BALTIMORE, MD – The American Marketing Association Baltimore Chapter (AMA Baltimore) announces its executive board for the 2016-2017 chapter year. The executive board is a group of volunteer leaders who are responsible for all oversight of the Baltimore chapter, including membership, sponsorship and programming. The 2016-2017 executive board includes both new and returning members.
The incoming president for 2016-2017 is Dov Hoffman, an active leader, volunteer and member of the Baltimore Chapter since 2009. Hoffman joined the executive board in 2010 as vice president of membership, a position that he held for three years. In 2013, Hoffman began the role of vice president of collegiate relations, which he held through 2016. Hoffman was selected as president-elect for 2015-2016, a role which he performed concurrently in addition to his collegiate relations role.
“As an active board member for many years, I am thrilled to see where this chapter is going,” stated Hoffman. “Our executive board includes many talented professionals and I have complete confidence in their abilities to move this chapter forward and provide the highest level of satisfaction to our AMA members.”
In addition to Hoffman, several other executive board members will return for 2016-2017. Joe Wagner, past-president for 2015-2016 will return as a board member for this year, and Eileen Gwin will serve as immediate past-president.
“Our chapter made huge strides this year,” stated Gwin. “I am continually impressed with our board members and volunteers and how they will go above and beyond to share knowledge and implement creative programs that serve Baltimore’s marketing community.”
Philippe Lerner, vice president of finance, and Seth Geller, vice president of sponsorship, will both remain in their roles for 2016-2017. During the previous year, Geller worked to bring in a variety of new corporate and event sponsors, along with several new group memberships.
Kevin Stever joins the executive board as secretary. The chapter’s previous secretary, Mira Lares, will take on the newly created role of vice president of mentorship and professional development. Lares will work to implement a mentorship program pairing young marketing professionals with seasoned executives from the Baltimore area in a guided series designed to advance their careers and professional growth.
Liz Breaux will return for a second year as vice president of programming. During her first term, Breaux implemented several exciting new programs for AMA Baltimore, including the #AMAMingle Networking Series, unique networking opportunities held at marketing agencies throughout Baltimore City.
Joining the board as vice president of membership is Linda Gordon Gilmore, who previously served as the assistant vice president of membership. In this role, Gilmore will work to engage new and returning members and promote the benefits of AMA membership.
Takisha Toler, Ph.D. will assume the role of vice president of collegiate relations vacated by Dov Hoffman. As an assistant professor of marketing at Stevenson University, Toler offers a special insight into the needs of the chapter’s collegiate members.
Christina Grieves joins the board as vice president of marketing and communications, having previously held roles as the assistant vice president of communications and social media volunteer. In this role, Grieves will oversee the chapter’s marketing and promotional efforts.
The members of the executive board officially assume their roles on July 1, 2016 and will serve through June 30, 2017. The board meets monthly throughout the year, with additional committee and volunteer meetings held on a regular basis.