American Marketing Association – Volunteer Involvement
AMA Volunteer Statement of Beliefs
Volunteers represent a key strategic asset of the AMA
- They provide an integral role in guiding the content deliverables to the membership
- Their in-market experience allows AMA content to be current and relevant to the various constituencies
- The work that they do on behalf of AMA allows far broader and deeper support to the membership than would otherwise be possible
In recognition of the importance of Volunteers to the organization, the AMA will:
- Treat our volunteers as partners
- Support our volunteers with appropriate resources
- Respond to their requests thoroughly and in a timely manner
- Truly appreciate the work that they do on behalf of AMA
- Acknowledge the contributions that they have made to the organization
- Thank them sincerely for their efforts
The AMA invites all members to get actively involved in your association. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at both the local and the national level that will expand your marketing network and knowledge while supporting the marketing profession.
Volunteers are involved in AMA's local activities in 2 ways:
of AMA’s 325+ local collegiate chapters operates independently. Volunteer
members manage all aspects of chapter operations including membership
recruitment, fundraising, event programming, sponsorship and professional
development. Volunteering for your collegiate chapter is a great way to learn
new skills and add them to your resume. In addition to volunteering for your
local collegiate chapter, AMA International Headquarters uses AMA student
members to judge many of its collegiate competitions. Contact your local AMA
collegiate chapter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
The AMA’s has over 70
professional chapters located throughout North America. Volunteer leaders
manage all aspects of chapter operations including, including board and
financial management, membership engagement, program and communications
development, sponsorship recruitment, and collegiate relations.
Volunteering with your local AMA chapter provides ample opportunity to
develop new skills, form strong connections with other marketers, and give back
to your community. To learn about volunteer opportunities in your area,
contact your local professional chapter.
are involved in AMA’s national activities in several ways:
Volunteer program committees plan content for many of AMA’s annual
events. Committees determine the focus of the event, key topics to be
covered, and recruit program speakers. To volunteer for program planning,
send an email to the AMA Program Manager responsible for the event that fits
best with your area of expertise.
AMA offers a variety of training and professional development
events. All of these programs include speakers who are subject matter
experts. If you are interested in speaking at a national event, please
review AMA’s offerings to find the event that best
fit with your area of expertise. Then, send an email indicating your
interest to email@example.com
AMA offers eighteen SIGs for marketing academics. Involvement in SIGs opens up
an extensive peer network in your specific area of marketing interest. We
encourage members to actively participate in SIGs, and to volunteer for SIG
leadership. If you are interested, please contact the AMA at firstname.lastname@example.org
councils are volunteer groups that provide advice and counsel to the AMA on
activities for specific constituencies. Councils include Academic,
Marketing, Marketing Insights, Collegiate Chapters, and Professional Chapters.
Council members are appointed and are people who have been active with the AMA
at both the national and local level.
Board of Directors Nominations
year the AMA nominating committee identifies and selects candidates with
stature in the marketing profession and the ability to provide the volunteer
leadership that is essential to the AMA to stand for election for board of
directors positions. Candidates are respected marketing professionals with
the experience and insight to provide clear and strategic direction for the AMA
– having a broad, strategic view of the marketing profession and a thorough
knowledge of the AMA and its operations.
A call for
nominations is issued in June and nominations may be made by any active member
of the AMA. Nominations are carefully considered by the nominating committee
and a final slate is submitted for approval by the board of directors in
October. Elections take place in the first quarter of the following