Meet Our Board
Someone’s got to steer this ship, and we’re blessed to have a team of passionate professionals at the helm. Consisting of corporate champs and agency adepts alike, the AMA Northeast Ohio Chapter’s Board of Directors has the breadth of expertise and the wealth of experience to know what the diverse Northeast Ohio marketing community needs to succeed.
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2020-2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Justin Hayes is now our 2020-2021 AMA NEO Chapter President. Drawing on his broad academic, teaching and professional marketing career, which has taken him on a journey from Canton, Ohio to Houston, Texas and back again with small and large companies, gives him an ability to view the marketing world from multiple angles and perspectives. Justin is a Professor of business, authors of The House of You®: 5 Workforce Preparation Tips for a Successful Career & The House of You®: Prescription for Living, career coach at The House of You® and Expert in E-Commerce Analytics. Justin is passionate about helping others, especially those being primed for the workforce at colleges and universities across NEO. He believes that the AMA should be one of the tools each student and professional takes with them throughout their collegiate & professional career’s, which is why Justin is thankful to be the lead for AMA NEO for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Justin is the proud husband to Charlene and Dad to daughter Rosemarie.
Contact Info: JustinH@amaneo.org
Courtney McIntyre joined AMA NEO in 2015 and has been an active member of the AMA NEO Board for four years years. Courtney previously held the role of VP of Membership for 2 terms before moving into the President-Elect role and our 2019-2020 AMA NEO Chapter President. She is also the national marketing leader for the Security, Privacy and Risk group at RSM US LLP, a global provider of audit, tax and consulting services. Prior to her current role, Courtney managed the marketing team at SecureState, a Cleveland-based management consulting firm focused on cybersecurity. She may be a little shy at first, but she loves to meet new people and help introduce them to the wonderful world of the AMA and all that our chapter has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, horseback riding, live music, craft beer, and traveling to new places.
Contact Info: CourtneyM@amaneo.org
VP of Programming
Justin Kalvitz has 30 years of sales, marketing and global business leadership at companies including Sherwin Williams, Newell-Rubbermaid, Zenith, Boogie Board and Bemis. He has developed products that have equated nearly a billion dollars in consumer sales, including developing and launching industry first technologies. His broad set of experiences in consumer products and B2B markets with fortune companies, historic brand leadership and creating businesses from the ground up, have helped sustain a successful track record of establishing solid business strategies, launching exciting product innovations and building global commercial programs through distribution, retail, partnerships and web/digital platforms.
Most recently, Justin started his own business to bring his experiences to companies that are looking to get from Point A to Point B . . . To tackle that tough challenge and help identify where to start or what to address to overcome key challenges. Over his 30 years, he has developed a vast global network to make things happen in sourcing, production, supply chain, product development, online planning, Amazon, sales representation, marketing, branding, digital, creative and web planning. Every step along the way he looks to do everything he can to manage and lead businesses the right way, partner with passion and treat business as if it was his. His focus is results.
Justin grew up in Westlake and now resides in Avon. He is married with 3 kids: Jacki (20), Adam (18) and Allison (15). Justin is a proud member of the Jumpstart mentoring leadership team.
Contact Info: JustinK@amaneo.org
VP of Communications
Maddie Suvak is currently a Public Relations Associate at the marketing and public relations agency, Yopko Penhallurick. In her current role, she works with clients to help identify their goals and develop strategic plans to achieve their objectives. She believes in purposeful communication and draws upon knowledge from a variety of multidisciplinary fields such as public relations, mass communication, advertising, and integrated marketing communications to tell client’s stories. She is a storyteller. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from John Carroll University and will receive her Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University in December 2020. In her free time, you can find her with her dog, Rocky, enjoying a glass of white wine, reading a psychological thriller, or traveling the world.
Contact Info: MaddieS@amaneo.org
Director of Analytics
Arthur Henke joined AMA NEO as Director of Analytics in July of 2020. He is currently Marketing and Communications Manager at moCa Cleveland where has enjoyed a career for 4 years. In this role he oversees the institution’s marketing strategy. Working closely with the Creative Director, his work helps to align moCa’s messaging with brand and strategic goals. A graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, Henke’s background includes digital marketing for Cleveland area artists and arts organizations including Multiple Exposure, The Ohio Advisory Group to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Arts and Culture Action Committee. In 2016 he worked as a Field Organizer for political campaigns in Ohio and California, including Bernie 2016 where he spoke before Senator Bernie Sanders at a Lancaster, CA rally with over 2,000 in attendance. His higher education includes studies at Bennington College. He lives in Lakewood with his girlfriend Abbey and their two cats Savannah and Maeby.
Contact Info: ArthurH@amaneo.org
Katie Boland joined Northeast Ohio’s AMA as Secretary in July 2019. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2011, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, and will be heading back to her Alma Mater in Fall 2019 for her MBA. Katie is looking forward to learning from other members’ experiences and points of view, and having the opportunity to share her own. She likes to be “doer” is excited to learn some good proactive habits of community marketers and stay on top of current tools and trends related to digital marketing and social media.
Katie brings a diverse experience of nearly ten years of experience in external affairs to the AMA, and is currently the Director of External Relations at Eliza Bryant Village in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood. She also serves on the Council on Older Persons (COOP) and a very of local and regional community groups, on behalf of Eliza Bryant Village, to advocate for care and quality of life for seniors across the county. In addition to work for the seniors at the Village, Katie serves as communication chair for other nonprofit organizations and events in the community including the 2019 National Philanthropy Day event on behalf of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 2019 Anna V. Brown Conference on behalf of Cleveland State University’s School of Social Work.
Katie’s heart belongs to Cleveland, as she was born and raised on the west side of Greater Cleveland in Westlake. She is happy to live close to her parents for now but has plans to move from the west side to the east side once she receives her MBA. When she’s not running around the Village or the City, you can find her cuddled up on her couch with her best friend and rescue dog, Peter, with a glass of dry red wine and a good murder-mystery novel.
Contact Info: KatieB@amaneo.org