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AMA Knoxville 32nd Annual Honors Ceremony

AMA Knoxville 32nd Annual Honors Ceremony

Knoxville Chapter’s Board of Directors invites you to join us in your favorite light side or dark side attire for a ceremony honoring Marketing Jedi Master Tom Catani on May the Fourth, 2022!

During this special event, the Chapter recognizes an Outstanding Marketing Professional in our community. The Outstanding Marketing Professional is a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual who has made meaningful and innovative contributions to our community and in the field of marketing. Past recipients include Jim Clayton, James A. Haslam, II, Townes Lavidge Osborn and Pat Summitt, to name a few.

In addition to honoring an outstanding professional and AMA Knoxville’s chapter leaders, the annual Honors event raises funds to provide scholarships for exceptional students majoring in marketing at the University of Tennessee. This program, the Eagle Endowment, has provided over $100,000 in scholarship money in an effort to preserve and grow the marketing industry.

About the Honoree

The Knoxville Chapter’s 32nd Annual Honors Gala is a ceremony honoring Marketing Jedi Master Tom Catani, US Cellular’s Head of Broadband Opportunities & Policy, as our 2022 Outstanding Marketing Professional. This honor is presented to a marketing practitioner whose career has promoted ethical and professional practices. A scholarship is presented in their honor. 

Catani has been with US Cellular since 1997 where he has risen through the ranks, starting in customer care and moving quickly to become Senior Director of Sales and Marketing then Regional, Channel, and Area Vice President, and recently moving into his current position. During his time with the company Catani has engaged in innovative leadership within the wireless industry and has served multiple teams ranging from 100 to 2500 associates in retail sales, business sales, e-commerce, customer care, engineering and indirect-dealer channel management.

At this event, we’ll also be awarding scholarships to outstanding students at the University of Tennessee and recognizing our chapter’s volunteer leaders who work hard to make events like these happen.

Event Details

Our annual Honors Ceremony is the primary fundraiser for the Chapter’s Eagle Endowment, a scholarship fund that provides financial support to exceptional marketing majors at the University of Tennessee. At the 32nd Annual Honors Ceremony, you have two admission options – a single ticket purchase or a table sponsorship.

Table Sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary dinner table (10) at the AMA Honors event
  • Logo inclusion in presentation rotating at the beginning of the event
  • Logo recognition on table signage at the event
  • Company name listed in the event program
  • Company name listed on the Eventbrite registration page and AMAKnoxville.com Honors event page
  • Sponsorship supports the Eagle Endowment, a fund that provides annual scholarships to University of Tennessee marketing students

$1,000 for Members | $1,200 for Non-Members

A single ticket purchase includes:

  • Entrance to the AMA Honors event
  • Dinner
  • Drink ticket
  • Ticket purchase supports the Eagle Endowment, fund that provides annual scholarships to University of Tennessee marketing students

$75 for Members | $99 for Non-Members | $35 for Students

Order your tickets today!

Can’t make it to the event, but want to help make an impact?

AMA Knoxville has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to University of Tennessee marketing students through its Eagle Endowment. Your help makes it possible.

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AMA Knoxville December Holiday Mixer

AMA Knoxville December Holiday Mixer

To close out a year that’s been challenging at best, members of AMA Knoxville met virtually to connect with one another and spread some holiday cheer.

Holiday Movie Trivia Challenge

The evening’s main event was a holiday movie challenge via Kahoot. Questions were skillfully crafted to test even the most observant of movie-watchers. After a hard-fought battle between movie trivia masters, Chris Hill was crowned the Holiday Trivia Master. 

Upcoming Events

Join us in 2021 for more opportunities to learn, grow, and network with your AMA Knoxville community. In January, AMA Knoxville will be hosting a virtual event featuring best-selling author Jeff Butler of JButler International during which he will discuss ways to bridge the generational gap in the modern workplace as well as our annual conference Crafting Campaigns: From Concept to Conversion featuring local and national experts.  

For more information on upcoming events or to purchase your tickets, please visit us on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ama-knoxville-4371428287

Written by Jessica Sarten. Jessica is a an e-commerce marketing specialist and marketing blogger. She’s passionate about helping small business owners navigate the digital world and create game-changing growth for their companies. When she’s not working you can find her with a vanilla latte in hand, enjoying a podcast, crocheting, or spending time with her husband, Jairus. To learn more or connect with Jessica, please visit her website.

AMA Knoxville Presents 31st Annual Honors Celebrating Mary Ellen Brewington

AMA Knoxville Presents 31st Annual Honors Celebrating Mary Ellen Brewington

The American Marketing Association Knoxville (AMA Knoxville) held its 31st Annual Honors Ceremony on Thursday, March 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Foundry on the Fair Site. Mary Ellen Brewington of Est8te Boutique was recognized as AMA Knoxville’s 2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional.

Eddie Mannis, owner of Prestige Cleaners/Tuxedo and Knoxville mayoral candidate presents 2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional Mary Ellen Brewington of Est8te Boutique with her award.

The Outstanding Marketing Professional is a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual who has made meaningful and innovative contributions to the community and in the field of marketing. Past recipients include Alan Carmichael, Jeff Lee, Jim Clayton, James A. Haslam, II, Townes Lavidge Osborn and Pat Summitt.

Attendees enjoyed dinner and drinks as AMA Knoxville celebrated Mary Ellen Brewington, recognized this past year’s AMA marketing scholarship recipients and honored AMA Knoxville’s chapter leaders with the Locander Award, Volunteer of the Year Award and STAR Award.

In addition to honoring an outstanding professional and AMA Knoxville’s chapter leaders, the annual Honors event raises funds to provide scholarships for exceptional students majoring in marketing at the University of Tennessee. This program, the Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education, has provided over $100,000 in scholarship money in an effort to preserve and grow the marketing industry.

2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional Mary Ellen Brewington presents University of Tennessee student Selin Anitsal with an AMA Marketing Scholarship.

At this year’s event, the Brewington family generously agreed to match all donations made up to $5,000. The East Tennessee Foundation, which manages the endowment, kicked-off the fundraising with a surprise $1,000 donation. Thanks to their efforts, the 2019 Honors event raised more than $10,000 for student scholarships.

2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional Mary Ellen Brewington, AMA Knoxville President Erica Coffey, and Founding AMA Member/ Former President and Outstanding Marketing Professional Townes Lavidge Osborn with a check for $1,000 from the East Tennessee Foundation for the AMA Knoxville Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education.

“Mary Ellen Brewington is so deserving of this recognition. Her dedication to marketing and to the community at large is inspirational. AMA Knoxville is grateful for all that she does, and especially for the Brewington family’s gift,” said chapter president, Erica Coffey. “The funds raised at this event ensure that we are able to continue to support the students that are the next generation of marketers.”

2019 Award Winners:

  • 2019 Outstanding Marketing Professional: Mary Ellen Brewington, Est8te Boutique

  • AMA Knoxville STAR Award: Jonathan Halley, Big Slate Media

  • AMA Knoxville President’s Award: Bethany Yandell, UT Medial Center

  • AMA Knoxville Locander Award: Susan Napier-Sewell, TapRoot | System Improvements

  • AMA Knoxville Scholarship Recipients: Selin Anitsal and Katherine Tatum

*All photos courtesy of Colby’s Photography*

AMA Knoxville Presents 30th Annual Honors Celebrating Alan Carmichael

AMA Knoxville Presents 30th Annual Honors Celebrating Alan Carmichael

The American Marketing Association Knoxville (AMA Knoxville) held its 30th Annual Honors Ceremony on Tuesday, May 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Historic Southern Railway Station. Alan Carmichael, president and chief operating officer for Moxley Carmichael, was recognized as AMA Knoxville’s 2018 Outstanding Marketing Professional.

Alan Carmichael brings more than 30 years of real-world experience to help clients communicate effectively in his role as president of Moxley Carmichael. From a love of literature and writing, he crafted careers first in journalism and then public relations. The ability to create and execute up-to-date communications strategies is based on firsthand experience in advising clients on proactive public relations programs, as well as preparing for and managing crises.

The Outstanding Marketing Professional is a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual who has made meaningful and innovative contributions to the community and in the field of marketing. Past recipients include Jeff Lee, Jim Clayton, James A. Haslam, II, Townes Lavidge Osborn and Pat Summitt.

Attendees enjoyed dinner and drinks as AMA Knoxville celebrated Alan Carmichael, recognized this past year’s AMA marketing scholarship recipients and honored AMA Knoxville’s chapter leaders with the Locander Award, Volunteer of the Year Award and STAR Award. Board members recognized this year included:

In addition to honoring an outstanding professional and AMA Knoxville’s chapter leaders, the annual Honors event raises funds to provide scholarships for exceptional students majoring in marketing at the University of Tennessee. This program, the Eagle Endowment, has provided over $120,000 in scholarship money in an effort to preserve and grow the marketing industry.

“The AMA Knoxville board of directors is so happy to honor Alan Carmichael as this year’s Outstanding Marketing Professional,” said Carol Kelly, AMA Knoxville president. “His longstanding dedication to this community and his incredible work in the marketing and communications industry makes him so deserving of this prestigious honor.”

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KAMA’s 28th Annual Honors gala was a night to remember!

deerossWe celebrated the accomplishments of media legends Ross Bagwell Sr. and Dee Haslam last Thursday by presenting both with the Outstanding Marketing Professional award, our chapter’s most prestigious honor.

We also presented awards to our own KAMA members—Sharon Moore, Andrew Hartung and Ana Richters—as well as scholarships to two outstanding UT AMA Marketing students, Patience Cook and Emily Moran.

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