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Robin Tooms: 2021 Ric Sweeney Volunteer of the Year!

Please join us in congratulating Robin Tooms as the 2021 Ric Sweeney Volunteer of the Year Award recipient! Robin is Past President of the AMA Houston Chapter and the Professional Chapter Council (PCC).


Robin Tooms has spent her 20+ year professional career ascending from creative and design roles to leading strategy for clients and serving as a virtual CMO to an in-house CMO for a leading financial institution. As an innovative marketer, she has deep expertise in retail and B2B, corporate and product branding, digital marketing, marketing automation, and integrated brand and marketing strategies. Over the years, she has gained a reputation for driving initiatives that capture millions of dollars in brand value and new revenue opportunities.

Robin firmly believes that everyone has a responsibility to support the community that helped their personal and professional success. Her mission has been twofold: create awareness and value for our design and marketing communities and support the organizations and students that will shape the next generation of professionals. To do this, she regularly volunteers for board and leadership positions with organizations, including over 15 years of volunteering for the American Marketing Association in various roles.



Christine Mathers, Former PCC President and Ric Sweeney Volunteer of the Year Award Winner, said it best, “Robin listens to everyone, she has a quiet presence, but when she speaks, what she says is thoughtful and meaningful. She exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader.”

We look forward to hearing more from Robin at Leadership Summit, May 13-15.

When reviewing the nominations, every judge had the same comment, “This was hard! Many volunteers are contributing at a high level to their chapters and community!”  While we can only have one Volunteer of the Year recipient, we wanted to highlight three notable volunteers for their significant contribution, role-modeling, and dedication to our essential community. Please help me congratulate the following honorable mentions:

This year, we had a record number of nominations – 14! Thank you to the hard-working people who noticed their leadership and took the time to recognize these outstanding volunteers. To be nominated is something special. The work and commitment of each of these volunteers have inspired others to bring the best of themselves. We honor your leadership and enthusiasm. Please help me recognize the following AMAzing volunteer of the year nominations: