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.
2019-2020 Executive Board
Note: Click on a board member’s photo to view his/her LinkedIn page.
AJ is a third year Business Administration – Marketing major from Calabasas, CA. He is minoring in psychology and aspires to work in tech sales. On campus, he works event staff for the athletic department and is a student assistant at the library. He is excited about this year’s AMA events and hopes to inspire members.
Larry TranVice President
A 3rd year Business Administration major with a concentration in Information Systems. He has gained marketing experience as the former Co-Director of the MCC and as an intern at Looker Data Sciences. If you ever need him, always check the rock wall or any other place to climb!
Melissa is a second-year Business Administration major concentrating in Quantitative Analysis, with minors in German, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Statistics. She is currently interested in a career in digital marketing, but is open to all kinds of new opportunities. Her hobbies include listening to music, practicing guitar, learning German, and working out. She is always happy to talk to others about AMA, media, or life in general!
Christian TorruVP of Membership
Christian is a fourth-year Business Administration – Marketing major.
Vivian LeVP of Marketing
Vivian is a 3rd year Business Administration major from San Jose, concentrating in marketing and double minoring in psychology and statistics. She’s been involved with AMA since her first quarter at Cal Poly and started off as the Social Media Manager then onto Director of Public Relations, and now Vice President of Marketing. She is also involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, and enjoys going to concerts, eating good food, and making clothes. Feel free to talk to her about anything, from dogs to whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza!
Maddison StevensVP of Events
Maddison is a fourth-year transfer student studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She has been involved with AMA for one year now and is also a member of Net Impact. Being a passionate advocate for Fair Trade and sustainable business practices has lead her to pursue a field in marketing. When Maddison isn’t crafting the perfect cup of coffee at Kracken Coffee Co. in Avila, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and paddleboarding with friends and family.
Rylee MillerVP of Philanthropy
Rylee is a fourth-year Communication Studies student from San Diego, CA. She is also pursuing a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of AMA, Rylee is a CLA Ambassador and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and the beach in her free time!
David PompaDirector of Sponsorship
David is a 3rd year transfer student from Allan Hancock College.He aspires to take his marketing, sales , and service experience into opening a small business in the near future. He loves loud electronic dance music by the genre of Dubstep and never shies away from a mosh pit. He is passionate about help others, living life to the fullest, and spreading positivity. Other interest revolve around: classic cars, animals, fitness, traveling, and sports.
Sandra DejinCo-Director of MCC
Sandra is a fourth-year Business Administration – Marketing major from Sweden. Not only is she an international student, but she is also a transfer student and spent her first two years in South Lake Tahoe, CA before attending Cal Poly. Her mind normally circulates around skiing or other outdoor-related activities and on-campus, she is working for Orfalea College of Business as a Career Peer Advisor, as well as, being the vice-president for Association of Transfer Students. If you have any questions about being an international student or transfer student, hit her up!
Shannon ChauCo-Director of MCC
Shannon is a second year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Sales. She’s been involved with AMA since her first quarter at Cal Poly and started off as part of the MCC Committee and is now the Co-Director of MCC and helping launch Cal Poly’s Vendition Sales Society (VSS Committee). She is also involved with cultural clubs such as the Thai Vietnamese Student Association and Pilipino Cultural Exchange. She enjoys playing basketball, eating good food, and traveling. Feel free to talk to her about anything, from dogs to playing pickup/IM basketball!
Tim EwingDirector of Alumni Relations
Tim is a 3rd year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. He first became involved in AMA by joining the MCC committee in his second year then decided to do more. He recently sold DirecTv packages to Costco members over the summer as part of a sales internship. He very much enjoys traveling, discovering rappers that no one listens to yet, and the great game of golf.
Alyssa RuzichDirector of Web Development
Alyssa is a 4th year Graphic Communication major concentrating in Management and minoring in Integrated Marketing Communications. She loves spending her time working on the computer and working with designs. She is also the Director of Merchandising for Alpha Phi where she creates apparel and works with vendors. She loves going on runs and being outside with friends whenever she can!
Hannah LeeDirector of Creative Design
Lizbeth CasillasDirector of Photography
Lizbeth is a fourth year Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing Management. She has been a member of AMA since her first week at Cal Poly after transferring here from Monterey, CA. Since she enjoys the creative side of marketing and content creation, she decided to be more involved in AMA by becoming the current photographer. Currently works as a Research Assistant for Orfalea College of Business’ Marketing department and at Abercrombie and Fitch in Downtown SLO. Her dream job is to work in the music and entertainment industry. She loves playing tennis, traveling, interior design, keeping up with celebrity news and going to concerts and comedy shows (has gone to 35 shows all together!). Feel free to ask her what concert or travel destination she is planning on going to.
Sally Huang Director of Public Relations
Sally is a fourth year Business Marketing major with minors in Integrated Marketing Communications and Graphic Communication. She transitioned to Director of PR after serving as Social Media Manager. She’s involved in Camp PolyHacks and the Pilipino Cultural Exchange. After studying abroad in Spain, she’s also a Study Abroad Ambassador this year. Feel free to ask her about study abroad or even test her Spanish!
Noah FischerDirector of Videography
Noah is a 3rd year Graphic Communication major from Los Angeles. He has had a few jobs a digital marketer in the past few years and currently films and edits videos for companies on and off-campus as a freelancer. He loves teaching others about videography and editing as much as he does creating videos. He also likes performing and recording music if you ever need a buddy to jam with!
Jessica EngVP Corporate Relations
Jessica is a 2nd year Business Administration major with a minor in Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology. She enjoys getting crafty, being outdoors, and supporting other people’s passions. Aside from booking weekly speakers for AMA, she participates in sustainability campaigns with Net Impact and is also a student assistant for Academic & Scholarly Communication Services at the library.
Aristarchus NunezVP of Nationals
Aristarchus is a fourth-year Business Administration- Marketing major from Orcutt, California. After college, he aspires to work in the tech or sports industry, working in a hybrid between marketing and sales. He’s excited to take on the role of VP of Nationals for the 2019-20 year and looking to improve on the impressive Top 15 chapter ranking from 2018-19. He recently interned for a local startup, Kick-it Points- as a user acquisition manager. He is passionate about fitness, health & wellness — some of his favorite activities are going on a morning run, lifting weights and going on weekend hikes. He also enjoys reading books about business, health, and motivation.
Professor Lisa Simon, an Orfalea College of Business faculty member since 1996, specializes in qualitative research, especially focus group moderation, and professional sales. As AMAs Advisor, her role consists primarily of support and guidance, allowing students to learn through their own successes and failures and serves as a major resource for the board members.