Susan Sayers


Susan maintains her passion for launching and marketing new products and creating brand value through innovative marketing campaigns throughout her 20+ year career. Her breadth of industry experience includes marketing within the financial services, consumer packed goods, fitness, and toy industries for Fortune 500 companies.

Doug Lodmill


As an award winning strategic marketer focused on driving world-class results in lead generation and superior customer satisfaction, Doug’s experience with high technology companies focused on Enterprise customers makes him a natural fit to the roll of Strategic Planning.

Sloan Newman

Immediate Past-President

Sloan has more than 10 years of global marketing experience in the U.S. and Europe in PR, advertising, digital marketing, market research and event management. In his free time he has lectured at London Metropolitan University in London on branding and digital marketing.

Merl Simpson

Past President

Merl joined the PSAMA board as VP of Collegiate Relations while a member of the Pacific Lutheran University School of Business marketing faculty. His continuing academic research interests are focused on services – hospitality (hotels, restaurants, travel) and professional (finance, legal, etc.), with particular interest in internationalization of such services.

Don Morgan

Past President

Past-president of PSAMA and 30+ year veteran of the ad and marketing wars, Don has been a part-owner and senior manager of three national ad agencies where he successfully built national, regional and local brands that added over $1 billion in sales to his clients.

Brianna Home

VP Strategic Planning

Brianna is passionate about marketing. As both a client and now as Strategic Director at Hansen Belyea, she has seen first hand how solid marketing can transform industries. As a member of the PSAMA board, Brianna is committed to furthering our industry and helping advance the careers of professionals in the Puget Sound marketing community.

Jodie Cadieux


Jodie’s motto is “Inspire. Focus. Evolve.” With more than 20 years experience launching products and establishing categories for Fortune 100 companies and startups. Her experience spans healthcare, B2B and B2C technology, SAAS, non-profit and consumer product organizations on both the corporate and agency sides. Currently she consults with healthcare organizations looking to dramatically improve patient outcomes through software technology and biomedicine.

Jason Meersman


Jason Meersman, CPA and Manager at Sweeney Conrad, one of the largest locally owned CPA firms in the Puget Sound area, built on the foundation of “people first” since 1980. Jason provides audit, accounting, and financial advisory services to closely held businesses and their owners. He serves clients in a multitude of diverse industries. Jason earned his Accounting BA and Masters from WSU in Pullman, Washington.

Durgalaxmi Ramachandhiramani

Member Relations

Durga is an enthusiastic Marketing Professional with a background in healthcare and life sciences. Her specialties include brand strategy, market research, marketing communications and project management. Being always eager to network and volunteer, she has a track record of serving several professional and educational non-profit organizations in various capacities.

Matt Witter

VP Member Relations – Retention

Matt’s experience has centered on marketing strategy, loyalty, CRM, and customer acquisition. He has held leadership positions in marketing services, ad agency, and marketing technology companies. He is passionate about mobile technology, analytics, ROI, and college football.

Emily Trickey

VP Communications

With over seven years’ experience in marketing, communications, and public relations, Emily is proficient in managing large scale projects and programs including social media, websites, blogs, and the creation of unique visual and written content. She is passionate about marketing strategy, design and traveling.

Tim Mohler

VP Sponsorship

As a marketer, Tim believes brands should seek to add value, fun and joy to their customers’ daily lives and that marketing should engage consumers in unexpected ways. Tim is passionate about building marketing partnerships, experiences, and sponsorships that are relevant to the brand message, exciting for the customer, and deliver measurable results.

Ernest Peralta

VP Sponsorship

Ernest Peralta is a Consulting Director at Bradson Consulting an entrepreneur and a registered Sports Agent. He has over 14 years experience in project strategy and implementations across various Fortune 100 and 500 industries such as technology, healthcare, retail, aerospace and telecommunications. He earned his BA from the University of Washington, MBA from the University of Phoenix and completed Executive Leadership courses at Harvard Law School.

Julie Licthenberg

VP Mentoring

A Green Bay, WI transplant, Julie co-founded and served on the Board of the Northeast Wisconsin AMA Chapter. Since transferring to Seattle and the PSAMA, she created and manages the inaugural PSAMA Mentor Program, as well as lead the Networking Committee.

Bill Michie

VP Volunteers

Bill is a B2B marketing professional with over 10-years of experience focused on construction professional services. He is passionate about volunteering and works to place volunteers in positions they find personally and professionally fulfilling.

Frank Chenn

VP Programs

Frank Chenn is a digital media specialist with over 20 years of experience helping companies develop integrated sales and marketing channels that drive sales results. As a founder of 3 successful start-ups; he has a passion for helping companies educate and train teams about their company culture, products and brand.

Michelle Lanham

VP Programs

Michelle is proud to wear the badge of “The Idea Person” throughout a career spanning multiple industries and disciplines. Ensuring that original ideas are given a chance to become tangible in the real world, Michelle will be the backbone going forward for the PSAMA team.

Kacie Leacy

VP South Sound

Kacie is an agency professional experienced in marketing, advertising and strategic communications. She has been involved in PSAMA for more than six years starting when she helped to spearhead the South Sound Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2010. Kacie spearheads bi-monthly programming events in Tacoma.

Melissa Miller

VP Pulse 2016

Keen insight coupled with an unwavering commitment to superior client service sets Melissa apart in her industry. As Sr. Account Manager at Paladin, Melissa is passionate about the success of her clients’ business, the growth of her candidates careers as well as the programs she creates to support their continued development. As an avid volunteer for the PSAMA, she looks for every opportunity to contribute to the Seattle marketing community.

Frank Chenn

VP MarketMix 2017

Frank Chenn is a digital media specialist with over 20 years of experience helping companies develop integrated sales and marketing channels that drive sales results. As a founder of 3 successful start-ups; he has a passion for helping companies educate and train teams about their company culture, products and brand.

Loretta Bevins

Association Services

Loretta is the office administrator for the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Marketing Association as well as several other non-profit professional associations. She has managed PSAMA’s administrative needs since 1990.