This month’s volunteer spotlight post is about our president, Courtney Connor. AMA Pittsburgh relies on volunteers at all levels of the organization, it wouldn’t run without the time and effort that Courtney contributes. Many thanks to Courtney and all the other volunteers at AMA!
What’s your position/committee with the AMA?
I’m the current Chapter President of the AMA Pittsburgh region.
When did you join your committee?
My first position was in 2013 when I joined the Sponsorship committee. From there, I was elected to join the board as VP of Volunteers in 2014. Most recently, I was chosen as President-Elect for our 2016/2017 fiscal year to take on the President role for our 2017/2018 FY.
What do you enjoy about AMA Pittsburgh?
I love connecting with Pittsburgh marketers because it’s a great opportunity to solve challenges you may be facing in your current position and a chance to discuss marketing insights with your peers. It’s always nice attending an AMA event knowing you’ll come across another professional going through similar challenges and there’s usually someone who has come up with a solution.
Being a part of the AMA has really helped me to grow professionally. The AMA Pittsburgh Chapter has provided on-going support by offering marketing resources, best practices, and a full events calendar. I have especially enjoyed the leadership opportunity that came from my election to a board position, as well as making connections that have been invaluable to me throughout my career. For instance, I have outsourced several marketing projects in my current position with contacts I have made through the AMA. I recommend joining the AMA to network with local marketers, help build your business, find a new job or better yet, make new friends in your field!
Current Full Time Position/Company
- Marketing Specialist – CMMI Institute http://cmmiinstitute.com/
- Business Owner – Picture This Photo Booth http://www.picthisphotobooth.com/
About Your Company
CMMI® Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps.
What does your job entail?
I’m responsible for developing and deploying B2B and B2C marketing communications strategies, plans, activities and content to support the adoption of CMMI’s products, services and events.
What do you find most interesting about marketing?
I find it fascinating how marketing technology is constantly ever-changing. And we, as marketing professionals, must know how to take advantage of the various platforms and channels available (both digital and offline). A professional organization like the American Marketing Association helps me stay up-to-date with emerging marketing trends, resources, and opportunities.