SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB’S
Board of Directors
Ali Sabkar is the Founder & President of Social Media Club MENA—the first chapter to lead social media activities and events in Bahrain. He is an eMarketing Expert & Speaker of ‘Making The Most Out of eMarketing for Organizations.’ He has spoken at many conferences in the Middle East, and more than 10,000 participants have attended his training workshops in MENA.
Caroline Jones is a founding board member of Social Media Club Des Moines, currently serving as Advisor to SMCDSM, and Executive Director of The Hashie Awards™️, also known as The Hashies®️, for Social Media Club, Inc. Caroline currently owns and operates her own digital marketing consulting business.
Marc Vasquez is the Communications Co-Chair for the Social Media Club of Kansas City. He possesses more than 16 years of both agency and corporate public relations and social media experience. Marc is also a past president of the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America chapter.
Immediate Past President
Golden is the CEO/Social Media Director of Golden Opps (GO). He leads GO teams in managing new media, online marketing, public relations, web technology, customer service, drive engagement, develop communities, establish measurements, educate employees and direct cutting edge social media campaigns and strategies from start to finish for some of the best brands in the world.
Kristie is Co-Founder of Social Media Club, and is the Director of Global Social Media and Customer Engagement for Ancestry.com. Over the last 25 years, Kristie has helped organizations understand, engage and support their customers to strengthen their brand, improve their products and create better experiences for all stakeholders, internally and externally.
Chris Heuer has been engaged in interactive communications since 1993, and launched his first agency, Guru Communications, out of South Beach, Florida in 1994. Over the years he has helped numerous startups with go-to market strategies, product design, web site development, online marketing campaigns, ecommerce and what is now widely referred to as Social Media.
Ben Smith founded the Lawrence, Kansas, chapter of the Social Media Club and is also an active member of the Kansas City chapter. Ben serves as Principal at social business agency Social: IRL, and as Social Media Director at Callahan Creek, a full service marketing agency working with national and regional specialty brands.