As a community of communities, American Marketing Association thrives because of the effort of volunteers. They give their time and knowledge to help fellow marketers find their potential and advance their careers. Through their work they have moved the marketing industry forward through research and leading peer-reviewed academic journals. Across more than 300 collegiate chapters they help undergraduate students prepare for the starts of their careers. Around the country dozens of professional chapters support local communities through networking and educational programs. Our volunteers do more than support AMA, they support all marketers.
Volunteering With AMA
Marketers and researchers from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals make up our volunteers. If you’re involved in marketing, there is an opportunity for you!
What Do They Do?
From running our more than 400 chapters both collegiate and professional to editing our world-class journals, our volunteers drive AMA’s mission to move the industry of marketing forward.
Connect with your local chapter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up to get news about volunteerism with the AMA!
Volunteer leaders manage all aspects of operations at more than 70 local AMA professional chapters including board and financial management, membership engagement, program and communications development, sponsorship recruitment and collegiate relations. Volunteering with your local AMA chapter provides ample opportunity to form strong connections with other marketers, develop new skills and give back to your community.
Each of the 300+ AMA collegiate chapters are operated by volunteer faculty advisors and student member leaders. They manage all aspects of the chapter including membership recruitment, fundraising, event programming, sponsorship and professional development. Volunteering for a collegiate chapter is a great way to learn new skills and build out your resume. Volunteers are also needed to judge many AMA collegiate competitions.
The AMA offers seventeen academic special interest groups (SIGs). Members are encouraged to actively participate in SIGs and to volunteer for SIG leadership. Involvement in SIGs opens up an extensive peer network in your specific area of marketing interest. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities within your SIG, email email@example.com .
The AMA is always seeking volunteer reviewers to offer insightful feedback to the over 1,200 scholarly papers submitted annually for presentation at AMA academic conferences. Faculty, doctoral students and other marketing scholars can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information on this opportunity.
Community Group Leadership
Awards and Recognition
Ric Sweeney Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award
2023 Winner Gina Bonar, AMA Cincinnati
A long-time Chicagoan transplanted to Cincinnati in 2013, Gina is the Founder and Lead Marketing Partner at 5 Whys Marketing. She is a writer and strategist with a focus on digital content strategy, development, and delivery for clients across industries and around the world.
Recipients of the award exemplify the passion, talent and determination of the AMA volunteer.