AMA Tampa Bay Wins Accolades in International Competition

Jan 04, 2010, 18:06 ET from AMA Tampa Bay

The American Marketing Association Honors Tampa Bay Chapter

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association's (AMA) Tampa Bay Chapter announced today that it has received an Excellence Award from the organization's international headquarters. The AMA's annual Chapter Excellence Awards program highlights exceptional performance among the organization's 75 professional chapters across the U.S. and Canada. The Tampa Bay Chapter was recognized for Leadership Overall Excellence and Programming Special Merits for its best-in-class performance in those areas. This is the third year in a row the Tampa Bay Chapter has won a Chapter Excellence Award.

"As an Excellence winner, we feel great responsibility to the marketing community in Tampa Bay to provide excellent programming and networking opportunities to continually elevate the credibility of the marketing profession in our area," commented Tampa Bay's Immediate Past President James Slusser. "This award shows the accomplishments we have achieved at an international level and inspires us to continue delivering significant value to our membership."

"Our dedicated board and volunteers continue to put Tampa Bay at the forefront of chapters all over the country," said Colleen Chappell, 2009-10 Chapter President for the AMA Tampa Bay Chapter. "I'm thrilled that we have been recognized with this honor, and I know that our volunteers will continue to drive towards future excellence."

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the AMA has more than 375 members and is one of the fastest growing chapters in the United States. The vision of the Tampa Bay chapter is to be the source for marketing professional development, and the mission is to position chapter members for career advancement in the area of marketing through education and event networking. Originally formed in 1962, the chapter is especially proud of its 47 years of service, and the fact that membership is at an all-time high. This recognition will serve as a constant reminder of the growing strength of our chapter, and as a source of pride for the entire membership.

The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has more than 30,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades, the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession. For more information, visit the AMA's website at

About AMA Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the AMA, (AMA Tampa Bay), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the professional marketing community. With nearly 375 members, it is the fastest growing Chapter in the United States. The Chapter's Web site is located at Monthly events are open to members and guests and feature speakers from well-known companies and brands from both the Tampa Bay area and nationwide.