Jill Ciminillo, President
As President, Jill shapes the direction of MAMA and is responsible for presiding over the monthly meetings. She's also one of the main organizers of the Fall and Spring Rallies.
Formerly the online automotive editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the print auto editor for Pioneer Press Newspapers, Jill Ciminillo is a 5th percentile (aka petite) female who tells it like it is from the fun to the functional. As a marathon runner, Jill also serves on the Active Lifestyle Vehicle jury, judging the cars she drives for how well they fit in to a weekend warrior athlete’s lifestyle. Jill is currently the automotive editor for the Auto Matters section hosted by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Damon Bell, Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Damon is in charge of securing speakers for MAMA's monthly meetings and is in charge of planning the Fall and Spring Rallies.
A lifelong car enthusiast, Damon Bell joined the staff of Consumer Guide in 2000 as the Research/Acquisitions Editor of Collectible Automobile magazine. In his current role as Senior Auto Editor for the Consumer Guide website and The Daily Drive blog, he drives and reviews a wide variety of new vehicles. Damon is a sucker for any film or TV show with a good car chase, and admits to seeing every single Fast and Furious movie… in the theater.
Matt Avery, Vice President of Membership
As Vice President of Membership, Matt is in charge of reviewing membership applications and maintaining MAMA's membership directory.
After stints with both BMW and Mercedes-Benz as a factory trained technician, Matt Avery made the jump to the journalism side of the automotive industry. He worked with the popular television show MotorWeek before coming to the join the Cars.com editorial team in 2008. He currently serves as Senior Video Producer.
Kelley Enright, Secretary
As Secretary, Kelley manages the list of meeting attendees, maintains meeting minutes and provides a year-end overview at MAMA's annual business meeting in January.
Loyal and true is she…Kelley Enright began her career as a public relations intern on the Chrysler Group account back in the early ‘90s. A few years later, she became the Midwest PR Manager for Chrysler. While she took a temporary sabbatical to stay home and raise her young kids, she came back in 2015 to serve in the same role as Midwest PR Manager for FCA. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Kelley takes pride in her Irish heritage and large family. She gets a kick out of driving all of the FCA vehicles and loves when her neighbors coming running out of their house wondering why she is in a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and not her minivan…
Larry Nutson, Treasurer
As MAMA Treasurer, Larry is the keeper of the checkbook, balancing the books and keeping MAMA in the black.
Larry Nutson (aka the Chicago Car Guy) is the Chicago Bureau Chief for The Auto Channel and a contributing writer and photograper for ClassicCars.com and Chicago Tribune/Autos. He has been a guest commentator on Drive Chicago, WLS 890AM, Shunpiker's Journal - Talk Lansing.net radio and the Michigan Business Network.
Larry is a mechanical engineer as well as car crazy. During his young years, he helped his dad maintain the family cars. As a twenty-something, he did a stint as a semi-pro drag racer followed by a 25-year career with Volkswagen United States with various roles in product strategy and planning, government liaison, marketing and public relations.
Following three years at Campbell-Ewald Advertising, Larry became a founding member and past-Chairman of the Individual Communicators Network. He is a past-chairperson of the SAE International Public Affairs Committee and among the start-up organizers of the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.
Jennifer Morand, Website/Social Media Director
With nearly 10 years’ professional experience in public relations and social media, Jen got her feet wet in the automotive industry as a Communications Specialist for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) in 2008. She then switched gears and went to work on the agency side, including global firm Weber Shandwick, where she served as a national spokesperson for the “got milk?” campaign. Jen couldn’t deny her love for the automotive industry, and returned to the CATA in 2012 where she currently serves as the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for the CATA and Chicago Auto Show.
Patrick Olsen, President Emeritus
Patrick served as MAMA President from 2015-2016. He continues to provide counsel to the Board of Directors.