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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!