Amanda is the Director of the Communications and Marketing Department of the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Huntsville, AL. She is responsible the public outreach, marketing, branding and social media for the NCAC. Amanda has been with the agency since May 2018. Her background includes 15 years in television news at WAFF in Huntsville. Amanda’s roles include at WAFF included Weekend Producer, 5:00 p.m. News Producer, Assignment Manager, Investigative Producer, Executive Producer, and Brand Manager. She is a founding board member of the Huntsville-based non-profit Susie’s Wish, where she serves as Communications Chair. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Alabama, Florence, AL. She received her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Alabama Birmingham Collat School of Business. Amanda lives in Huntsville with her husband Shawn, her dog Mac, and her cat Tex.Company: National Children's Advocacy Center
Kristen Gehman Vaughn is a native of Atmore, Ala. and a First Generation Descendant of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences. Kristen is a senior technical writer and proposal manager for Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s Business Proposals Center serving U.S. Public Safety clients in the Americas. Kristen’s expertise centers on digital communications and strategic messaging. She has led and contributed to digital content creation, copywriting and editing, internal communications and engagement, media relations, corporate philanthropy and brand storytelling for international corporations, including Wind Creek Casinos & Hotels. In May 2018, Kristen married her college sweetheart, David Vaughn of Athens, Ala. The Vaughns happily call Athens home and spend their free time cooking, exploring, playing music together and ballroom dancing.Company: Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Email Address: email@example.com
Before making the move to Northrop Grumman, Macy Magnusson served as the Marketing Manager at Crestwood Medical Center. She received her BS in Marketing from the University of Alabama and her MS in Strategic Communication from Troy University. She currently serves on the NAPRCA Board as Treasurer.Company: Northrop Grumman Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily is new to the Huntsville/Madison area. She is the Marketing/PR Manager for Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy. This is her first foray into the world of theatre. Her past experience includes: Promotions Director for WJGR 07.1 The Prowl FM, the college radio radio station at the University of South Alabama (USA), social media coordinator/intern for Office of Marketing and Communications for USA, graduate assistant for USA’s Mitchell College of Business, and freelance photographer for The Vanguard, student newspaper for USA. Outside of public relations and marketing, she worked in different industries such as retail, theme parks, and pet care. When she isn’t working, Emily can be found lounging at home or exploring the North Alabama area with her dog, Sokka and partner, AJ! She is looking forward to service on the NAPRCA board as the secretary.Company: Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy Email Address: email@example.com
Michael M. Jones, leverages over two decades of specialized marketing and communications expertise delivering creative tailored marketing and communications solutions for organizations across the United States. Michael has collaborated professionally across a variety of industries, including professional services, architecture, software, government, energy and more. He is a proud father, husband, graduate of Texas A&M University, and member of the vibrant marketing community in North Alabama.Company: Red Sage Communications Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an awarding-winning PR practitioner, Guasti has worked in both Nashville, TN and Huntsville, AL gaining experience in a variety of industries such as education, healthcare, non-profits, and the music industry. The expertise acquired over 18 years of internal and external communication, strategic planning, relationship cultivation, event planning, and execution, and B2C marketing perfectly aligns with the Red Sage standard of providing clients with an experience of excellence.
Guasti attended the University of North Alabama where she received her BS in Public Relations with a minor in Public Communication and a minor in Journalism. She received her MA in Civic Leadership from Lipscomb University and earned her Accreditation in Public Relations in 2011. The North Alabama native currently resides in Huntsville.Company: Red Sage Communications Email Address: email@example.com
Amy McWilliams is the Founder of McWilliams Marketing – a local digital marketing agency. She is a Georgia-native who began her marketing career right here in Rocket City. Over the past 15 years, she has collaborated with companies and non-profits of all sizes to enhance their digital footprint by using their data to guide their marketing decisions.
At home, Amy and her husband of 13 years are the parents of two high-energy boys. During hockey season, you can find them rink-side at our local Ice Plex or cheering on their favorite NHL team – the Nashville Predators.Company: McWilliams Marketing Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org