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Jill Nanne, President

An expat life is an adventure and I have enjoyed mine since moving to SE Asia in 2010!  My husband and I have called KL home since the fall of 2016. The AAM is a great way to have fun and give back, to make new friends, and to enjoy that "home away from home" feeling. I look forward to sharing my next Malaysian adventure with you as President of AAM.  I hope to meet you at our next event!


Donna Lamb, vice President

Since moving to Kuala Lumpur in December, 2016, I have traveled to seven nearby countries and enjoyed writing about the diverse arts community in Malaysia at  It is a joy to meet other Americans along their Malaysian journey. Together, we can enhance AAM’s mission of having fun and giving back to our community.

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Judy Pescio, treasurer

Becoming a member of the AAM was one of the first things I did when we moved to KL.  It was a great way to meet new friends, discover KL and adapt to our new home.  I look forward to giving back to the AAM as its Treasurer.


Meredith Tomkovitch, Secretary

I have been living in KL since September 2016, moving from Abu Dhabi and Tokyo previously. Originally from upstate New York, I joined AAM to meet new people and learn everything I can about my new home.  


Suzanne Roe, Events director

I joined the AAM to find out more about KL and meet new people.  I love to hear everyone’s stories, their travel and what they love most about KL.  Malaysia is a fabulous place to live and getting involved in the AAM gives me an American Community where people just understand the little things that I occasionally miss about home. I look forward to meeting you at one of our many upcoming events!   

Shelby Raaj, Membership Director

I have lived in Malaysia since June 2017. I joined the AAM a few months after moving here. I loved seeing all the diversity among the members. Being a part of the association has helped me meet people I might not have met on my own. I am very excited to give back to the association by being the Membership Director!


Angela Franklin, Sponsorship Director

Having lived in six different cities, across three different counties, I appreciate how important it is, in a new environment, to establish a social network.  AAM provides that and so much more!  We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming social outings or volunteer at one of our local charities.  We hope to see you soon!