American Marketing Association – Central Florida Chapter Announces 2012-2013 AMA Board Nominations

Dear AMA CFL Members,

As marketers, we all understand the value of networking and industry exposure, especially in a tight job market. As you evaluate how to boost your profile, make valuable business connections and spend your coveted “free” time, we encourage you to consider the opportunities offered by your chapter of the American Marketing Association – Central Florida.

Our president, Kalindi Ramcharan, is working closely with the incoming president, Rob Graham, to assemble our 2012-2013 board, which assumes office July 1, 2012. We are fortunate that a number of long-time board members have chosen to remain active, providing continuity for the chapter. But we also realize that new board members are the true lifeblood of our organization.

As an AMA-CFL board member, you’ll have the opportunity to chart the path for our chapter’s future, meet marketers around the country by participating in National’s events, and make a lot of really great friends. If this appeals to you, please take a moment to review the list of board positions below. As you determine whether the time is right to step up and help lead our chapter, feel free to reach out to one of the following members who can answer your questions and discuss how AMA participation has benefited them.

Kalindi Ramcharan, President – kalindi.ramcharan@gmail.com
Nancy Noriega, Immediate Past-President – nancy@nnmarketinginc.com
Karen Phillips, Past President & Special Events Manager: SIGs – karenwphillips@mac.com

If you choose to nominate yourself or someone else for an open position, submit a resume and/or bio by 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2011 to kalindi.ramcharan@gmail.com. Please do not forget to tell us which position(s) you would like to be considered for. A final list of board candidates will be submitted to our membership for approval on March 16, 2011.

Current Nominees for 2012-2013 AMA CFL Board of Directors (BOD) are:
(Note: We will accept nominations for any of these positions)

Rob Graham – President
Current Professional Position: Database Marketing Specialist, Full Sail University
Committed BOD Member since 2009
Current BOD Position: President Elect

Dennis Miller – President Elect
Current Professional Position: Principal, Capture Point Media
Committed BOD Member since 2010
Current BOD Position: VP of Marketing & Communications

Candace Alcorn – Project Manager/Secretary
Current Professional Position: Project Manager, Full Sail University
Committed BOD Member since 2011
Current BOD Position: VP of Programming

Terri Hixon – CFO/Treasurer
Current Professional Position: TH Consulting
Committed BOD Member since 2008
Current BOD Position: CFO/Treasurer

Stacey Felzer – VP of Membership
Current Professional Position: Marketing Manager, HD Supply
Committed BOD Member since 2011
Current BOD Position: Member Acquisition Manager

Eric Bartels – VP of Marketing and Communications
Current Professional Position: DGW Marketing
Committed BOD Member since 2011
Current BOD Position: Member Retention Manager

Nathan Christopher – Communications Manager
Current Professional Position: Communications Coordinator, XOS Digital
Committed BOD Member since 2011
Current BOD Position: Media Relations Manager

Marcos M. Tamez – VP of Professional Development, AMA-CFL Advisory Board
Current Professional Position: Hispanic Market & Media Consultant, Univision-Orlando
Committed BOD Member since 2011
Current BOD Position: VP of Membership

Karen Phillips – VP of Professional Development, AMA-CFL Advisory Board
Current Professional Position: Partner, AndersonPhillips Communications
Committed BOD Member since 2006
Current BOD Position: VP Co-Programming

BOD OPEN POSITIONS:
We welcome your talents for the following opportunities:

Membership
Goal: Organize and conduct a member recruitment and retention program for the Chapter. He/she handles all membership requests and updates.
Membership Retention Chair
Membership Acquisition Chair
Member Relations Chair

Marketing/Communications
Goal: Publicize events and affairs of the Chapter and its members to the media and to AMA International Headquarters.
Public Relations Chair
Survey/Research Manager
Graphic Artist Chair

Programming
Goal: Develop, recommend and implement programs that bring value to our membership base.
VP Programming

Events Chair
Collegiate Relations
Goal: Develop, recommend and implement programs that bring value to our student membership base.

Additional BOD Member requirements:
AMA CFL membership must be active
Attend all Chapter Board meetings – 1 per month
Attend monthly Chapter programs
Time Commitment: 2-6 hours per week

What’s in it for you in being an AMA volunteer?

Among the many benefits are:
Networking is the biggest advantage! Strengthening business partnerships. Personally advancing your career and making rich, long lasting professional contacts and friendships. The AMA continually provides a networking forum to business executives, marketing leaders and opens doors to the hottest most sought after marketing jobs
Growth!

Opportunity to grow the Chapter and make a real impact in your marketing community, as well as strengthening your own leadership, management and marketing expertise. You can learn or strengthen: strategic thinking, people development, event management, analytical thinking, crisis management, sales and public speaking.
Credibility is another big perk. Serving on an AMA Board of Directors builds your self-confidence, visibility and the respect you get from employees, peers and clients. All of this leads to making a strong, professional impression – within your Chapter, your company and your community.

As an extra bonus – being an AMA volunteer is just plain fun! It’s a way to cut loose from the everyday work stress and team with other fun, creative marketers on the projects that you actually want to do.

As you can see, we have a wide range of options for you to become involved with for the local chapter and we welcome your nominations.
Please note that no response from you by 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2011, represents that you are in agreement with all current nominations and do not have any objections.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing back from our valued members.

American Marketing Association – Central Florida Chapter
Kalindi Ramcharan
President