SOURCE: American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

American Marketing Association Houston Chapter

November 03, 2011 09:00 ET

Houston's American Marketing Association Named First Runner-Up in Chapter Excellence Awards

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - The American Marketing Association's Houston Chapter was recently awarded 1st runner-up honors in the 2010-2011 Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) program. This annual award recognizes outstanding excellence in chapter leadership and operations among the American Marketing Association's 76 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.

Houston was also awarded a Continuing Excellence Award which recognizes chapters that have won one of the Chapter Excellence Awards for five consecutive years. Houston has won Chapter of the Year five times in the last eight years and only three chapters in the United States have earned the Continuing Excellence honor. Other chapters honored this year include: Lincoln, Chapter of the Year; Indianapolis, 2nd Runner Up; Cleveland, Turnaround Chapter of the Year.

"AMA Houston has always been dedicated to serving its members and guests with rich and informative programming, outstanding events and some of the best networking opportunities in the city," said MaryJane Mudd, the 2010-2011 chapter president. "This year we went further by creating a five year vision to ensure a sustainable future and a stronger focus on elevating the perception of marketing and its value in the workplace. I am delighted with the recognition we have received, as it affirms the dedication of our members and volunteers in making all of this a reality."

"AMA Houston continues to be rewarded and recognized nationally for our excellence in networking and career-building opportunities," said Stacey Eddington, the current Chapter president. "But these programs are not possible without the support of our 50 active board members and team of 250 volunteers. It's their hard work and dedication and help to carry out the AMA Houston mission. They are an invaluable part of our Chapter."

The Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) program was established in 1974 to recognize and reward AMA professional chapters' outstanding achievements in leadership, membership, and programming.

About AMA Houston
AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing organization and among the largest AMA Chapters in North America. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. AMA Houston was named Chapter of the Year five times in the last eight years by AMA's international headquarters.

About the American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has more than 30,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades, the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession. For more information, visit the AMA's website at

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