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2023-2024 AAMA’s Board of Directors

Michelle Ngome AAMA Founder & President

Michelle Ngome

President

Michelle Ngome AAMA Founder & President

Michelle Ngome, Fractional Diversity Marketing Consultant – Line 25 Consulting


Michelle Ngome is an award-winning inclusive marketing consultant. As the founder of Line 25 Consulting, she trains and consults with organizations on how to develop inclusive marketing strategies. In 2019, she founded the African-American Marketing Association, creating a nonprofit platform that empowers Black marketers. Michelle is the creator of the Be Inclusive: a DEI Card Game to help facilitate conversation on diversity and company culture.

She is the recipient of the Diversity in Business award by the Houston Business Journal. In addition to being recognized by LinkedIn as 25 Inspiration Black Women in Marketing; LinkedIn’s Rising Stars in the Marketing World; SIA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Influencer List, and Semrush’s Top 100 Influencers in Content Marketing

In addition, she has written white papers on The 6 Methods For Your Organization to Become Inclusive and The Language of Inclusion Guide. She has presented to AIG, Ad Age, Content Marketing World, as well as numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Antoinette Okono AAMA Board

Antoinette Okono

Vice President

Antoinette Okono AAMA Board

ANTOINETTE OKONO


Antoinette Okono is a native Houstonian boasting approximately 16 years of marketing experience. As a marketing thinker, and PhD candidate at the University of South Alabama, she possesses the ability to derive insights from observations and curious inquiries. Her expertise encompasses various insights tools, including Think With Google, Sprout Social, Google Scholar, Tableau, and Google Data Studio. Antoinette loves to learn and explore new marketing frontier, and share and explore those insights with her peers.

She earned her Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Marketing Management certification from the American Marketing Association, with additional certifications from Meta (2), Google (9), and HubSpot (5). Throughout her marketing career, she has diligently honed her skills across diverse domains such as ABM, email, product, programmatic, SaaS, and social media. Antoinette's professional journey has been marked by significant engagements with esteemed clients like Microsoft, Samsung, Kroger, Portwest, Schneider Electric, Grammarly, Walmart, Amazon, and Little Caesars, where she assumed the pivotal role of a Strategy Lead.

Outside her marketing pursuits, Antoinette harbors a deep passion for nonprofit service and social causes that revolve around children and child protection, including combating trafficking. Presently, she serves as an advisory board member and eagerly looks forward to channeling her talents as AAMA's VP.

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis

Fund Development

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Isaiah McSwain AAMA Board

Isaiah McSwain

Programs

Isaiah McSwain AAMA Board

Isaiah McSwain


Isaiah is no stranger to client relationships & strategic planning. With 3 years of agency owner  experience working across industries & markets, Isaiah may have an idea. 

From media buying to focus groups, Isaiah has worked for companies small & large. Isaiah was  born in Tuscaloosa, AL to a family with a taste for the open road. Mississippi is where he  completed his undergraduate journey for a BA in Marketing.  

Now working for Hearst as the digital campaign specialist with part time clients. Isaiah is  keeping marketing & strategy impactful. 

Jha Allen AAMA Board 23-24

Jha Allen

Programs

Mikayla Dates

Mikayla Dates

MarComm

2023-2024 Committees

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Krystal Benson

Conference Committee

Antoinette Okono AAMA Board

ANTOINETTE OKONO


Antoinette Okono is a native Houstonian boasting approximately 16 years of marketing experience. As a marketing thinker, and PhD candidate at the University of South Alabama, she possesses the ability to derive insights from observations and curious inquiries. Her expertise encompasses various insights tools, including Think With Google, Sprout Social, Google Scholar, Tableau, and Google Data Studio. Antoinette loves to learn and explore new marketing frontier, and share and explore those insights with her peers.

She earned her Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Marketing Management certification from the American Marketing Association, with additional certifications from Meta (2), Google (9), and HubSpot (5). Throughout her marketing career, she has diligently honed her skills across diverse domains such as ABM, email, product, programmatic, SaaS, and social media. Antoinette's professional journey has been marked by significant engagements with esteemed clients like Microsoft, Samsung, Kroger, Portwest, Schneider Electric, Grammarly, Walmart, Amazon, and Little Caesars, where she assumed the pivotal role of a Strategy Lead.

Outside her marketing pursuits, Antoinette harbors a deep passion for nonprofit service and social causes that revolve around children and child protection, including combating trafficking. Presently, she serves as an advisory board member and eagerly looks forward to channeling her talents as AAMA's VP.

Danielle Unique McEwen

Danielle McEwen

Conference Committee

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Michelby Whitehead Hadshot 2022

Michelby Whitehead

College Committee

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Ayanna Moten

College Committee

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Teri Moten

Special Projects

Antoinette Okono AAMA Board

ANTOINETTE OKONO


Antoinette Okono is a native Houstonian boasting approximately 16 years of marketing experience. As a marketing thinker, and PhD candidate at the University of South Alabama, she possesses the ability to derive insights from observations and curious inquiries. Her expertise encompasses various insights tools, including Think With Google, Sprout Social, Google Scholar, Tableau, and Google Data Studio. Antoinette loves to learn and explore new marketing frontier, and share and explore those insights with her peers.

She earned her Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Marketing Management certification from the American Marketing Association, with additional certifications from Meta (2), Google (9), and HubSpot (5). Throughout her marketing career, she has diligently honed her skills across diverse domains such as ABM, email, product, programmatic, SaaS, and social media. Antoinette's professional journey has been marked by significant engagements with esteemed clients like Microsoft, Samsung, Kroger, Portwest, Schneider Electric, Grammarly, Walmart, Amazon, and Little Caesars, where she assumed the pivotal role of a Strategy Lead.

Outside her marketing pursuits, Antoinette harbors a deep passion for nonprofit service and social causes that revolve around children and child protection, including combating trafficking. Presently, she serves as an advisory board member and eagerly looks forward to channeling her talents as AAMA's VP.

Brittany Davis

Special Projects

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Fatia Kasumum

Fund Development

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Ashley Bryant

Ashley Bryant

Membership

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.

Renee Johnson

Membership

J. Lewis AAMA Board

Jakira Lewis


Jakira Lewis is a Houston native and dedicated professional with 7+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise in business development, donor management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the community. With a deep belief that everyone can drive meaningful change, Jakira is committed to aligning strategic players to transformational missions. She finds immense satisfaction in leveraging her skills to grow small businesses and organizations while embracing life as a perpetual student, always seeking to learn and evolve in pursuit of her passion. Jakira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sam Houston State University, which has enriched her ability to effectively communicate and connect with diverse audiences. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, further honing her leadership skills and strategic acumen.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jakira delights in spending time with family, traveling to new destinations, and honing her photography skills through her thriving business.