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.
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Kara Donnelly is a third-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 is a third 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!
Alexandra (Lexi) HedgesCo-VP of Membership and Recruitment
Lexi Hedges is a third-year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing with a minor in Spanish from Seattle, WA. She has been involved in AMA since Fall 2020 and is so excited to start a role on the Executive Board! Other than AMA, she is a Marketing Mentor through OCOB and is involved in Greek Life.
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.
Kate LisleVP of Marketing
Kate is a third year Business Administration student with a concentration in Marketing Management and a minor in Sustainable Environments. Her goal is to combine her passion with the outdoors and sustainability with marketing to pursue a career in the action sports industry. She loves to hike, bike, snowboard, hang at the beach, and do random art projects. She is from Colorado, and is excited to continue with her third year in AMA!
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.