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Jeff Randolph President

Jeff is the VP of Client Services at EAG Advertising and Marketing, where he serves as his clients’ chief marketing council. He has held strategic marketing positions in both large and small advertising agencies, with clients ranging from restaurants and entrepreneurial ventures to multi-national telecom and regional banks. His most recent positions saw him take the helm of global marketing efforts as the Chief Marketing Officer for professional association ARMA International, and national brand marketing as the CMO for Camp Fire. Working with these nonprofit organizations let him showcase his talent for doing outstanding work and award-winning campaigns with limited resources. He earned his marketing-focused MBA at Avila University in Kansas City and continues to teach marketing at the graduate level as an adjunct professor.

Alma Azuara Immediate Past President

Alma works at Sprint as a Multicultural Marketing Manager. She’s a proven business leader with a strong background in Marketing, Strategy and Finance. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Kansas State University.

Alma joined the AMA in 2011 and became involved right away as the Sponsorship Chair. When asked why she joined the AMA, Alma states, “I became a member to learn about current marketing trends and to meet other marketing professionals outside my industry. My experience in the AMA has been extremely valuable both personally and professionally.”

Alma also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Kansas City and the Marketing Advisory Council for UMKC.

Brian Buckler, Ph.D. Secretary and Vice President Collegiate Relations

Brian’s inolvement with the AMA is extensive, having served two terms as President, a variety of Director and VP roles, and ongoing mentoring/training of new Board members. He enjoys helping AMAKC fulfill its mission of education by engaging marketing/business students and educators with the professional community.

Brian is a Professor of Marketing as well as Director of Undergraduate Business Development at Avila University.He teaches both in the undergraduate and MBA programs and advises all Marketing majors. His research/teaching areas are Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy, and Consumer Behavior.

Mary K. Florence Vice President, Treasurer

Mary, a respected expert in Human Factors and User Experience Design, is currently marketing and UX consultant for Daystar West focusing on total strategic implementation of web applications. She has corporate experience with AT&T and IBM and most recently provided the marketing communications for iStructural, one of the first structural engineering software applications in “the cloud”.

A lifelong learner, Mary has an MBA from the University Wisconsin at Madison, a Master’s Certification in Project Management and an MS in Human Factors and Applied Psychology from the Steven’s Institute of Technology, NJ, a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and has completed the FastTrac NewVenture from Kauffman Foundation. Of course, she stays current with all the latest in marketing and social media knowledge by attending AMA programs.

Mary is an active member of AMA and has served the Kansas City AMA chapter in numerous positions. During her term as President, AMAKC received the national award for Special Programs. Volunteer activities include: Park Hill School District Technology Committee and People-To-People International Officer sponsor. In addition to professional interest in utilizing new media in marketing and education, other interests include investing, traveling, and sailing.

Manon Eilts Vice President Programming

Manon has been a Professional Member of the American Marketing Association for more than 20 years. She served as Vice President of Programs in San Antonio before moving to Kansas City and assuming that role for the chapter over the last several years. Manon is a two term Past President of the Kansas City chapter (2010-11 and 2012-13).

Manon has been the Director of Marketing Communications for the United States Tennis Association Missouri Valley section located in Overland Park since January of 2004. She directs the overall sales, marketing and communications strategies in a five state area including the promotion and development of membership for the national governing body of tennis in the five state area. Prior to working for the USTA, Manon was the Marketing Director for Starlight Theatre and Promotions Manager for Barkley. Prior to moving to Kansas City in 1998, Manon was the Sales Promotions Director for the Fox television affiliate in San Antonio, KABB-TV.

Manon earned a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Dakota. Manon lives in Overland Park with her husband Randy and dog Spencer. They have two daughters.

Barb Carr Vice President Marketing Communications

Barb currently works at Hallmark as an Associate Program Leader, where she oversees various product lines with national chain drug customers.

Barb was a member of AMAKC when she began her post-college career while working in telecommunications. After taking a year to earn her MBA in Durham, England, she returned to Kansas City and spent two years working for a healthcare company. Upon her move to Hallmark, she’s gained further product and marketing experience as an Associate Program Manager in the greetings division and an Associate Program Leader in the Gold Crown and Chain Drug customer teams.

Since rejoining the AMA in 2012, Barb has served on the board overseeing Marketing Communications.

Barb has a B.S. Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Durham Business School.

Scott Schaper Vice President Interactive

Scott Schaper is the owner and founder of The Unravel Corporation, a digital marketing agency focused on Content Strategy. Unravel was founded in 2008 and has quietly become a Kansas City leader in small business digital marketing. With clientele all over the Midwestern US, Unravel helps businesses align their technological footprint with their brand.

Scott Schaper has been involved with the American Marketing Association for just nearly 4 years and Unravel is a proud sponsor of AMAKC

Scott holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from the University of Kansas and enjoys cycling, hiking, cooking and taking in live music.

Vince Vandehaar Health Care SIG Co-Lead

Vince Vandehaar MBA is the owner and Principal consultant of VVV Consultants, LLC - Olathe KS. Vince started his healthcare boutique consulting firm on 1/1/2009, after working for Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City for 16 years. Vince provides professional business consulting services to help healthcare organizations with business strategy, research and development.

Vince is also an Adjunct Full Professor at Avila and Webster University, where he teaches undergrad, MBA / MHA Marketing & Health classes. Vince is a Malcolm Baldrige coach, a professional moderator and is actively involved in AMAKC, SHSMD, KAHCC, KC Employee Benefit Professional Association, Healthcare Executives - Kansas City and is a SG2 advocate.

Vince graduated from Central College in Pella, IA with a BA (1978) in Business Management and has his MBA (1988) from the University of Northern Iowa. Vince enjoys Chiefs Football, Saturday morning pick-up basketball at age 64+, walking and golf.

Tessa Taylor Health Care SIG Co-Lead

Tessa Taylor, BBA BA is an Associate Consultant with VVV Consultants LLC, an Olathe KS based healthcare consulting firm. Tessa provides project management & fulfillment for Healthcare Strategic / Marketing Plans, Provider Manpower Assessments and IRS-aligned Community Health Needs Assessments. Tessa has three years of consulting experience from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s AMA chapter before moving to the Kansas City area. AMA-Whitewater’s consulting firm (Creative Marketing Unlimited) had various projects related to: digital marketing, market research, branding, video production, IMC marketing plans and event planning. Tessa was not only President of the AMA-Whitewater consulting firm during her time in college, but she was also named chapter President of AMA-Whitewater her senior year. Tessa holds dual degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Zach Jungmeyer Co-Director Membership

Zach is a young professional working for a video advertising venture called Answer Media as an Ad Coordinator in the Ad Operations Department. He joined AMAKC in July of 2014 and immediately began working with the Membership Committee in which he has recently step into a shared directors position. He hold a BS in Marketing from Missouri State University where he graduated from in 2013 and where he also sits on his fraternities alumni board. He looks forward to making an impact on the board and learning a few thing on the way.

Zach enjoys baseball, soccer, golf, and exploring Kansas City and what it has to offer.

Trevor Lewis Co-Director Membership

Trevor works as a Senior Marketing Consultant at Skyline Displays, a trade show marketing company in Lenexa, KS. In his role with Skyline, he is responsible for all aspects of his client’s exhibit marketing experience. He has a proven track record of placing a high emphasis on the power of face-to-face experiences to move his client’s business forward through branded events & environments. 
Trevor joined AMA in 2014 to grow his network in the Kansas City area. He now serves as the Director of Membership, where he engages with the professional community to promote the benefits of AMA to potential members. 
In his free time Trevor enjoys hunting, fishing, attending Kansas City athletic events, and trying new restaurants around the city. He attended Avila University where he studied Psychology and was a member of the football team.

Cynthia Edmunds Executive Director

Cynthia is the first point of contact for those interested in or new to the Kansas City chapter of the AMA. She manages the office and its multitude of duties and is our interface with the National AMA.

American Marketing Association – Kansas City Chapter
P.O. Box 23768, Shawnee Mission,
KS 66283-0768
E-Contact: Phone:(913) 730-0173

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