Ronii is principal of Bartles amp; Associates and graduated from Shepherd University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in French. After moving to Charleston, she continued her education and obtained her MBA from The Citadel in 2006. Ronii’s specialty is understanding consumers and small business operations and has experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including focus groups, in-home interviews, shop along interviews, dinner discussion groups, ethnography, quantitative telephone interviews and online surveying to name a few. Ronii’s education and professional experience give her a unique approach to marketing strategy and planning, and her consumer behavior experience gives her an edge in understanding consumers, marketing strategies and trends.
Ronii is originally from Martinsburg, W. Va., and is the self-proclaimed Chief Rockstar at Bamp;A and loves beer and WVU football. She is an active volunteer in the Charleston community where she has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than 10 years, and won Big Sister of the Year Award in 2008. She sits on the advisory board for both My Sister’s House and The Lowcountry Business Network. In 2010, Ronii was nominated for Marketer of the Year for the Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association and was a Rising Star Finalist for Most Influential Women in Business by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. In addition, Ronii is a Class of 2011 Forty Under 40 winner for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. As a board member for the Charleston AMA, Ronii has served two years as the director of programming.
Holly manages freelance writing, editing and communications projects through her business, HAF Creative. She spent about 10 years in the newspaper business and also two years working in public relations and social media marketing before starting her own business in November 2011. Her work has been published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal, The Post and Courier, Charleston Style amp; Design, Mount Pleasant Magazine, Lowcountry Parent and more. She also manages public relations and social media for the Charleston Parks Conservancy and other local nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Holly is the editor of Traveler of Charleston magazine, a quarterly visitor publication, and handles social media for the magazine.
Aside from her work with Charleston AMA, she board president for Postpartum Support Charleston and on the advisory council for the S.C. Women’s Business Center. She is a member of Charleston Young Professionals, the Center for Women, Charleston Femfessionals and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011 she was honored as a Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal.
Holly has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master of mass communication from the University of South Carolina. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and 5-year-old daughter, Kate, and two Labrador retrievers. If she’s not working, she’s probably doing CrossFit.
Ted deLoach, Director of Sponsorship amp; Immediate Past President
Crowson Stone, now a division of Indexx Inc., offers new, completely integrated marketing and printing services for businesses. As a consultant with the Indexx family of companies, Ted brings experience, perspective, knowledge and passion to connect marketing clients with the tools they need to more effectively execute their strategy. Crowson offers digital printing, cross-media campaigns (email, direct mail, microsites, etc.), fulfillment options, and web-to-print capabilities. When not focused on marketing, Ted enjoys outdoor activities (cycling, birding, golf and tennis) and preparing great meals with his wife, Martine.
Originally from Hickory, N.C., Sarah graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science in textile and apparel management. Her love for the creative side took her into interior design right out of college, with her first job in Charleston. Over the years she found herself moving away from the interior design industry, but
never from Charleston. Without knowing much about advertising specialties, she entered the world of promotional products in 2007 and quickly realized this was the perfect combination of sales and creativity she was looking for.
The year 2011 brought many exciting things, including the opportunity to venture out with Branding Bliss. With a strong eye for color and design, selecting product ideas for customers to brand their business is second nature; but nurturing relationships and customer service is always No. 1 for Sarah.
Sarah stays very involved with the community through her work with the Charleston American Marketing Association, Charleston Young Professionals, East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women, Lowcountry Local First, and the travel and tourism industry. She enjoys running, reading, wine, cooking, and most importantly spending time with her husband, Chad, and her Irish Terrier, Lucy.
Account Director at HOOK Advertising Agency
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Suzie hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but this sea level dweller is no stranger to high places. Suzie moved to Vail, CO after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied Advertising. While living in Vail, Suzie was always on the mountain hiking, biking or skiing. As the Account Director at HOOK, Suzie uses her adventure skills to develop marketing strategies, provide strategic direction, execute promotions and help her clients thrive.
Prior to Hook, Suzie worked at an experiential marketing agency in Atlanta where she wrangled clients like Nivea, Hard Rock Cafe, Coors, Panera Bread and Sports Illustrated.
She and her husband, Byron, live in Mount Pleasant and are proud to call Charleston home. She enjoys running, paddle boarding, cooking LowCountry cuisine, and going to the beach.
Stephanie Spinucci, Treasurer
CPA and tax advisor, Legare Bailey amp; Hinske
Originally from Biloxi, MS, Stephanie graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Accounting. She has worked in public accounting for the past 8 years with an emphasis on tax compliance and advisory services. She works on both individual tax returns as well as various business entity tax returns. Her passion is helping clients with tax planning and maximizing their wealth by minimizing their tax liability.
Along with her work with the Charleston AMA, Stephanie is on the Board of Directors for the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary club and currently serves as the club’s social chair. She is also a member of the Mt. Pleasant Business Association.
Stephanie resides in West Ashley with her husband Nick and their two year old son, Mason. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, boating and cooking. She has a passion for fitness and enjoys running, yoga, and weight lifting.
Nina Rose is the Director of Marketing at Trident United Way. With wide-ranging experience and a master’s degree in communication from the College of Charleston, Nina’s motivating interest in marketing communications stems from her specialty in writing publications, coordinating events, and managing public relations campaigns. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Nina attended East Carolina University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication with a double concentration in journalism and public relations. In addition, Nina received a Certificate of Hispanic Studies for proficiency of speaking Spanish in the workplace.
After moving to Charleston, Nina worked for The Reynolds Group, a public relations agency, where she assisted in launching public relations campaigns for the grand openings for several prominent restaurants in the Charleston area including the Cocktail Club, Caviar and Bananas, and the Macintosh .
Nina has been selected as a speaker on the College of Charleston’s Career Center Speaker’s Panel, as a member of the selection committee for the Wonderific Award sponsored by Charleston Magazine and the Coastal Community Foundation Philanthropy Week, and has also been featured in the “Meet” section of Skirt! Magazine. Her passion for giving back to the community drives her involvement with the Charleston Junior League, YAD and Lunch Buddies.
Meet Brooke Casey who was born in Annapolis, MD and grew up in Horse Country in Northern Virginia. Brooke embraced the outdoor lifestyle as an equestrian and has grown to love Charleston over many visits in her youth. She finally over the past few years made it her home in 2006 after graduating from Terry College of Business in Athens, Georgia. (Go Dawgs!)
In Charleston, with extensive experience in all aspects of Small Business Management and Marketing including startups and non-profits, Brooke performs as an Independent Marketing Consultant. She has a unique depth of knowledge and experience in building online presence, developing branding and leveraging new media and technology.
Where Brooke lives on the Isle of Palms she enjoys the beach, sailing, kayaking and the restaurants and culture of her surroundings. She is very involved in the Isle of Palms Exchange Club. Brooke is the Marketing Director now going on three years for the annual Isle of Palms Connector Run. www.ioprun.com
Brooke Casey is the Community Outreach Director for the Charleston American Marketing Association Board. She acts as both the main contact and coordinator for the Volunteer and Mentor Programs for the Charleston AMA. *Interested Charleston professionals and students may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Director of Membership, Tim Marsac brings more than 10 years of AMA experience to the table, with the last 4 being part of the membership committee. Tim currently is the Vice President for Carolina Hydrologic, an erosion control solutions company. He manages everything from marketing to logistics. Aside from his dedication to CAMA, Tim is also involved with the International Erosion Control Association. When not crisscrossing the Southeast for work, Tim enjoys being out on the water, seeing live music and watching sports.
Amy Mercer is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Gibbes Museum of Art. She lives in Charleston with her husband and three sons. Amy graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1993 with a BA in Art History and from Queens University’s low-residency program with an MFA in Writing in 2010. Amy is the author of The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes, and The Smart Woman’s Guide to Eating Right with Diabetes.