Member Spotlight

Meet the PSAMA Volunteer Communications Team

The Communications Team has three primary roles: 1. To write, edit and publish our weekly Tuesday Update, as well as any solo emails to promote specific events. 2. To keep the PSAMA website up-to-date. 3. To support other teams with any needs they have, such as Membership Flyers, direct mail postcards, etc.

Here are the members of this important team of volunteers:

John Drake, VP Communications

john head shot 3John Drake serves as VP Communications where he oversees all email and direct marketing for PSAMA. He edits and writes our weekly e-newsletter, the Tuesday Update, and has worked on a number of other committees. John is currently Vice President, Brand Strategy at Drake Cooper. Prior to Drake Cooper, John held leadership positions at the Los Angeles offices of WONGDOODY and Deutsch.


Chloe Warren, Email Production Manager

chloeChloe is the engine behind email communications for PSAMA. She collects, designs and produces all  emails. She is currently Email Production Coordinator for AT&T’s BusinessDirect division where she works with the B2B managers on campaigns for AT&T’s Premier Business Center, Online Store, and Online Care products. She also works with the image design team, marketing department, and email vendors. In a  prior to position, she was Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist at The Seattle Times.

Kim Bennett (Johnson), Website Manager

kimKim writes, edits and publishes all content for the PSAMA website. Her creativity and design sense have played a big part in the success of our site. Kim is the Founder and Principal of Kimbyjo, a marketing consulting firm that provides project management and communications support to clients in creative services and the high-tech industry, including Microsoft. Prior to that, she served as Senior Marketing Consultant at Projectline.


Debbie Girard – Public Relations

debbieDebbie Girard is our resident storyteller for the PSAMA. She coordinates all public relations activities for PSAMA activities and special events – Pulse Awards and MarketMix. Debbie is Principal of her own PR firm, Girard Public Relations. She re-located from Denver last year, and has been a major contributor to building a stronger presence for PSAMA with the local media. She has held prior positions with Risk and Investment Management Services, Public Relations Society of America, and Safeway, Inc.

Ellen Madian – Art Director

ellenEllen Madian has served as our Volunteer Art Director for several years, and is responsible for graphic design and implementation of print materials produced by PSAMA. The quality and speed of her work have made her an invaluable member of our Communications Team. Ellen is Owner of Madian Design, a print design firm that specializes in the healthcare and energy industries.