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Michelle-Whiting_Michelle Whiting, Owner

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Stephanie ChristianStephanie Christian, Marketing Associate
Stephanie Christian has worked with MW&A in her role as the lead marketing and e-communications team member since 2011. Stephanie manages the e-communications efforts as well as collateral design and production, for the company and clients. Prior to joining the MW&A team, she spent six years leading the marketing and development efforts for two local history museums and three years supporting the efforts to make Orange County a better place through her work at a local community foundation. Stephanie graduated with honors from California State University Fullerton and holds a bachelor’s degree in art education.

Carol van Ahlers, Senior Editor and Executive Search Associate
Carol joined MW&A in 2015 as the editor of the e-newsletter. She manages all candidate interviews for MW&A’s Executive Searches as well as our in-depth reference reports on finalist candidates. Additionally, she provides editing for foundation proposals, potential funder reports and development assessments. Throughout her career Carol has managed public relations programs for numerous municipalities, private firms, sporting events and nonprofit organizations, at one time owning her own public relations company. She also manages the social media and website content for several local nonprofits. Carol graduated Magna Cum Laude, from Washburn University, in Kansas, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications..