Maria Ungaro is a Vice President of Kellen and along with The Content Council serves as Executive Director for New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), a professional society, where she provides expertise in membership growth and retention strategies.
Ungaro is a seasoned association executive with more than 15 years at Kellen. She is highly skilled in strategic thinking, operational effectiveness, membership retention, growth marketing and major event planning and fundraising. Ungaro has also previously served Kellen in many other capacities including roles as Executive Director for the New York Women's Agenda and Deputy Director to many trade associations such as the Builders Hardware Manufacturers and the Window Covering Safety Council.
Prior to joining Kellen, Ungaro worked for a management consulting firm specializing in crisis communications, public relations and corporate positioning. A graduate of Fordham University, Ungaro holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major of Political Science with minor a Minor in Economics, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing.
In her current position, Gemma promotes member agencies to brands, clients, marketers and the wider industry through increased visibility via The Content Council’s external
communications and events. She is focused on growing and diversifying the membership, as well as developing programs and services that benefit current members.
Prior to joining The Content Council, Gemma worked for the Content Marketing Association in the UK, organizing the country’s only content marketing awards ceremony and the annual content marketing summit. She started her career at one of the UK’s leading content marketing agencies where she honed her knowledge of the industry.
Anna is responsible for visualizing and executing new strategies to retain and grow The Content Council membership. She graduated Cum Laude from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. She has previously worked for the Walt Disney Company and at the Museum of Modern Art where she learned the importance of excellent brand management.
Chris Peterson is an experienced communications specialist for Kellen, overseeing public relations, communications and marketing campaigns for The Content Council.
Chris has a background in public relations, marketing and journalism. A member of the Kellen team for five years, he has managed marketing and communications activities for multiple
international associations and trade groups. He earned a Master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of
Social Media Manager
Samantha Harber is an Associate Account Executive for Kellen. She is responsible for creating, scheduling and monitoring social media for The Content Council. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major of Public Relations and minor of Communications Studies. Prior to joining the Kellen team a year ago, Samantha worked for the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation department as the Social Media Coordinator.