Work Experience

More than 80 years of combined design, content and marketing experience

 

Tina McManama

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Tina McManama is an award-winning marketing and communications executive, who is an expert in social media strategic marketing, brand strategy, market research, website development, design, content and media relations.

 

Tina, who was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., has 30-plus years of experience, including writing strategic operational plans for newspapers in Palm Springs CA, Hattiesburg MS and Montogmery AL. She created the award-winning Montgomery Business Journal.

 

She has been creating plans, wireframes, designs, and content for websites since 1997. Involved in Social Media since 2006, she obtained a social media management certificate from Auburn University at Montgomery.

She spent 10 years as the vice president of marketing and communications for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and nearly eight years as executive editor of the Montgomery Business Journal. Prior to her executive position with the chamber, Tina spent 20 years with Gannett Newspapers - five years as director of market development for the Montgomery Advertiser, four years as director of market development for the Hattiesburg American, and 10 as art director and communications manager at the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

 

Tina has won 300-plus creative awards, including the prestigious ADDYs Best of Show, and NAA and INMA top awards. She received a President’s Ring, which are presented to the Top 10 (out of 90) market development directors in Gannett Newspapers.

 

She is a member of Leadership Montgomery Class XXIII and is currently vice president of communications for the Montgomery chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama board; a member of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council; on the boards of the Montgomery Zoological Society (past president), Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue, Jewish Federation of Central Alabama and on the Communications Committee for the River Region United Way. Her past community boards and groups include Editorial Boards, River Region United Way board, Citizen of the Year, Jubilee City Fest, Davis Theatre, Montgomery Ballet, committees for the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Alabama Teacher of the Year.

 

Tina has an associate arts degree in commercial art and design from Vincennes University in Indiana, and enjoys creating art when the inspiration hits her. 

David Zaslawsky

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David Zaslawsky is an award-winning journalist/freelance writer with 40-plus years of experience covering everything from high school football to the Super Bowl as well as business news.

 

He was a stringer for United Press International during National Football League meetings in Palm Springs and covered professional golf and tennis tournaments for The Associated Press.

 

During a 20-year career with The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., Zaslawsky was a sports editor and wire editor. He covered professional men’s and women’s golf and tennis tournaments, exhibition baseball games, World Series, 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and Rose Bowl games.

 

He spent four years at the Hattiesburg American newspaper in Hattiesburg, Miss., where he designed the front page of the newspaper and edited a daily business page.

 

Zaslawsky was managing editor of the monthly Central Alabama Business Journal for five years. The publication was part of the Montgomery Advertiser organization. He was responsible for the content and oversaw the freelance writers.

 

He was managing editor of the Montgomery Business Journal for almost eight years. The Journal was published nine times a year by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Zaslawsky wrote nearly all the content – 10 to 5 stories a month - as well as edited news releases. He came up with most of the story ideas.

 

David received a journalism degree from California State University, Northridge and has a minor in sociology.

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tina@maczas.com

david@maczas.com

P.O. Box 680282

Prattville, AL 36068

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