Our 2024-2025 Executive Board

Cal Poly AMA is led by a selective group of responsible, motivated, and driven Cal Poly students. The board ensures that the club runs as a cohesive organization and its members benefit from all aspects the club has to offer.

Note: Click on a board member’s photo to view his/her LinkedIn page.

Kara Donnelly
Kara DonnellyPresident
Kara Donnelly is a fourth-year Business Marketing Student with a minor in Psychology. She has been involved in AMA since Fall 2020 and just completed her role as VP of Philanthropy for the club. She is a Marketing Mentor through OCOB and she will be working as a Demand Generation Intern for Adobe this summer. She is thrilled to be serving as the next President of AMA and excited to see everything the club will accomplish in the upcoming year!
Chloe Mark
Chloe MarkTreasurer
Chloe Mark is a fourth year Business Administration major with a double concentration in Accounting and Marketing. Other than AMA, she is involved in Cal Poly’s Swim Club and also serves as president of Club Sports. She recently started working as a Peer Mentor for the College of Business and is excited to contribute to AMA this year!
Elle Doelman
Elle DoelmanCo-VP of Membership and Recruitment
Elle Doelman is a fourth-year student majoring in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing, and minoring in Sustainable Environments. In her free time, she loves traveling, cooking, and going own walks.
Risha Patel
Risha Patel VP of Career Development
Risha is a fourth year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Communications at Cal Poly. She has been in AMA for two years now and has loved her experience. This year, she has taken on a position as the VP of Career Development where she is in charge of recruiting speakers for our weekly meetings. Outside of AMA, she enjoys dancing, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family!
Iley Wotring
Iley WotringVP of Events
Iley is a 4th year Communication Studies student. Besides AMA, she is also involved in Lambda Pi Eta on campus as the Treasurer. She is currently a Social Media Associate at NHN Global and has previous experience within sales and public relations.
Lily Hanson
Lily HansonDirector of Web Development
Lily Hanson is a Fourth-Year Communications Major with a minor in Environmental Studies, interested in pursuing a career in Marketing. Her goal is to combine her love with marketing and environmental science to help companies employ marketing strategies with a focus on sustainability. She has just joined AMA this year as Director of Web Development and is so excited to see all the amazing work AMA will accomplish this year!
Brenden Fisher
Brenden FisherVP of Nationals
Brenden Fisher is a fourth year Business Administration Major with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Exercise and Sport Studies. He is a transfer student originally from Santa Clarita, California and is going into his 2nd year with AMA. Outside of AMA, Brenden is involved with Cal Poly Athletics as a Gameday Assistant for a variety of sports in addition to working as a student manager for the Men’s Basketball Team. This summer Brenden will be resuming his role as the Director of Merchandise with the SLO Blues. In his free time, he loves to hang and go out with friends and play and watch sports.
Manal Farooqui
Manal FarooquiVP of Marketing
Manal Farooqui is a fourth-year Business Administration student concentrating in Marketing from Vancouver, Canada! She’s a transfer student and also works as a Peer Advisor in OCOB. She enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends, and has been loving exploring the outdoors in slo. She loves being a part of the AMA community and is excited to serve as the VP of Marketing this year!
Greg Steinberger
Greg SteinbergerAdvisor
Greg Steinberger is a Professor of Marketing at Orfalea College of Business since 2019. Prior to teaching, Greg founded Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, a publicly-owned Benefit Corporation with four locations in the Central Coast. He also served as a US Naval Officer for 8 years after obtaining a Marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin, and earned an MBA at University of California Berkeley while serving. Greg and his son live in Arroyo Grande, and he also serves as Executive Director at a local non-profit, Camp Arroyo Grande.
Greg Steinberger
Greg SteinbergerAdvisor
Greg Steinberger is a Professor of Marketing at Orfalea College of Business since 2019. Prior to teaching, Greg founded Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, a publicly-owned Benefit Corporation with four locations in the Central Coast. He also served as a US Naval Officer for 8 years after obtaining a Marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin, and earned an MBA at University of California Berkeley while serving. Greg and his son live in Arroyo Grande, and he also serves as Executive Director at a local non-profit, Camp Arroyo Grande.