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AMA Chapter Excellence Awards

The American Marketing Association recognizes and rewards a tradition of excellence among its professional chapters through the Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) program.


History

Established in 1974, the CEA program highlights AMA professional chapters’ outstanding achievements in all areas of chapter operations, such as strategic planning, volunteer management, membership engagement, programming delivery, and financial management.


Previous Recipients

The 2017-2018 Gold Chapter of the Year is AMA Iowa

Also earning top chapter honors in 2017-2018 are:

  • AMA Houston as Silver Chapter of the Year
  • AMA Lincoln as Bronze Chapter of the Year
  • AMA Boston as Turn-It-Up Chapter of the Year
    • Turn-It-Up Chapter of the Year is an award to the chapter exhibiting the most significant improvement overall given the obstacles they had to overcome throughout the year.

In addition to recognizing Chapters of the Year, the CEA program provides other chapters with an opportunity to highlight their commitment to excellence in leadership, finance, membership, programming, and communications. Other 2017-18 chapter awards include:

  • Leadership Excellence:
    • Cincinnati
    • Colorado
    • Minnesota
  • Finance Excellence:
    • Chicago
    • Columbus
    • New Jersey
  • Membership Excellence:
    • Oklahoma City
    • Tampa Bay
    • Triangle
  • Programming Excellence:
    • Cincinnati
    • Richmond
    • Triangle
  • Communications Excellence:
    • Chicago
    • Cincinnati
    • Tampa Bay
  • Leadership Special Merit:
    • Atlanta
    • Tampa Bay
    • Triangle
  • Finance Special Merit:
    • Atlanta
    • San Antonio
    • San Francisco
  • Membership Special Merit:
    • Atlanta
    • Chicago
    • Richmond
  • Programming Special Merit:
    • Columbus
    • Northeast Ohio
    • Oklahoma City
  • Communications Special Merit:
    • Omaha
    • San Francisco
    • Washington DC

Finally, we want to acknowledge the following chapters that are part of the prestigious Platinum Club of Continuing Excellence after earning CEA recognition five or more years in a row:

  • Platinum Club of Continuing Excellence
    • Atlanta
    • Cincinnati
    • Houston
    • Iowa
    • Lincoln
    • Oklahoma City
    • Triangle

These chapters continue to build on a legacy of achievement by delivering exceptional, innovative experiences to their local marketing community year after year.

Congratulations to all participating and honored chapters who now have a permanent record of their chapter year. For more information about the Chapter Excellence Awards or AMA Professional Chapters, please contact the AMA Communities Experience Team at profchapters@ama.org.