The American Marketing Association at the University at Albany has been developed to bring various marketing enthusiast together to further their knowledge of the marketing field. Our club brings aspects of both professional as well as social to our members to allow them to thrive and flourish into the future marketers of the business world.

Board of Directors

  • Valarie Zeithaml, Chairperson – David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
  • Mary Garrett, Chairperson-elect – Fmr. Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM Global Sales and Distribution
  • Rob Malcolm, Immediate Past Chairperson – Executive in Residence, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, Fmr. President, Global Marketing, Sales & Innovation – Diageo
  • Bill Cron – Vice President Finance/Secretary, Chairperson, AMA Foundation – Senior Assoc. Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Chapter Relations

We attend the annual American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference, which involved various different competitive components that allows for all the chapters to exhibit real world marketing applications. In the conference we competed in the Chapter Exhibit, Sabre business simulation competition, and the Northwestern Sales pitch competition. This allowed us to connected with various different chapters as well as develop a strong connection to the national chapter.

The Albany AMA chapter has a strong presence in the capital region and our Board of Director’s have begun working with the Albany office to strengthen our chapter’s growth and development.

Our chapter has re-established itself as a leading club in the school of business at the University at Albany. We were able to complete this by developing as well as acting on several different components that has brought us to where we are today. We have involved ourselves not only to the University, but to the community that has been built around the University at Albany. We have built a calendar that provides members the chance to understand the field of marketing, but more importantly the chance to improve the community around campus that has been major factor of the University’s growth.

John Levato, assistant dean to the school of business, was a vital part of our success. With his guidance and leadership, he helped us become a better club. He believed in our vision that the club would be what it once was. John Levato understood that it would take time, but he saw our efforts and supported every decision we came to.

We have re-joined the Dean’s Leadership Council, where we are in good standing and have developed a strong presence within the council. This helped us become part of the school of business as a whole and run together with all the organizations recognized by the school of business. Our chapter has become exponentially greater to the school as a whole.


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