About AMA

The AMA Board of Directors is an important governance mechanism of the American Marketing Association.  The primary role of the AMA Board of Directors is to provide strategic guidance, direction and advice for the association and to provide fiduciary oversight to protect the business property of the association.

Open Call for Nominations:

The AMA nominating committee has issued an open call for nominations to fill VP Finance/Secretary position (practitioner) and three at-large positions (one academic and two practitioners), on the board of directors for the term beginning July 1, 2017. To nominate yourself or another individual, e-mail Katie Nixon at knixon@ama.org to request a nomination form. All nominations must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.

2016-2017 Board of Directors


  • Valarie Zeithaml, Chairperson - David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

  • Mary Garrett, Chairperson-elect - Fmr. Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM Global Sales and Distribution

  • Rob Malcolm, Immediate Past Chairperson - Executive in Residence, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Fmr. President, Global Marketing, Sales & Innovation – Diageo

  • Bill Cron - Vice President Finance/Secretary, Chairperson, AMA Foundation - Senior Assoc. Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

At-large Board Members

Stacy Armijo
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Pierpont Communications

Barry Calpino
Vice President, Innovation Hothouse
Mondelez International

Ipsita Dasgupta
Executive Vice President Regional Business Head for Asia Pacific and Russia/CIS
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Chris Di Cesare
Head of Creative Programming

Sunil Gupta
Chair, General Management Program
Harvard Business School

Jeffrey Inman
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty
University of Pittsburgh

Greg W. Marshall
Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing & Strategy
Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

Scott Monty
Scott Monty Strategies, LLC

H. Rao Unnava
Senior Lecturer
Ohio State University

Beth Walker
Dean, College of Business
Colorado State University

Russ Klein
Chief Executive Officer, American Marketing Association

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