Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle

By Paul Slezak - Mar. 14, 2016
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Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world.

Over the last few months, we’ve shone the spotlight on several groups of awesome women for their amazing contribution to ‘all things tech’. We set out to do this intentionally given that the low representation of women in the tech sector was one of the biggest issues of 2015.

We’ve shared the Top 50 Female Front-End Engineers in San Francisco, the Top 50 Female Full Stack Developers in New York City, and most recently the Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers in Austin, Texas.

In today’s post we’re heading to the Pacific Northwest, to one of my personal favourite cities in the USA – Seattle Washington – to showcase the city’s Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals.

When you think of Seattle, you probably think of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Grey’s Anatomy, and Starbucks.

What you may not know is that despite its reputation for being a rainy city, Seattle actually receives less rainfall than New York and Chicago!

There are also some incredibly talented and highly successful female marketing professionals working in the city overlooking the spectacular Puget Sound. Check out the list below.

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Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle

Lianna Collinge, CAEmedia
Current: Business Development Manager, Tribal C-Store Summit Group Inc., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Land Surveyors Association of Washington, Commercial Relocation Network
School: Central Washington University, 1983
Skills: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning, Leadership
Other links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

Diana Fry
Current: Director of Operations, Retail Voodoo, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Diana Fryc, smartdept. inc.
School: University of Washington, 1994
Skills: Advertising, Marketing, New Business Development
Other links: LinkedIn

Tina Gonsalves
Current: Vice President of Marketing, Chief Experience Officer, Integrated Marketing Management, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Teatro ZinZanni, Onvia
School: University of Florida, 1986
Skills: Integrated Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Communications
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Noelle Bortfeld
Current: Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Communications Executives International (MCEI), Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Windermere Services Company, Extra Mile Marketing
School: Santa Clara University, 1986
Skills: Strategy, Marketing Strategy, CRM
Other links: LinkedIn
Wendy Peloquin
Current: Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Vueocity, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Pixie Fish Marketing, Personnel Management Systems, Inc.
School: Willamette University, 1989
Skills: Poduct Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Communications
Other links: LinkedIn

Shannon McCarty
Current: Market & Business Development Executive, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Marketing & Project Management, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce
School: The George Washington University
Skills: Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management
Other links: LinkedIn

Tamsen Galloway
Current: Executive Director, Strategy and Creative, BuzzBee Company, a B2B Marketing Agency, Seattle, Washington
Previous: Pure Home, Technology Association of Oregon
School: Marylhurst University
Skills: Product Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy
Other links: LinkedIn

Kishari Sing
Current: Co-Founder, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, EdCourage K-12 edtech startup, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Kishari Sing Marketing Consulting, GlobalScholar
School: University of California, San Diego
Skills: Integrated Marketing, Online Marketing, Marketing Strategy
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Anna Carling
Current: Marketing and Operations Director, Unveiled Marketing Group, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Mosaic Sales Solutions, Beam Suntory
School: Seattle University, 2006
Skills: Marketing, Advertising, Integrated Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Katherine Visser-May

Current: Chief Marketing Officer, Acumatica, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Microsoft, PeopleSoft
School: St. Cloud State University, 1995
Skills: Product Marketing, Lead Generation, Go-to-market Strategy
Other links: LinkedIn

Carmen Arnevik
Current: Senior Marketing Director, Apex Learning, Greater Seattle Area
Previous:, DreamBox Learning
School: British Columbia Institute of Technology, 1988
Skills: Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Online Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Elisa Meyers Trowbridge

Current: Chief Creative Officer, Skyy Marketing & Communications, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Puget Sound Landscape Design, Building Owners and Managers Association South Puget Sound
School: Washington State University, 2003
Skills: Social Networking, Pblic Relations, Strategic Planning
Other links: LinkedIn

Maureen Jann
Current: Director of Marketing, Point It, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: SuperDeluxe Marketing – Marketing Strategy & Graphic Design, Intrepid Learning
School: San Jose State University, 2003
Skills: Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Annie McCall

Current: Marketing Director, All The Best Pet Care, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Annie McCall Marketing and Graphics, YMCA of Snohomish County
School: Antioch University Seattle, 2007
Skills: Advertising, Newsletters, Marketing
Other links:  

Elimar Ugueto
Current: C.E.O & Founder, Ugueto Marketing + Entertainment, Greater Seattle Area
Previous:, Orquesta La Grande del North West
School: IUJEL – Tachira Venezuela, 2002
Skills: Broadcast, Television, Social Media
Other links: LinkedIn

Jamie Goldberg
Current: Director of Marketing, Goldberg Marketing Solutions, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Colorado Pub Company, Southwest Heating and Cooling
School: Colorado State University, 2000
Skills: Social Media, Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Jenn Steele
Current: Director of Product Marketing, Indix, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Amazon, Hubspot
School: MIT
Skills: Lead Generation, Content Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Andrea Fortney
Current: Director, Account Management – Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Oracle Responsys, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Responsys
School: University of Washington, 2004
Skills: Email Marketing, Online Advertising, Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Trudy Miller
Current: Marketing Director, Adagirl Marketing Solutions, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Valpak, Bamboo Asana Yoga
School: Boise State University
Skills: Marketing Strategy
Other links: LinkedIn

Grace Butac
Current: Director of Marketing, Lienau Sales and Marketing, Greater Seattle Area
Previous:, Chosun Gift Shop
School: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Skills: E-commerce, Marketing, Email Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Natalie K. Sutey

Current: CEO and Founder, Emerald City Sales & Marketing, Greater Seattle Area
Previous:, iGotIt Solutions
Skills: Online Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Jennifer Cole

Current: Sr. Director Client Solutions, CDK Global, Seattle, Washington
Previous: Cobalt Automotive Marketing, Catalina Island Camps
School: Colgate University, 1995
Skills: Digital Marketing, One Marketing, Online Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Sarah Boeding Schwitters

Current: Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist, Iodestar Marketing Group, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: COPERNICI, EtechGS
School: San Diego State University-California State University, 1997
Skills: Marketing Strategy, Lead Generation, Direct Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Rachel Stagnaro

Current: Director of Online Marketing, Stagnaro Strategic Marketing, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Marketing Programs Manager, Commission Junction
School: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001
Skills: Online Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Online Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn

Loriann Ikeda

Current: Managing Director of Marketing, Strawberry Jam Marketing, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Visible Technologies, Exsilio Consulting Inc.
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Other links: LinkedIn

Kristine Marzolf
Current: Marketing Executive & Consultant, Blitz Marketing Group, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Sesame Communications, GridPoint, Inc.
School: San Francisco State University, 1995
Skills: Integrated Marketing, Lead Generation, Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Benjean Riedman

Current: Marketing Director, not2big, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Benjean Riedman, Sales and Marketing Consultant, Body Therapy Group Redmond
School: University of Utah, 1984
Skills: Marketing Strategy, Marketing, Brand Development
Other links: LinkedIn

Traci Herger

Current: Director of Marketing and Land Acquisition Research, Branch Marketing Group, Inc., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Windermere Real Estate, Badgley & Badgley, Inc
School: Edmonds Community College, 1995
Skills: Real Estate Marketing, Marketing, Land Acquisition
Other links: LinkedIn

Monique Shira

Current: Director of Marketing, Kim Ricketts Book Events, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Nonprofit Public Relations and Marketing, Henry Art Gallery
School: University of Connecticut, 1987
Skills: Non-profits, Public Relations, Editing
Other links: LinkedIn

Kristin Sanderson Jones

Current: Director of Marketing and Business Development (Contract), Rocky Mountain Veterinary Cardiology, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: The Garrigan Lyman Group, Heckler Associates
School: University of Washington, 1987
Skills: Project Management, Account Management, Key Account Management
Other links: LinkedIn

Amy Noel

Current: Principal, Bleu Heron “Creative Marketing Solutions”, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Dynamic Computing Services, Coastal Healthcare Consulting
School: Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1984
Skills: Healthcare, Informatics, HIPAA
Other links: LinkedIn

Debi Reeves

Current: Social Media Consultant/ Digital Marketing, Screaming Flea Productions, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Thrift Books, Bloom Marketing
School: Brigham Young University – Hawaii, 1992
Skills: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Barbara Pamplin

Current: SVP/CMO, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Pamplin Digital Marketing, Microsoft
School: Clark Atlanta University, 1996 (BA); 1999 (MBA)
Skills: Mobile Marketing, Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Kimberly Cartagena

Current: Executive Assistant to Chairman/CEO & Marketing Coordinator, Harley Marine Services, Inc., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., YouthCare Seattle
School: University of Washington, 2010
Skills: Event Planning, Customer Service, Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Cheryl Ricketts
Current: Vice President, US Marketing – Clarisonic, L’Oréal, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Microsoft, Hamilton Partners
School: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
Skills: Integrated Marketing, Digital Marketing, Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn

Wacarra Yeomans

Current: Vice President, Creative Services, Marketing Cloud, Oracle, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Responsys, Smith-Harmon Inc.
School: Seattle Pacific University
Skills: Creative Strategy, Email Marketing, Mobile Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Liana Redmond

Current: Division Director + VP, The Creative Group, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Currency, Rock-Tenn Company/Voxgrafica
School: University of Washington, 1998
Skills: Marketing, Advertising, Content Management
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Heather Bresnahan

Current: Director, Agency Management Global Advertising & Media, Microsoft, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Novus Direct a division of Omnicom Media Group, AVM Software
School: University of Washington, 1997
Skills: Digital Media, Online Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Kim Heuss

Current: VP of Sales & Marketing – Medicare Advantage, Catholic Health Initiatives, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Image Growth, Colliers International
School: Washington State University
Skills: Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategy, Strategic Planning
Other links: LinkedIn

Judy Stern

Current: Vice President, Online Marketing, Nordstrom, Seattle, Washington
Previous:, DMX Music / AEI Music
School: Washington State University
Skills: E-commerce, Strategic Partnerships, Online Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn

Teresa Springer

Current: CEO, Seattle Fashion Week Foundation, Seattle, Washington
Previous: Teresa Springer Show, Emerald City Smoothie Stewart St.
Skills: Social Networking, Marketing, Social Media
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Amy Bohutinsky

Current: COO, Zillow Group, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Avvo, HotelTonight
School: Washington and Lee University, 1997
Skills: Online Advertising, Social Media, Digital Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Lisa Hufford

Current: Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting Inc, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Microsoft, Modus Media International
School: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1993
Skills: Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Marketing Communications
Other links: LinkedIn, Twitter

Heidi (Rethke) Plaster

Current: President & CEO, Plaster Consulting Group, Inc., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Microsoft, Cisco Systems
School: Washington State University, 1996
Skills: Strategic Partnerships, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Robyn Hallonquist

Current: Director of Marketing Operations, Windermere Services Co., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Atomic Design Lab, DDB Seattle
School: Syracuse University, 2001
Skills: Advertising, Project Management, Marketing Communications
Other links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

Melissa Wright – Bacon

Current: Sr. Director: Strategic Initiatives – Office of the CEO, Nintendo, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Nintendo of America, Nintendo of America
School: California State University-Chico, 1992
Skills: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Start-ups
Other links: LinkedIn

Jill Gardner

Current: VP Marketing & Sales Operations, KP Corporation, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Moore Corporation
Skills: Direct Marketing, Account Management, Marketing Strategy
Other links: LinkedIn

Kate Farley
Current: Senior Vice President Business Operations, SITO Mobile Ltd., Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Hipcricket, Kate Farley Consulting
School: University of Minnesota, 2006
Skills: Digital Media, Online Advertising, Mobile Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn

Samara Donald

Current: Director, Business Strategy & Management – Emerging Businesses, Microsoft, Greater Seattle Area and Owner/CEO Fit Body Bakery Inc.
Previous: Expedia, Wunderman
School: BA Communications – University of Washington, 1999
Skills: Communications, Product Marketing, Integrated Marketing
Other links: LinkedIn

Amy Ruiz

Current: Vice President, Programming, San Diego American Marketing Association, Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Sony Electronics, Harte-Hanks, Inc.
School: University of Hawaii
Skills: Direct Marketing, Email Marketing, Advertising
Other links: LinkedIn

Kendra Hamilton-Wynn

Current: President/CEO KHE Marketing Group, Director of Marketing ASA TV Studios – Greater Seattle Area
Previous: Keller Williams Realty KY (currently licensed)
School: University of Phoenix, 2008
Skills: University of Phoenix, MBA, 2008
KY State University, BA – Marketing, 2000
Skills: Marketing, Business Development, Public Relations
Other links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

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Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years.


Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years.

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