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Ric Sweeney Chapter Volunteer of the Year

The annual Ric Sweeney Chapter Volunteer of the Year (VOY) award recognizes and rewards outstanding professional chapter leaders whose contributions have added significantly to the goals of the American Marketing Association.

The award is named in honor of longtime AMA member and volunteer Ric Sweeney.  In addition to serving as Chairperson of the AMA Board of Directors, Sweeney served as President of the Professional Chapters Council (PCC) and the AMA Cincinnati Chapter. He volunteered on the AMA Audit & Finance Committee and AMA Foundation.​

Those named as the Volunteer of the Year receive the following benefits:

  • Honorary lifetime AMA membership
  • Announcement of the Volunteer of the Year at Leadership Summit
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Letter from the CEO


Past Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the annual Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award! These members exemplify the AMA volunteer’s passion, talent, and determination.

2023: Gina Bonar (AMA Cincinnati)

2022: Craig Lund (AMA Toronto)

2021: Robin Tooms (AMA Houston)

2020: Angela Brutsche (AMA Austin)

2019: Stacy Armijo (AMA Austin) 

2018: Karen Albritton (AMA Triangle)

2017: Evan Carroll (AMA Triangle)

2016: Dennis Devlin (AMA Cincinnati)

2015: Amy Gerhart Favreau (AMA Richmond)

2014: Christine Mathers (AMA Houston)

2013: Paul Stark (AMA Chicago)

2012: Tom Dennis (AMA Dallas/Ft. Worth)

2011: Myles Bristowe (AMA Boston)

2010: Colin Hageney (AMA Houston)

2009: Harvey John Morris (AMA Chicago)

2008: Carol Shea (AMA Cincinnati)

2007: Kimberly Guarino (AMA Washington DC)

2006: Mary Ann Keeler (AMA New York Capital Region)