Shannon Lee Steps Up as New AMA Chicago Chapter President

CHICAGO – August 5, 2021 – The American Marketing Association Chicago (AMA Chicago) introduced that Shannon Lee, Vice President of Creative & Engagement at StudioNorth, is the chapter’s new president. The AMA Chicago chapter additionally welcomed 4 new board members to its management as it claimed the title as the nation’s largest AMA chapter for the second year in a row.

“We are so pleased to maintain our position this year as the American Marketing Association’s leading chapter in the country, with more than 745 members. The strength of our chapter is due in part to the incredible leadership, programming, and resources our board members have worked so hard to bring to the community,” mentioned Bonnie Massa, Executive Director of the AMA Chicago.

Under Shannon Lee’s route as the AMA Chicago chapter president, the group is launching efforts to create much more worth for its members. Programs will proceed to characteristic main advertising and marketing professionals from the Chicago market and past as occasions transition to being supplied just about and in individual. The chapter has additionally launched a brand new strategic relations board position to facilitate communication between the AMA Chicago and collegiate chapters of the AMA.

“I have been a member of the AMA Chicago board for more than four years. I’m honored to be able to serve as the chapter’s president and work with so many exemplary marketing professionals,” mentioned Lee. “The benefits that I have experienced as a member are what drive me to continue and give back in leadership positions. Being able to provide those benefits to other marketers is one of the most important things we can do to help our next generation grow,” she added.

The chapter’s new board members embrace Carolyn Crafts, Partner at FullSurge, who will serve as the Vice President of Marketing Insights; Karolyn Raphael, President at Winger Marketing, who will serve as Vice President of Communications; Amanda Willard, a advertising and marketing and model govt, who will serve as the Vice President of Community Programming; and Kara Lineal, President and CMO at Plum Grove, who will develop the board’s latest position, Vice President of Strategic Relations.

Other board members embrace Maggie Bahler Rizzio, VP of Membership Relations; Lauren Banks, Director of Membership; Dean Petrulakis, VP of Sponsorship Relations; Chris McGuire, Director of Sponsorship; Julia Parisot, Director of In-kind Sponsorship; Rene Reiter, Director of Member Acquisition; Michelle Robin, Director of Programming; and two members-at-large, Shanita Baraka Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed, DTM, and Lauren McCadney.

Take your career to the following stage and turn out to be a wiser marketer by becoming a member of the American Marketing Association Chicago. Sign-up online. AMA Chicago membership consists of entry to 6 native Chicago workshop occasions, six “Connex” occasions, 4 Signature Series speaker occasions, and two Career Connections occasions.

AMA Chicago, the most important skilled chapter within the American Marketing Association’s North American community, is 84 years sturdy. AMA supplies ongoing improvement alternatives for Chicagoland entrepreneurs to increase data, enhance abilities, and develop careers via entry to revolutionary advertising and marketing thought leaders and cutting-edge programming. Visit

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