Board of Directors

Doug Spong, Chair
Founder and President*
Spong PR

Marjorie Kean, Vice Chair
Managing Director
Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson

Susan Engel, Secretary
CEO*
Lenox Group, Inc.

Kurts Strelnieks, Treasurer
Vice President
Star Bank

Ami Miesner Anderson
Sr. Director Advertising & Media
Chuck E. Cheese’s

Jennifer Coates
Associate
Bowman and Brooke

Minda Gralnek
VP Global Design*
PepsiCo

Matt Johnson
Partner: Creative and Strategy Director
GoKart Labs

Julie Krueger
Retail Industry Director
Google

Tim Moynihan
Brand Marketing Director
Taco Bell

Scott Pansky
Senior Partner and Co-Founder
Allison+Partners

Martha Phelps
Senior Director, Legal
Best Buy

Jen Swanson
Senior Director
Optum Consumer Experience Group

Max Holtzman
Emeritus
Founding Chair

*Former / Retired

Staff

Ann Ness
Executive Director

Ann Pifer
Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn Aberman
EVP, Corporate Partnerships

Bob Thacker
Emeritus Chair of External Relations

Nancy Alvarado
Director of Finance

Peter Erpenbach
Finance

Ryan Jordan
Program Manager

Melissa Hruza
Program Manager

Jaea Vang
Program Coordinator

Travis Wycislak
Graphic Designer

Shelby Pasell
Social Media Strategist

Devon Karbowski
Communications Associate

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