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PDMA Headquarters

Product Development and Management Association
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114 USA
tel: 1-651-290-6280
fax: 1-651-290-2266

Staff Team and Responsibilities

Executive Director Eric Ewald

Executive Director | Eric Ewald, CAE | 1-651-290-6266

Eric is the lead staff person overseeing all PDMA operations. He works with the staff and volunteer leaders to fulfill operations in support of the strategic direction and goals of the organization. Eric is the principal contact for PDMA staff operations and can be contacted about anything related to PDMA.

Chapters Manager/Assistant Executive Director Arzu Alimohd

Chapters Manager/Assistant Executive Director | Arzu Alimohd | 1-651-290-7483

Arzu assists Eric in PDMA operations. She sends calls for Board reports, prepares and sends Board meeting packets, takes minutes at Board meetings, assists on-site at events and other tasks in support of Executive Director and Board. She assists chapters and affiliates and manages the award nomination processes.

Finance Director Amanda Ewald

Finance Director | Amanda Ewald | 1-651-290-7476

Amanda prepares monthly financial statements, inputs the annual budget, coordinates the annual tax return filing and the annual audit. She is responsible for all transactions and overseeing proper management of PDMA finances. She also oversees online payment administration and the issuing of receipts, invoices, and financial documents. She also manages staff who completes data entry and maintenance related to registrations, sponsorships, membership dues payments, subscriptions, and other purchases.

Membership Manager Jason Acord

Membership Manager | Jason Acord | 1-651-366-6088

Jason is the lead staff person overseeing PDMA membership. He assist PDMA leadership and volunteers with the development, execution and tracking of all membership renewal, recruitment and new membership on-boarding programs.

Member Services Specialist Jeanne DeMartino

Member Services Specialist | Jeanne DeMartino | 1-651-290-6280

Jeanne is often the first point of contact when people call the offices. They maintain member records and assist with any member-related questions. They respond to and/or redirect inquiries from members and the public.

Sales Manager Blake Finger

Sales Manager | Blake Finger, ISC | 1-651-288-3423

Blake is the sales manager for PDMA. He focuses on building relationships with PDMA’s advertisers and sponsors. Blake focuses on building relationships, raising advertising and sponsorship revenue for PDMA, and is responsible for fulfilling their benefits. He also provides regular sales reports tracking progress for all areas of sales.

Kathie Pugaczewski, CAE, CMP

Marketing | Kathie Pugaczewski, CAE, CMP | 1-651-265-7859

Kathie Pugaczewski is the Vice President of Communication and Technology. She has more than 25 years of association management experience with a focus on technology/data platform strategy, marketing communications, conference management, continuing education and certification programs. She joined Ewald Consulting in 2005. Kathie handles marketing content, analytics and advertising strategy for PDMA.

Conference Planner Vicki Thein

Conference Planner | Vicki Thein | 1-651-203-7248

Vicki is the lead staff person on the conference and forum event. She works with leadership on hotel site selection and contract negotiation. Vicki also works with the conference planning committee on program development. She is in charge of all production logistics onsite at both the conference and forum event.

Mei Li Brown

Communications Specialist | Mei Li Brown | 1-651-203-7251

Mei Li manages PDMA’s website design and usability in relation to standard SEO best practices and website analytics. She also supports and executes initiatives within the kHUB, online communities, PDMA chapters and annual marketing strategy.

Communications Specialist Sijia Fan

Communications Specialist | Sijia Fan | 1-651-366-6081

Sijia works with PDMA leadership and staff on virtually all aspects of PDMA communication. She designs and maintains the PDMA website, brand, print materials, graphics, and monthly e-newsletter Connections. Sijia also facilitates event registrations, surveys, and the annual marketing strategy.

Professional Development Specialist Julia Renner

Professional Development Specialist | Julia Renner | 1-651-366-6084

Julia supports the NPDP Certification program, leveraging her background in curriculum design and education. She also assists with remote professional development offerings, such as webinars, virtual seminar or other forms of online learning.

kHUB Administrator Sue Burek

kHUB Administrator | Sue Burek | 1-651-288-3729

Sue is the lead staff on the strategy, planning, function and growth of the PDMA Knowledge Hub. As the kHUB Administrator she works with volunteers and other staff to help make the kHUB the preeminent source of online, curated information about end-to-end product development and management.

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St. Paul, Minnesota 55114 USA
tel: 1-651-290-6280
fax: 1-651-290-2266

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