Our 2020-2021 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.

Emily Kasman
Emily KasmanPresident
Emily Kasman is a third-year Business Marketing Student with a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. She has been involved in AMA since her first year and just completed her role as Co-Director of the Marketing Career Conference in the club. She recently completed a Data Analytics Fellowship, is a Marketing Mentor through OCOB and she will be working as a Marketing Intern for Stryker this summer in San Jose. She is thrilled to be serving as the next President of AMA and excited to see everything the club will accomplish as we transition back to in-person!
Courtney Kaia
Courtney KaiaVice President
Courtney Kaia is a third-year business marketing student with a minor in theatre arts. She is currently working as a Marketing Student Assistant at Cal Poly ASI and recently finished being a marketing mentor. She is thrilled to be the incoming Vice President after becoming very close to AMA club members at the national conference in New Orleans. Here’s to working alongside great friends and making memories!
Nishita Katere
Nishita KatereTreasurer
Nishita is a third-year business major with a computer science minor. She loves AMA because it allows her to meet not only recruiters in so many different fields like technology, sports, wine and finance but also passionate students that are interested in a wide range of jobs and passions.
Natalia Segundo
Natalia SegundoVP of Membership and Recruitment
Natalia is a third-year majoring in business administration and concentrating in marketing with a minor in Spanish. She is from Huntington Beach, CA. This is her 3rd year in AMA, and she loves AMA because it allows her to surround herself with people who are dedicated to being successful marketers and who enjoy having fun. She works as a marketing mentor for the BUS 346 classes and is also a Spanish tutor for a local elementary school in SLO. This summer she will be working as an Account Management Intern for United Collective, a Latin American marketing agency, this summer in Huntington Beach.
Brynna Barton
Brynna BartonVP of Marketing
Hello! My name is Brynna and I’m so excited to be serving as AMA’s VP of Marketing this year. I’m a 3rd-year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing Management, and minors in Psychology and Media Arts, Society and Technology (MAST). I love podcasts, all things movies/TV, trying out new recipes and enjoying the beautiful SLO scenery.
Devin Gaasch
Devin GaaschVP of Events
Devin is a second-year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship from San Diego, CA. I love AMA not only because of the amazing networking and professional opportunities but also being surrounded by passionate, talented, and hardworking individuals that push me to be my best self. Outside of AMA, my hobbies include skiing, hiking, movies, traveling, reading, and cooking.
Kara Donelly
Kara DonellyVP of Philanthropy
Taylor is a third-year business administration student concentrating in marketing. She has been involved in AMA for 1 year now and is grateful for the opportunity to network with her peers and run a committee. She is minoring in Psychology, and during the online learning environment, she lived in Utah for a month to have some fun skiing.
Karenna Case
Karenna CaseVP of Nationals
Ava is a third-year business administration major with a marketing concentration and minor in sales and psychology. She loves AMA since I’ve gotten to meet so many great people in OCOB. She works as a Marketing Mentor for BUS 346, and is a TA for BUS 418! Some of her hobbies are taking barre and spin classes, re-watching New Girl, anything true crime, and spending time with friends.
Ameesia Marold
Ameesia MaroldVP Corporate Relations
Ameesia is a third-year business administration student with a concentration in marketing and a minor in IMC. She is from North Beach, San Francisco, and loves AMA because she is surrounded by other creative individuals that are passionate about marketing. She has a knack for creative writing and poetry, and she loves thrifting (Goodwill specifically). Ameesia is also a black belt in Taekwondo.
Andy Pham
Andy PhamDirector of Web Development
Andy is a third-year business administration major concentrating in marketing. He loves spending his time with his friends, and is also a Marketing Communications Intern for VSP Global. Andy loves AMA because of everyone involved is passionate about what they do! In his free time, he loves playing either basketball, golf, volleyball, or spikeball. He is an outdoors-loving person who enjoys having fun and relaxing.
Tessa Wagoner
Tessa WagonerCo-Director of MCC
Hey everyone! My name is Tessa Wagoner, and I am a third year student pursuing a degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing Management, and minoring in both Integrated Marketing Communications and Economics. Originally from Dallas, Texas, I love to explore new places and cultures while meeting new people along the way. Quick fun fact: I lived in Texas for 18 years but did not learn to like country music until moving to SLO!
Abigail Dorman
Abigail DormanCo-Director of MCC
Abigail Dorman is a second year communication studies major. Having been a member of the AMA Marketing Career Conference Committee for the past two years, she is excited to lead the 2022 Conference as Co-Director. A San Luis Obispo local or “SLOcal,” Abigail loves taking advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery along the Central Coast. When not studying, she can frequently be found hiking, running, kayaking, and playing with her two cats, Kitty and Cheetah. Abigail is ecstatic to be serving on the AMA Executive Board and can’t wait for the experiences ahead!
Shannon Chau
Shannon ChauPresident of VSS
Shannon is a third-year business administration student with a concentration in marketing and the new sales minor! She loves CP AMA because of the AMAzing people she’s met through it and hopes to help students through VSS! This past summer, she was a Solutions Engineer intern at NetApp and is still interning throughout the Fall quarter. On-campus, she’s also an OCOB Career Peer Advisor and part of cultural clubs such as the Thai Vietnamese Student Association (TVSA) and Pilipino Cultural Exchange (PCE). She enjoys playing basketball, eating good food, and traveling. Feel free to talk to her about anything, from dogs to playing pickup/IM basketball!
Kelsea Jones
Kelsea JonesDirector of Alumni Relations
Kelsea is a 3rd-year business administration major concentrating in marketing and minoring in French. Her interests include movies and music, dance, being outdoors, and cooking. As a marketing mentor for the Principles of Marketing class, research assistant for Professor Chris Hydock, and member of the AMA executive board, she enjoys being integrated into the Cal Poly marketing community as much as possible. She loves being a part of AMA because of the connections that are made with other students, faculty, alumni, and marketing professionals.
Savannah Juel
Savannah JuelDirector of Creative Design
Savannah is a third-year, Business Administration student with a concentration in marketing. She grew up in SLO County and has always loved the landscapes that Cal Poly is surrounded by. Her interest is in all things advertising and loves that AMA continues to have so many great discussions about different, current tactics.
Troy White
Troy WhiteDirector of Local Sponsorship
Troy White is a third-year transfer student studying Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He has been involved with AMA since his first week at Cal Poly and has met many other passionate marketing students along the way. He is excited to lead the Sponsorship Committee in order to create new partnerships and opportunities for AMA. His interests outside of school include writing, film, music, and surfing.
Maddie Spencer
Maddie Spencer Director of Public Relations
Maddie is a third-year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and pursuing a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is a Marketing Mentor for OCOB, Director of Sisterhood for her sorority, and a PR Intern for Lighter Capital. Maddie spends her free time swimming, painting, getting coffee, and hanging with friends at the beach. Maddie loves AMA because it has given her a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about marketing.
Katie Hollister
Katie HollisterDirector of Photography
Katie is a third-year transfer studying English and Graphic Communications. She enjoys New Wave 80s music, am a published author, and enjoy skiing, hiking and venturing in and around the Central Coast—usually with a camera in hand
Kai Hartrum
Kai HartrumDirector of Videography
Kainoa Hartrum is a third-year Business Administration student, concentrating in marketing. He loves AMA because of the amazing connections it can provide and the friendly atmosphere that everyone brings. His current goals include gaining leadership experience within marketing or finance, with a long-term goal of being a business owner. He enjoys outdoor activities such as surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and playing beach volleyball. Originally from San Diego, CA, he is happy to call SLO his home now because of all of the beautiful scenery it has to offer.
Danielle Epstein
Danielle EpsteinAdvisor
Danielle Epstein is an Orfalea College of Business faculty member, and part of the employer development team at Cal Poly Career Services. A former Vice President of Sales, she brings leadership experience in the technology, media and entertainment industries to the role of AMA advisor, where she is inspired by the talented board members she supports.