SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB’S
EXAMPLE CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB’S
Board of Directors
New Chapter Management Director
Ali Sabkar is the founder and President of the Bahrain Chapter of Social Media Club. He is the Founder of the largest virtual Marketing Network for individuals and organizations involved in Marketing in Bahrain and GCC with a community of over 4,000 members.
Cynthia Johnson is the Director of Marketing & Social Media for RankLab, a digital marketing agency in Santa Monica, CA. She is the Editorial Director and a member on the Global Board of Directors for Social Media Club. She hosts a weekly Twitter chat, #TheSMGirl, Tuesdays at 1 p.m. PST, and co-hosts a weekly podcast Thursdays at 7pm (PST) called Marketing Recap.
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.
Kriselle leads digital marketing and measurement for Zeno Group’s west coast offices. Her work with technology and business-to-business clients has achieved national recognition, including receiving Silver awards for the Bulldog Reporter Digital PR Awards for Best Word of Mouth campaign and Best Social Network Messaging Strategy.
Naomi Assaraf is a CMO and co-founder of cloudHQ, a SaaS tech company based in Silicon Valley whose mission is to encourage team collaboration while automatically protecting files by synchronizing different apps in real-time to cope with platform agnostic workplaces.
Chapter Management Director
Ronnie Ledesma founded the Sacramento chapter of Social Media Club in 2009. He has applied his marketing and brand skill on behalf of more than 150 community banking locations of a Fortune 500 financial institution. With his trademark creativity and zest for life, he championed a golden decade of innovation and team spirit in the company’s marketing department.
Serena Ehrlich serves on three board of directors, including being a founding member of the global Social Media Club board, she is past president of the Los Angeles chapter of Social Media Club and has served on the board in several roles over the years, and she serves on the board of the National Investor Relations Institutes’ Los Angeles chapter.
Steven Blake has spent his career helping high-performance companies build high- integrity cultures. A successful lawyer, corporate governance and public company regulatory expert, Steve is also an experienced business partner. Four times, he’s helped build world-class startups, beginning with the Internet’s first digital auto auction platform.
Tara Coomans served two terms as the first elected president of the Hawaii Chapter of Social Media Club and remains active on the Board of Directors. Tara is a professional communications and marketing strategist. She specializes in helping companies identify and integrate today’s digital marketing and communication strategies into marketing, PR and customer service.
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.
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.
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.