American Marketing Association

Saint Leo University, Florida

History

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America. The AMA has nearly 400 local chapters throughout North America to help you network, learn, and develop professionally. With more than 38,000 members as well as the over 750,000 marketing professionals working today in the U.S. and Canada it is a vital part in the Marketing industry (marketingpower.com). The Saint Leo chapter of the AMA was started in the late 1980s  and has operated continuously since then.  The AMA is a student-run organization, overseen by a faculty advisor.  It is an international, award-winning organization (24 consecutive years) that allows students to meet marketing professionals and other students while gaining valuable experience in preparing for future careers.  The chapter is open to all majors, and it affords students the opportunity to: enhance practical experience (personal selling, advertising, journalism, marketing research); build a strong and influential resume; learn more about career paths from business professionals; and oversee an organization with over 30 members and an annual budget of over $5500.  The organization does almost 300 hours of community service, mostly by mentoring children in the Boys and Girls Club of Dade City.