Kara Antonini is the Vice President of Membership. She will be pursuing her degree in Sports Marketing. After earning her degree, she hopes to work in the marketing and advertising field. While serving on e-board, Kara hopes to meet new people and help to grow the chapter. One of the goals of her position is to make sure that all members feel included and welcomed to the AMA family. Kara’s desire to grow professionally is what lead her to AMA.
When it comes to having fun, Kara enjoys watching sports and snowboarding. Going to a concert is another activity that she enjoys. To relax, Kara enjoys reading. This summer, she will spend time both at her cottage and go up north. As a new aunt, she will be enjoying that new title.
“I like people who enjoy life, “cause I do the same” - Lil Wayne
The new Vice President of Fundraising is Emily Charles. Emily is working toward a degree in Marketing. Although, at this time, she still is undecided about exactly what she will do with her degree, she looks forward to all the possibilities that are out there. When it comes to next year, there are a few things that she is looking forward to such as the new friendships she will develop, the opportunity to learn new skills, and personal and professional growth through her position. As the V.P. of Fundraising for AMA Ferris, Emily hopes to maintain its current status and work toward meeting new goals to grow the organization. Being a part of the planning process will allow for Emily to help others find out about AMA and join, which will allow them to be able to be a part of this journey to success. Emily joined AMA to learn more about business and marketing in hopes that it will help her figure out what will be the right path for her. During this journey, she has developed a lot of great friendships and connection. By being in AMA, Emily hopes that it will prepare her for her career outside of college, when the time comes.
During her free time, Emily enjoys pursuing her artistic side by painting and drawing. Additionally, Emily enjoys listening to music and watching movies, and reading. When Emily is not working this summer, she will be catching up with old friends and hanging out at the cottage where she hopes to get a tan.
“Whatever you do, make sure it makes you happy.” -Unknown
Christian Slater is the new Vice President of Finance. He is working toward his degree in Business Management with a minor in Risk Management and Insurance. After earning his degree, Christian hopes to become an underwriting manager at a large insurance company. A company such as Quicken loans would be his ideal company. In addition to that, he aspires to open his own gym someday. As a member of this year’s e-board, he is looking forward to being there to support all members by being an approachable leader. Christian plans to expand his involvement with AMA and continue to connect with as many members as he can. Nola is another one of the events that he is looking forward to. One of his goals is to develop a more simplified way to manage the financial portfolio for AMA Ferris. He would also like to ensure that AMA Ferris reaches its highest potential by increasing membership, being a top five chapter, and receiving another top RSO honor here at Ferris. Christian stated that he decided to become a member of AMA to “ be a part of something bigger than myself”. Throughout his life, Christian has gone with the idea of just doing the minimal amount demanded from him. However, with a new outlook on life, his motto has shifted to just go for it, get out of your comfort zone, and be better. He wants to be able to leave an impact on members.
When it come’s to Christian free time he enjoys spending time with his dog. He loves the outdoors and playing sports. Wrestling and working out are also activities that he enjoys. When it comes to music anything but country music can be found on his playlist. His newest hobby that he has started is mastering his mixology skills. Over the summer he will be continuing to work at Ruby Tuesday right here in Big Rapids. He also plays on finding a little time for travel as well. Places he is planning to go to over the summer are Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Cedar Point, and possibly a trip down to Tennessee.
“He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” and the Rocky quote. His favorite would have to be’ “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” This has impacted his life and his wrestling significantly.
Kayla Jordan will be serving as Vice President of Community Service. She is pursuing a degree in digital marketing. After graduation, Kayla plans to move out of state to receive her master’s degree. Once she has finished school, she hopes to become a CMO. During this coming year in AMA, Kayla plans on growing in all aspect of her professional career. Kayla aspires to help all members grow professionally through an array of event opportunities. Additionally, she would like to help foster growing relationships between group members. Kayla chose to join AMA to gain the hands-on experience needed for the marketing world. In her free time, Kayla enjoys writing and listening to music. She also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and jogging. For the summer she will be working at an internship.
“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” – Marilyn Monroe
Lucy Reigle is serving as the President of AMA this year. Currently, she is a working on obtaining a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, she would love to work with a small company and be there as it develops to its fullest potential.
Lucy’s passion for AMA started when she transferred majors. AMA’s positive reputation throughout the campus was one of her reasons for joining. Lucy also found the social aspect of AMA to be welcoming, and it allowed her to make many new friends.
As for her goals for the coming year, as the president, she hopes to grow all of the AMA members professionally and academically. Lucy plans to accomplish her goals with the use of AMA workshops and events. Lucy plans to bring more diversity to AMA and would like to continue to expand upon last year’s accomplishments.
Over the summer, Lucy has an internship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in their Sales Management program. She earned this internship through AMA sales competitions.
In addition to her work with AMA, Lucy enjoys spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite ways to spend her free time are snowboarding, running, and dancing.
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”