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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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.

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Courtney McIntyre

Past President

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.

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Maddie Suvak

President Elect

Maddie Suvak is currently a Social Media Community Specialist at Oatey. 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 her company’s story. She is a storyteller. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from John Carroll University and her Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University. 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.

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Justin Kalvitz

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.

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Tom Sarago Head Shot

VP Communications

Tom Sarago is a marketing and communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience supporting non-profits and small businesses in Northeast Ohio.

In 2014, Tom founded, Spruce: Communications For Brand Growth, a full service marketing and pr agency. To date, Spruce has led communications efforts for a diverse range of businesses including Art Therapy Studio, Cleveland National Air Show, Seeds of Literacy, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland and many more.

In 2020, Tom launched Trialogue, a job board dedicated to connecting local freelancers with nonprofit organizations for paid, contract-based work assignments.

Tom lives in Lakewood Ohio with his fiancé and two daughters.

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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 he 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.

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Katie Boland

Chief Operation Officer

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 is set to earn her MBA with a focus on Marketing in December 2021. 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 learn new strategies, accomplish her goals, and meet new inspiring professionals. Excited to learn proactive habits of community marketers and stay on top of current tools and trends related to digital marketing and social media, she continues to take on leadership roles to help the AMA NEO succeed and evolve.

Katie brings a diverse experience of nearly ten years of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations to the AMA. Currently serving as 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 now an east-sider and is happy to have the best of both worlds of our greater Cleveland community. 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.

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Paul Pahoresky


Paul Robert Pahoresky is an experienced CPA. Paul has worked in the accounting industry for over 30 years advising clients in areas of business startups, cash flow management, and tax planning. He has advanced experience in working with businesses in the biotech startup and dental industries.

Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors in Economics and Business Administration. Paul went on to earn his Maters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management. He is a member of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Paul is also active in Learning About Business, the Gilmour Academy Men’s Club, and is a Scoutmaster with a local troop in the Boy Scouts of America.

Paul is married and has four children. In his spare time Paul enjoys camping, the outdoors, reading and cooking.

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