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Our Chapter

The American Marketing Association at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (AMA-UHM) is a collegiate chapter of the internationally affiliated AMA organization. AMA-UHM was established in 1971 and continues to be one of the largest and most active organizations in the Shidler College of Business.

Our Mission

We strive to lift our members to newer heights by providing them with opportunities to better understand the field of marketing and to prepare them for a smooth transition into a professional setting.

The American Marketing Association welcomes students of all majors who have an interest in marketing. Our programs are designed to promote networking opportunities, professional development, and social responsibility for students.


Executive Board

Our executive board is made up of a group of elected individuals who have proven themselves to be dedicated to AMA and its members. The executive board's mission is to ensure that every member benefits from their time at AMA-UHM. 



Executive President

Isaiah Sabey

Isaiah is currently a sophomore majoring in Finance and Economics. He is currently interning with First Hawaiian Bank as a general Finance intern. When he’s not occupied with work or attending school, he enjoys producing music and appreciating nature through hikes and bodysurfing. Isaiah has been drawn to AMA because of the inclusive culture and seeks to provide the same experience for others.

As the Executive President, Isaiah oversees operations for the club as well as all the duties of the other executive board members. He is also in charge of establishing the chapter's goals and strategies for the year. With these intentions in mind, it is Isaiah’s duty to communicate with the faculty advisor, the Inter-Business Council, and the AMA Hawaii chapter to provide the best member experience possible.

Vice president of Finance

As the Vice President of Finance, Isaiah is responsible for maintaining the chapter’s financial information. This includes creating and enforcing semester budgets, filing taxes, and keeping record of all revenues and expenses.


Executive Vice President

Faye Anne Miguel

Faye is a sophomore double majoring in Marketing and Management Information Systems. This is her fourth semester in AMA and second semester on board. She loves to dance and go coffee shop-hopping. Her goal this year is to motivate both old and new members to be more active.

As the Executive Vice President, Faye is in charge of overseeing the other Vice Presidents.  She is also in charge of recruitment, elections, applications and also updating each member’s Active Status tracker throughout the semesters. As Executive Vice President, Faye is there to preside in the absence of the President and to be of service to her Executive Board and the general membership of the club.

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vice president of Collegiate affairs

Justin Yago

Justin is a sophomore majoring in marketing and expecting to double major in entrepreneurship. This is his fourth semester in AMA and second semester on board. He likes to watch Netflix and YouTube binge, as well as going on new adventures when time permits in his free time. Justin also enjoys going to local coffee shops and chasing sunsets/sunrises. His goal this semester is to get the dub again for super clubs day and show that AMA is the strongest family in the Shidler College of Business, while also building AMA’s reputation as a professional chapter.

As the Vice President of Collegiate Affairs, Justin is in charge of making sure that our chapter is prepared for the International Collegiate Conference every year in New Orleans, Louisiana.



vice president of Professional development

Ashley Regaspi

Ashley is a junior pursing a Marketing degree at the Shidler College of Business.  In her free time, she enjoys letting her creativity flow into her bullet journals while also allowing it to better her time management skills.  This is her fourth semester in AMA and second semester on board. AMA has taught her what it’s like to work hard and manage her time. Being in AMA has also strengthened her interpersonal skills as well as boosted her confidence in going for what she wants.

As the Vice President of Professional Development, Ashley coordinates programs that will enhance members' interaction with professionals and the professional environment by helping members gain skills to better prepare for their career path after college. Ashley is actively looking for scholarships, internship opportunities, and possible job offerings for members of AMA. She also organizes company tours, guest speaker events, workshops, and Professional Interaction Night.




vice president of advertising

Kalena Kimura

Kalena is currently a sophomore majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising and Communications. This is her fourth semester in AMA and is already one of her favorite things about attending UHM. She is passionate about AMA and feels that it is an amazing resource for her as a fashion major. During her free time she loves to socialize, work on design projects, and shop.

As the Vice President of Advertising, Kalena shares the goals, purpose and lasting impact of AMA with other organizations and businesses in the community. She is also  responsible for maintaining relationships with current sponsors and inviting other potential sponsors to be involved in supporting the legacy of AMA.


vice president of Philanthropy

Haley Kunimura

Haley is a freshman and intends on majoring in Marketing, Management, and International Business. This is her second semester in AMA and first semester on board. On her free time, Haley enjoys running, watching Netflix, and going to the beach.Through AMA, Haley has made lots of fun memories and can’t wait to bond more with all of AMA’s members.

As the Vice President of Philanthropy, Haley is responsible for coordinating programs and events that enhances the goodwill of AMA, enabling members to get involved while also making a difference in the community. Additionally, she is responsible for maintaining existing relationships with event coordinators so that AMA may continue to give support when needed.




vice president of Student Relations

Jaydon Arakawa

Jaydon is a junior majoring in Sociology and plans to obtain his teaching certificate after graduation. Jaydon loves to play baseball, fish with his friends, and listen to country music. As his first semester on board, Jaydon looks forward to growing as a professional while becoming a reliable and confident leader.

As VP of Student Relations, Jaydon is responsible for organizing all of AMA’s social events.  He plans to use these events as a way to build comradery among old and new members while making their AMA experience one they won’t forget.          


vice president of digital media

Marissa Nash

Marissa is a sophomore pursing a major in Fashion Design and Merchandising. On her free time she enjoys going on photoshoots and spending time with the people she love most. Through AMA, Marissa is able to make many connections business wise and socially.

As the Vice President of Digital Media, Marissa has the responsibility for documenting all AMA-UHM activities and events throughout the semester.  Other duties of the Vice President of Digital Media are producing a recruitment PSA, a video for the seniors who are graduating, and capturing all of the AMAzing moments in the club.




vice president of communications

Liza Corotan

Liza is currently a freshman pursing a degree in Communications. She is currently serving as a weekend production and student ministries intern for Inspire Church. On her free time, Liza enjoys performing in musicals, singing, dancing hip hop and jazz, and hiking. This is her second semester in AMA and first semester on board. She is excited to build relationships with new and returning members and creating a memorable semester. Her goal this semester is to learn more about what AMA has to offer and how she can project that to the university as a whole.

As the Vice President of Communications, Liza is responsible for the distribution of the club newsletter in which all information regarding all AMA UHM events and announcements is compiled.  Also serving as AMA’s Inter-Business Council (IBC) Senator, she will be present in meetings and discussions held between all the other representatives of the other Shidler Business Clubs, and responsible for creating summaries of IBC meetings.  She looks forward to helping members remain updated and excited about future opportunities for growth and development.


vice president of Promotions

Ashley Nguyen

Ashley is a Sophomore planning on majoring in Social Science. She enjoys going out to try new food with her family and friends. Being in AMA expanded her knowledge and opened her eyes to the business world. She is thankful for the opportunities and friendships that AMA have provided for her. This is her second semester in AMA and first semester on board. She is excited to make new memories and new bonds this semester.

As Vice President of Promotions, Ashley is responsible for promoting the AMA-UHM and affairs involving AMA-UHM to students, professionals, and the community. Some duties as Vice President of Promotions is designing and ordering chapter shirts. She help organize and manage the AMA’s website and social media accounts such as, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. With upcoming recruitments and events, she is responsible for producing promotional materials including fliers, posters, and other media.



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vice president of alumni relations

Joshua Nakamatsu

Joshua is currently a Junior pursing a major in Accounting. On his free time, he enjoys dancing for Merrie Monarch and playing baseball. AMA has helped him find his growth both personally and professionally. This is his second semester in AMA and first on board. Joshua is looking forward to strengthening his relationships with returning members and new members.

As the Vice President of Alumni Relations, Joshua organizes and executes AMA’s Alumni events.  Josh is the liaison between the current members and the alumni of AMA. Events such as Alumni Hike Day and Aloha Banquet allow alumni to share their experiences and knowledge with current members. Some duties as Vice President of Alumni Relations is preparing and distributing information concerning events, including professional and social gatherings of the chapter, to alumni of AMA-UHM.