Executive Board

President: Jeremy King
Caster Connection

Jeremy King is Director of Marketing at Caster Connection.
Jeremy has worked at Caster since 2011 to establish the Company’s brand, leads marketing strategy, manages CasterConnection.com, and regularly focuses on sales enablement, content creation, trade show and other promotional endeavors, and more. Prior to Caster Connection, Jeremy worked in marketing for jazz violinist Christian Howes.

A Columbus native, Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

Chris Alexis

President-Elect: Chris Alexis
Freelance Writer/LANDE

Chris Alexs is a freelance copywriter and director of operations at LANDE. He is a former award-winning journalist who evolved his career to include corporate communications, digital marketing, and freelancing. Chris earned his BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

VP, Membership: Jessica Burchard

Jessica has more than 15 years of communication experience, including 10 in nonprofit development. She’s written everything from newspaper articles to press releases, blogs and social media posts. A proud graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Jessica wears her Bobcat shirts around Buckeye country with no shame. She has also earned an M.S. in Digital Marketing Communication since joining the board in February 2021.

VP, Programming: Whitney Smith-Pfefferle

Whitney has a diverse marketing generalist background and over 15 years of experience in various industries. She started her career promoting trade shows at an association, spent multiple years as an account manager at an agency, and most recently managed product marketing in the financial services industry. Whitney holds an MBA from Ohio University and a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.

Kyle DavisVP, Sponsorship: Kyle Davis
Buckeye Health Plan

Kyle manages Member Marketing & Communications for Buckeye Health Plan. He focuses on developing and implementing complex multi-channel marketing communications projects working with cross functional teams to meet company strategic objectives. He manages the full project life cycle including gathering information, creating plans and schedules, obtaining and managing resources, managing budget, and facilitating project execution, deployment and closure. Kyle earned is BS/BA in Business Administration from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

VP At-Large: Debra Pack
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Debra Pack is the Marketing Manager at Columbus Metropolitan Library. She leads the organization’s digital and content marketing strategies; writes strategic messaging; leads the creative team and video strategy; manages the on-site print center; handles vendor relations and advertising, plus ensures all messaging is on brand and effective. She holds a BS in Journalism from Bowling Green State University where she studied English, creative writing, fine arts and photography. She has been an AMA member and volunteer since 2009; President of the chapter’s executive board (2015-2016 / 2016-2017), VP of SIGs (2014-2015) and Digital SIG Chair (2013-2014).

Current Board Openings

Please contact president@amacolumbus.org for information about doing more with your membership in AMA Columbus.