James Buchanan has spent his career building brands, companies and serving boards with a strong social commitment. Prior to joining Member Benefits, Jim held CEO, board and senior positions at companies including Zone Labs, Inc., Saucony, Hasbro Interactive, General Mills and the William Guy Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation. An accomplished cyclist, he was selected to participate with Lance Armstrong in the Tour of Hope. The team of 26, including Armstrong, cycled across the country in eight days to raise awareness for cancer research. Jim currently leads Member Benefits’ as the company’s CEO and board member.
Meet Some Of Our Team
Jonathan Sack began his career in development and marketing while still in college, working for the United Way in Delaware, OH. A year after graduating 1976, he went to work for the PBS station in Nashville, TN, followed by 4 years in Salt Lake City as Chief Development Officer for KUED-TV and KUER-FM. From there he joined Georgia Public Broadcasting as COO of its affiliated foundation charged with funding Georgia's statewide TV and radio networks. After creating the first MemberCard program during his 7 years with GPB, Jonathan founded Member Benefits in 1990 and today continues as the company's President and Founder.
Alastair Monk works on expanding Member Benefits' value within Public Broadcasting and Non-Profit organizations across North America. Member Benefits Business Development requires an understanding of Marketing, Partnerships, Sales and most importantly - people. With over 10 years experience helping companies and non-profit organizations work together, Alastair is passionate about creating and sustaining viable business partnerships that provide true value for all parties involved.
Alastair moved from England in 1999, worked and travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe and now lives close to the Vermont/Canadian border - the culmination of which provides him with a wide variety of cultural influences to help quickly understand and adapt to working with many types of people and organizations. Previous achievements include founding the Business Development department of one of Canada's top 10 fastest growing companies; being a founding employee of North America's largest Fundraising (Scrip) Provider for Non-Profits; and more recently the instigator in building Member Benefit's new MemberCardConnect Platform which is being made available to over 150 clients.
Deirdre Gabriel is the Director, Client Services for Member Benefits and helps public media outlets and other non-profits make the most of their MemberCard programs by providing tools, services and support related to program marketing and management.
Prior to joining Member Benefits in 2010, Deirdre spent a decade at PBS national headquarters in Arlington, VA supporting local stations with their On-Air Fundraising activities. She also spent seven years in the Membership Department at WCVE Public TV/Radio in Richmond, VA and was there when the station rolled out their MemberCard program.
Deirdre holds a degree in Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She telecommutes from her home in the Washington, DC suburb of Alexandria, VA and is considering getting a cat to keep her company during the day while her husband and daughter are out of the house.
Suzanne Maciejowski is in charge of accounting, payroll, human resources, benefits and general office administration. A graduate of Drew University, she began her career in Admissions at the Collège du Léman International School outside of Geneva, Switzerland. Upon returning to the US, she gained experience in office management, accounting and HR in such diverse industries as scientific instruments, small arms tactical equipment, third party insurance, site and utility construction, and the hospital industry. Since joining Member Benefits in 2006, Sue has proven herself to be a key team member, helping out with special projects, improving procedures and implementing cost saving measures whenever possible. She advocates maintaining a good sense of humor and plenty of optimism.
Joanna Adams-West has been with Member Benefits since June of 2007 as the company's Creative Director. In addition to scheduling MemberCard orders for production, Joanna specializes in website management and designing promotional materials clients can use to expand their MemberCard program. Joanna graduated from Merrimack College with a BA in Digital Media and a minor in Fine Arts. After spending some time in Florida interning with the Walt Disney Company she returned home to NH.
Jamie Rich is the Assistant of Client Services here at Member Benefits. She was born and raised here in New Hampshire. She also lived in the Sunshine State (Florida) for 8 years. Jamie graduated from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a minor in Public Health. Jamie has worked for Member Benefits since July of 2009. She is here to help if you ever have any questions or concerns about a benefit or anything else. Please don't hesitate to let her know if she can be of assistance in any way!
Steve Denoncourt has been the production manager on the Member Benefits team for over eight years, with an extensive print industry background of more than twenty years. Our state of the art, in-house production facility has grown and evolved over the years to give clients the highest quality product and fastest turn around speed possible. A lifetime resident of New Hampshire and avid PBS viewer, Steve strives to produce a consistent product both stations and non profits will be proud to distribute among their supporting member base.