Cleveland, Akron/Canton AMA Chapters Merge to Form AMA NEO

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Media Contact:                 Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency

obo: American Marketing Association – NEO Chapter



Cleveland, Akron American Marketing Association Chapters Merge, Rebrand

Forms AMA NEO Chapter to Serve Marketing Professionals in Northeast Ohio


Cleveland, OH – October 7, 2016 – For the first time in the 79 year national history of the American Marketing Association, two vibrant, active AMA chapters have merged to form a larger, single chapter of the AMA. The Cleveland Chapter, founded in 1934 and the Akron/Canton Chapter, founded in 1947 have merged and rebranded as the nearly 300 member American Marketing Association, Northeast Ohio Chapter (AMA NEO). Professionals currently seeking to plug in with chapter events and resources may access, while a new website and updated branded materials are expected to be available in the coming months.


“This is such an amazing time to be a marketing professional in Northeast Ohio,” AMA NEO president Jennifer Norris said. “By combining the strength and the people of these two vibrant chapters, we will be able to provide enhanced programming, more comprehensive resource access, greater networking and even more impactful partnership opportunities to our already strong offerings.”


The merged board will be led by Norris, with Madeline Malicki serving as president-elect. The chapter serves marketing professionals throughout Northeast Ohio’s 16 counties – Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne – and includes the cities of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Lorain, Elyria, Mansfield, Medina, Ashtabula, Youngstown, and Warren.


Existing Akron/Canton and Cleveland AMA memberships will automatically transfer to a AMA NEO membership, and no action will be required by the members.




Founded in 2016 as the merged Cleveland and Akron/Canton AMA Chapters, AMA NEO provides professional development and networking opportunities that serve to assist the growth and success of the Northeast Ohio marketing community. The American Marketing Association is the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world. The professional development organization fosters a community for marketers and academics designed to inspire curiosity, debate and connection, and provides the tools, education and training needed to be more successful.




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