Another board year is underway, and that means we’re welcoming new AMA Lincoln board members to the chapter! 27 new and continuing volunteers from our community will lead AMA Lincoln through 2023-2024 — and this year’s a big one. We’re heading into our 40th year as an AMA chapter. We’ll talk more about what that milestone means in the near future, but it’s significant. Big things are in the works to celebrate our time in Lincoln, and it’ll take a lot of effort to make them happen.

Good news? Our team is up for the task and more excited than ever to get started. Here’s a quote from AMA Lincoln President Mandy Peterson about the crew:

“Everyone’s bringing their strengths to the table. We spent time at our annual kickoff meeting not just planning for the next year, but learning how each board member communicates. That’s where our success as a chapter starts—knowing how to lift each other up with solid communication and support.”

Each volunteer board member is listed below, with their full-time place of work indicated in parentheses.

Leadership Team

Mandy Peterson, President (Founder, Sevn Spero Creations)
Bri Prai, Co-President-Elect (Digital Marketing Coordinator, Union Bank & Trust)
Whitney Hansen, Co-President-Elect (Senior Account Manager, Swanson Russell)
Lindsey Walsh, Secretary (Marketing Specialist, Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures)
Leanna Graham, Treasurer (Senior Associate, Labenz & Associates, LLC.)
Nathan Schreiter, Immediate Past President (Account Manager, OBI Creative)
Avni Srivastav, Executive Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (Digital Content Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Membership Team

Collin Rasmussen, Executive Vice President of Membership (Marketing Manager, Downtown Lincoln Association)
Tessa Wiser, VP of Membership – Retention (Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Lincoln Association)
Kylie Turner, VP of Membership – Acquisition (Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Meike Eliert, VP of Membership – Engagement (CX Researcher & Consultant, Meike Eilert Consulting)
Rose Ingracia, VP of Membership – Collegiate Relations (Marketing Coordinator, JEO Consulting)

Programming Team

Sara Horner, Executive Vice President of Programming (Research Insights & Analytics for Marketing, Ameritas)
Steven Mah, VP of Programming – Round Tables (Workforce Development Coordinator, Nebraska Bankers Association)
Leah Gregory, VP of Programming – Social Events (Senior Copywriter/Supervisor, Union Bank & Trust)
Rylee Jo Peterson, VP of Programming — Social Events (Founder, Fuel Creative Marketing)
Sheena Rancourt, VP of Programming — Special Events (Digital Brand Strategist, Eleanor Creative)
Niet Tuom, VP of Programming — SkillSchool (Child and Family Services Specialist, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services)
Sydny Boyd, VP of Programming — Signature Speaker (Public Relations Associate, Swanson Russell)

Communications Team

Tristen Metcalf, Executive Vice President of Communications (Communications Manager for Academic Services and Enrollment Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Brendon Henning, VP of Communications – Email (Digital Marketing Supervisor, Union Bank & Trust)
Sam Trocki, VP of Communications – Website (Marketing Strategist/Course Creator/Founder,In-House Marketer)
Sierra Mckenny, VP of Communications – Social Media (Marketing Generalist, TELCOR)
Jordan Snader, VP of Communications – Content (Writer/Producer, Swanson Russell)

Partnership Team

Laura Mcleod, VP of Partnership – Outreach (Assistant Professor of Practice/Marketing Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business)
DaRon Johnson, VP of Partnership – Partner Management (Project Manager, redthread)
Brooke Imm, VP of Partnership – Outreach (Innovation Analyst, Ameritas)

The new AMA Lincoln board members serve in a volunteer capacity and act as leaders for our chapter and the entire Lincoln marketing community. Feel free to connect with them on LinkedIn, reach out with ideas and especially congratulate them on their new roles! We’re so excited for what this board year has in store for Lincoln. Stay tuned for more than ever from AMA Lincoln.

Want to know how you can support AMA Lincoln? If you’re a professional, we’re always looking for volunteers to lend their time and experience. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll let you know how to help. And if you’re a business looking to strengthen your ties to the community, our Partnership team would love to chat — drop us a line and select “Sponsorship” as your topic.