MEET THE Board Members

Darko Rakin

Darko Rakin

As a branding and marketing research strategist, Darko has enjoyed helping more than 500 brands generate
consumer insights, identify marketing issues, address multicultural challenges, and overcome business
obstacles that have prevented them from achieving their goals and objectives. He brings more than twenty-
five years of progressive marketing and marketing research experience and over fifteen years of senior
executive experience to the team.


Darko is innovative and thought-provoking marketing leader with expert knowledge of both qualitative and
quantitative marketing research methodologies including design, data collection methods, tools and
techniques for basic and multivariate statistical analysis.
Transcending consumers’ product-only relationship and connecting the brand to powerful and timeless
emotion through innovation is his daily motivation.

ALL Board members

Miglena Nikolova
Miglena Nikolova
VP, SPONSORSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Tina Portillo
Tina Portillo
PAST-PRESIDENT
Matt Chong
Matt Chong
ADVISOR, BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
Santo Ligotti
Santo Ligotti
PRESIDENT ELECT
Barbara Boyd
Barbara Boyd
PRESIDENT
Jacob Kessler
Jacob Kessler
VP, MARKETING HALL OF LEGENDS
Christine Andrew
Christine Andrew
VP, DEI
Christopher Stathousis
Christopher Stathousis
VP, INTERNATIONAL
Debbie Bolton
Debbie Bolton
VP, VOLUNTEERS
Rob Maclean
Rob Maclean
VP, PUBLIC RELATIONS
Christy Varicat
Christy Varicat
VP, DIGITAL MARKETING
Darko Rakin
Darko Rakin
VP, Strategy & Insights
Craig Lund
Craig Lund
SECRETARY AND VP, MENTORSHIP
Oscar Rank
Oscar Rank
VP Membership
Heather Purcell
Heather Purcell
VP, FINANCE
Jessica Zuckier Headshot
Jessica Zuckier
VP, MARCOM
Linda Antonacci
Linda Antonacci
VP, COMMUNICATIONS
Dawn Becker
Dawn Becker
VP, EVENTS