Board of Directors

Maggie Mills, President

Black Book Marketing, founder/creative director

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Maggie is founder/creative director at Black Book Marketing. A tenured advertising and publishing executive, Maggie has served as executive director, chief content officer, writer, and designer during her career. Her passion is acting as catalyst for a creative team. Working in the distance education sector inspired her to take her team virtual by harnessing the best of collaboration technology. She works with artists and clients nationwide to deliver online campaigns, print, TV, radio, and social media.

When Maggie isn’t sketching ads on the back of cocktail napkins, she fosters puppies from Pet Helpers, enjoys plain air abstract expressionist painting, writes three blogs, manages multiple Instagrams, and road trips every chance she gets.

Katie Biondo, President-Elect

Omatic Software

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Katie is a Marketing Coordinator at Omatic Software, a technology company that helps nonprofits advance their fundraising and database management. She is responsible for corporate marketing initiatives including public relations and communications, creation and development of designed materials, trade show management and event planning, and social media management.

Originally from Flemington, NJ, Katie moved to Charleston in 2013 and has come to enjoy life as a Southerner (especially the hospitality and pimento cheese). Katie holds a BFA from Virginia Tech (Class of 2011) where she studied Studio Art and minored in Art History. Forever a Hokie, Katie enjoys watching Tech football and loves anything maroon and orange.

An active member of the Junior League of Charleston, she currently serves as the League’s Print Publication Chair where she is responsible for managing and designing the organization’s annual magazine, Cobblestones. Katie is also a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Alumni and Virginia Tech Alumni chapters of Charleston.

Kelly Nelson, Immediate Past President

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Kelly is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the College of Charleston. Previously, she held marketing positions at the South Carolina Aquarium and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

Kelly credits AMA with helping her develop a passion for nonprofit marketing and encouraging her growth as a leader. A member since 2013, her favorite part of AMA Charleston is learning something new every month at the signature luncheons and coffee talks. She has presented twice to the chapter about email marketing.

She is originally from Delaware and attended Furman University to earn her undergraduate degree in music. She and her husband John live in West Ashley. Her favorite things include exploring nature, traveling, and hosting Lowcountry shindigs for family and friends.

Nick Vlattas, Secretary


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Nick is an Account Development Representative at Blackbaud. He joined the AMA Charleston board in the 2016-2017 year as Secretary.

Adam Shults, Treasurer

Town of Mount Pleasant 

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Originally from Aiken, SC, Adam now works for the Town of Mount Pleasant as a Compliance Accountant. His previous roles include Deputy Treasurer at the Aiken County Treasurer’s Office and Mortgage Financial Analyst at Security Federal Bank. Adam is currently working towards earning his CPA license. He joined the board of the Charleston AMA in January, 2017.

Heather Van Lin, Director of Programming

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Heather Van Lin has 20 years of valuable experience in product management, marketing communications and business development within various B2B industries such as the healthcare, energy monitoring and SaaS technology industries. Heather is self-employed as a strategic marketing consultant and executive business coach, working mainly with start-ups and small businesses.

Prior to her consulting role, Heather led marketing and product management teams within the SaaS industry for 8 years. She oversaw and participated in product management, corporate marketing, branding and communications and events management where she executed strategic initiatives such as product development and launches, creative direction, lead generation campaigns and business development.

Outside of Heather’s career, she is a mother to her spunky but sweet 7-year old daughter, enjoys running and cycling, is a self-proclaimed foodie and wine connoisseur, and enjoys traveling off the beaten path.

Charlotte Woodward, Director of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


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Charlotte graduated from the College of Charleston in 2013. She started in the job world as a marketing intern at Blackbaud working with web-design, and continued advancing her career there helping good take over the world.

After 5 years with Blackbaud, Charlotte has experience generating demand in a variety of ways, including: account-based marketing to well-known National Affiliate brands (Make a Wish, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America, to name a few), planning and logistics for annual Enterprise-level tradeshows, creating content and programs as a thought leader in the peer-to-peer fundraising space, and spreading brand awareness to Blackbaud’s Emerging Markets. She most recently moved on to manage marketing at an online giving start-up called Vision2Systems. She is looking forward to this new chapter and is excited to broaden her marketing expertise!

Courtney Little Director of Special Events for AMA Charleston

Courtney Little, Director of Special Events


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At Advantage|ForbesBooks, Courtney assists the Marketing Team in drawing in new Members to the Advantage Family through social media, content creation, and special events. With a Bachelor’s degree in Media Communication from Roger Williams University, this lifelong Massachusetts resident relocated to Charleston before the winter weather set in. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and playing guitar.

Stacey Crew Co-Director of Marketing and Communications for AMA Charleston

Stacey Crew, Co-Director of Marketing and Communications

Marketing Communications & Social Media Professional

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As a Marketing Communications and Social Media Professional, Stacey uses her experience, knowledge, and story-telling abilities to collaborate with growing companies. She helps them build a solid social media strategy by creating content with value and posting regularly on the appropriate platforms.

Stacey is also a Certified Health Coach who helps people achieve their health & wellness goals through a process of understanding, educating and empowering clients. She helps individuals bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be.