Board of Directors

Call for Nominations

Deadline – Friday, September 7, 2018

2019-2020 DMAW Board Candidates


Who do you want leading the organization into the next decade… leading the direct response sector…maintaining the organization’s relevancy in an ever-changing, technology-rich environment?  Guiding the organization as technology continues to impact for-profit and the non-profit sectors? What will the organization need to offer its members to ensure they succeed in the industry?  What will direct response – integrated marketing – look like in 3, 5 or even 10 years?

Now is the time for you to nominate those individuals who could potentially help lead this organization into the future. It’s a Call for Nominations and the deadline is September 7th!

We are asking for nominees from the general membership; these nominees are then presented to the board nominating committee to determine the final slate.

Currently, the twelve (12) positions to be filled are a result of board members whose terms have expired and must be re-elected.

Each elected individual will serve either a one or 2-year term (terms to be decided).

Voting will take place October 22-26, 2018.  To vote, individuals must be DMAW members.

The process is:

  • To nominate another DMAW member, please complete the 2019-2020 Board Nomination Form and return it by Friday, September 7. Please note that the person you are nominating must also complete a portion of the nomination form.
  • To self-nominate, please complete the 2019-2020 Board Nomination Form (or enter online) and email two (2) references by Friday, September 7th.

Submit all nomination forms to:  Donna Tschiffely, Executive Director, DMAW –


The nominating committee will use the following guidelines in determining the final slate:

  • Candidate’s involvement in DMAW’s activities
  • Candidate’s willingness to serve
  • Candidate’s prior participation in volunteer leadership
  • Candidate’s involvement in industry activities

Self-nominations are strongly encouraged.

Please note, if elected, participation is required at the DMAW Board Retreat, to be held Monday,
December 10, 2018.

For further information, please read the DMAW Board Member Job Description.

Questions about the process or service on the board? Contact Donna Tschiffely, Executive Director at or call 703-689-DMAW (3629).



2018 DMAW Board of Directors

Our Board Members are a dedicated group of professional men and women committed to giving back to their industry. The board provides the guidance and leadership for the organization. Our board members are:





                                                                 Vice President                                  Secretary                                        Treasurer                           Immediate Past President

Dennis Ashcraft
Sales Representative
Colortree Group

Kate Carr
Executive Vice President
Silver Marketing

Steven DelVecchio
VP, Direct Response
AARP Foundation

Meg Ferguson, CFRE
Business Development Director
PS | PS Digital

Roger Hiyama
VP, Client Services

Denise Hubbard
Vice President
Names in the News

Karen Kirchoff
Founder and President
K2D Strategies

Stacie Mruk
Director, Membership Communications
The Nature Conservancy

Jamie Natelson
Senior VP, Fundraising Services
Integrated Direct Marketing

Dedi Oxenberg
Vice President
CDR Fundraising

Polly Papsadore
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Production Management Group

Alan Rich

Rebecca Shapalis
Senior Fundraising Program Manager
Avalon Consulting Group

Karen Somerville
Membership Consultant

Pete Taylor
RWT Production

Jeff Thomas
Senior Sales Executive

Laura Zylstra
Director of  Development and Marketing
Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC

DMAW/EF Representative
Rick Whelan
Marketing General