As a chapter, we want to express our appreciation to all who were able to attend our 32nd Annual Honors Gala. During this memorable event, Knoxville’s marketing community came together to enjoy the evening and honor award recipients. Two very special honors were presented – the annual Outstanding Marketing Professional award and Outstanding Marketing Student of the Year.
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.
- Outstanding Marketing Professional: Tom Catani, US Cellular’s Head of Broadband Opportunities & Policy
- 2022 Outstanding Marketing Students of the Year: Preston Pigue & Lygia Karagiozis
- 2021 Outstanding Marketing Students of the Year: Timothy Bell & Matt McCaig
- 2020 Outstanding Marketing Students of the Year: Chloe Pigue & Kassidy Stroom
During the event, we also recognized AMA board members that go the extra mile. Three very special awards were presented – The President’s Award, chosen by the current AMA Knoxville President, was created to recognize outstanding service by a Chapter volunteer. The Locander Award, named in honor of AMA Knoxville founder Dr. William B. Locander, is presented to an individual who has provided extraordinary service to the Chapter. The STAR Award, which stands for Special Thanks And Recognition, is given when a board member goes above and beyond to accomplish a particular goal or task.
- 2022 AMA President’s Award: Caitland Orticz
- 2022 STAR Award: Cherie Larson
- 2022 Locander Award: Jess Gutman
About the Eagle Endowment
In December 1990, AMA Knoxville created The Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education as a means to build a permanent fund from which half the income would be distributed annually, and the other half reinvested, to provide scholarships for outstanding marketing students at The University of Tennessee. Our annual Honors Ceremony is the primary fundraiser for the Chapter’s Eagle Endowment. Through the years, AMA Knoxville has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to UT students, and we look forward to continuing to invest in our community’s next generation of marketers.
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Your support makes it possible for us to continue providing scholarships to deserving students like those who were honored at our 32nd Annual Honors Gala. To make a contribution, please visit our website and support the Eagle Endowment fund.