Our Mission

Founded in 1997, the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA) is a dedicated group of digital and interactive marketing professionals working to provide the Chicago interactive marketing community with opportunities to network, learn, and share expertise.

In addition to providing opportunities to the professional community, CIMA is investing in Chicago’s future as a leader in technology through educational programs, grants, and mentorships. CIMA gives back to the Chicago community at large, partnering with Off the Street Club and Tutoring Chicago.

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Our Culture

It’s the members that make CIMA great!

Fundamental changes in technology and culture have transformed business, and it is CIMA’s role to connect, illuminate, and partner with members to elevate the quality of marketing practiced, the image, and talent available. The goal is to advance, support and do more. This makes collaboration, generosity and goodwill the definition of what we offer.

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Our Sponsors

Sponsorships help provide exposure to CIMA, and they underscore your company's commitment to the Chicago Interactive community at large.

Sponsorship ensures our ability to continue to produce great programming at convenient and exciting venues. Sponsorship includes both online and on site exposure at events for your brand and message and allows for direct interaction with all attendees. None of this would be possible without the continual support of our sponsors!

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Our Volunteers

If you would like to get involved with CIMA, volunteering is a great start.

You can volunteer for an event, a committee, or a philanthropy team.

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Our Board

Board members have the responsibility of donating their time to make CIMA a success. They help execute plans and strategies for CIMA events and undertakings.

Board members are required to attend monthly Board meetings and contribute time and effort to further the success of the CIMA organization. The Board reviews and approves the organization's strategic plans, oversees financial integrity, and monitors performance against achievement of strategy and long-term vision. Opportunities within the Board begin at the Director level, and can progress into a Vice President position.

Sarah Robertson | President
Sarah Robertson
Executive Director
Jen Schwartz | Brand Partner
Jen Schwartz
Director of Social Events
Trisha Tolly | Senior Account Executive
Trisha Tolly
President
Brian Morrison | Director of the Digital Solutions - West Team
Brian Morrison
Treasurer
Shannon Roth | VP, Regional Sales
Shannon Roth
VP, Agency Relations
Jake Kochis | Associate Director
Jake Kochis
Director, Agency Relations
Nick Cheetany | Vice President
Nick Cheetany
VP, Education
David Fahey | Head of Industry, Agency
David Fahey
Director, Education
Lori Claps | Director Viacom Partner Solutions
Lori Claps
Director, Education
Ray Pellicore | Senior Interactive Technical Manager
Ray Pellicore
VP, Interactive
Binish Khan | Software Engineer
Binish Khan
Director, Interactive
Ben Reenders | National Account Executive
Ben Reenders
VP, Marketing
Brenda Coan | Director, Ad Sales
Brenda Coan
VP, Membership
Barbara Stahl | Consultant
Barbara Stahl
Director, Membership
Lisa A. Medina | National Account Executive
Lisa A. Medina
VP, Personnel
David Ruiz | Senior Director
David Ruiz
Director, Personnel
Lynn Fink | Director, National Media Partnerships
Lynn Fink
VP, Philanthropy
Chelsie Patterson | Account Supervisor
Chelsie Patterson
Director of Philanthropy
Walter Yang | Vice President, Central Sales & Account Strategy
Walter Yang
VP, Sponsorship
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