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 Secretary position and at-large positions on the board of directors for the term beginning July 1, 2018. To nominate yourself or another individual, e-mail Bernina M. Moore at bmoore@ama.org to request a nomination form. All nominations must be postmarked by July 31, 2017.​

2017-2018 Board of Directors


  • Mary Garrett, Chairperson – Serves as a board member and on the audit committee of Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

  • Bill Cron, Chairperson-elect – J. Vaughn & Evelynne H. Wilson Professor in Business, and the Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research at Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

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

  • Stacy Armijo, Secretary – Executive Vice President, Pierpont Communications

  • Dennis R. James, Treasurer – Chief Financial Officer, Greater Chicago Food Depository

  • Sandy Jap, Chairperson, AMA Foundation – Sarah Beth Brown endowed Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School, Emory University

At-large Board Members

Karen Albritton
Advisor to CEOs and boards
of emerging growth & mid-market companies

Barry Calpino
Founder and President
Calpino Innovation

Chris Di Cesare
Head of Creative Programming

Mayur Gupta
Global Vice President - Growth and Marketing

Sunil Gupta
Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration &
Chair of the General Management Program
Harvard Business School

Mark Houston
Professor & the Eunice and James L. West Chair of Marketing
Neeley School of Business, Texas A&M University

Jeffrey Inman
Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean of Research & Faculty
Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

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

H. Rao Unnava
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis

Russ Klein
Chief Executive Officer, American Marketing Association

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