President – Jessica Prestigiacomo
Jessica Prestigiacomo is a senior at Grand Valley State University, studying Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Business. She has a huge passion for the field of advertising and loves the freedom that advertising offers! She considers herself creative and innovative making advertising her favorite form of expression. This is Jessica’s first year on the executive board as Co-Event Planner. Outside of Ad Club, Jessica spends her time going to the gym, hanging with friends, and exploring local beaches!
Vice-President & Treasurer- Ryan Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin is currently a Senior at Grand Valley State University, where he is studying Advertising and Public Relations while double minoring in Anthropology and Mathematical Statistics. This is Ryan’s second year in Ad Club, and second year on the board. He is interested in the research and analytical side of advertisement. After graduating he hopes to work for a large firm that has clients throughout the world. As of now he enjoys traveling, working out, and hiking.
Creative Communications – Micah Hill
Micah is going into his junior year at GVSU as an Advertising major with a Photography minor. He considers himself a creative problem solver with an eye for detail, is interested in how advertising and creative digital media collide in the 21st century. In his free time, he loves to play music, take photos, or cook.
Graphic Design – Selena Alvarado
Selena Alvarado is a sophomore at GVSU studying Graphic Design, with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. This is her second year in Ad Club and on the E-Board. After graduation, she hopes to become a graphic designer and focus specifically on packaging as that is an area that engages her the most in marketing. She loves to eat lots of candy, make all sorts of arts and crafts, play her Nintendo switch, and listen to music.
Co-Membership Chair – Richie Doyle
Richie Doyle is a Junior at GVSU, studying Marketing. This is Richie’s second year in Ad Club and on the E-Board. After graduation, he plans on doing advertising in an in-house company, and eventually more broadly, marketing. One of the biggest reasons Richie is engaged by advertising is its ability to transform small companies into fortune 500 corporations through branding and marketing innovation, rather than financial restructuring. Outside of school, he loves movies, video games, and cooking.
Co-Membership Chair – Rachel Cramer
Rachel Cramer is a Junior studying towards a Major in Advertising and PR. She is also a member of PRSSA. Rachel enjoys all the creative outlets that Advertising offers, and plans to Minor in Writing. After graduation she hopes to work for an advertising agency as a copywriter. In her free time Rachel finds herself journaling, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends.
Co-Membership Chair – Ema Cavitt
Em is an eager fourth-year student at Grand Valley State University, majoring in advertising and public relations. She has been an active member of the ad club for the past two years. This year she is the co-events chair. Em loves the world of advertising because it allows people to be creative, and she enjoys seeing clever advertisements that make you think. In her downtime, Em loves to stay busy with networking, going to local events and markets, karaoke and traveling.
Faculty Advisor – Robin Spring
Professor Spring’s professional work in radio, television, print, and agency provide her with multi-faceted experiences in advertising and public relations. Her professional work has taken her from Michigan, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas and back again. Practical knowledge of client relations, strategic planning, creative campaigns, copywriting, sponsorships, partnerships, special events, celebrity promotions, media relations, sales, fundraising, and integrated marketing communications in various cultures and professional teams translate well in the Ad/PR courses she teaches.