – Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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





Troy Minaldi – Dallas Executive Luncheons



Kim Geer – EVP Marketing