About Us

The American Marketing Association (AMA) was established in 1937 by visionaries in marketing and academia. Today, the AMA has grown to be one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with over 30,000 members who work, teach and study in the field of marketing across the globe. As the leading organization for marketers, AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics. VSU-AMA was founded in 2013 and is Valdosta State University’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association . We are counted on as the most credible marketing resource where our members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections. The AMA is constantly innovating and evolving, helping to shape the field as well as keep abreast of the changing global marketplace to help our members excel in their careers. No other organization provides more ways for marketers and academics to connect with the people and resources they need to be successful.


Development | Engagement | Growth

The mission of the Valdosta State University American Marketing Association (VSU-AMA) is to engage VSU students in the field of marketing, enhance learning, and build meaningful relationships by providing opportunities for professional development, networking, community engagement and outreach, and individual growth.


VSU-AMA is a student-run professional business organization that offers students the opportunity to learn necessary skills and leadership to prepare for a future in the business world.

Hassan Heikal

PRESIDENT - Marketing Major

AMA gave me the opportunity to make executive decisions. The organization taught me things I would have not learned otherwise. Joining AMA introduced me to new people here on campus, helped me gain connections, and also how I found a career after graduation. I would recommend joining AMA regardless of major.

Keloni Edwards

VICE PRESIDENT - Marketing Major

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AMA has opened my mind to the endless possibilities in marketing. There's much more to it than advertising and promoting products. AMA gives me the opportunity to develop professionally and academically. More importantly, AMA allows me to perform at my full potential. It’s our ideas, our work, and our achievements. And that's something I'm proud to be a part of.

Faculty Advisor

Gary Futrell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

(229) 245-3809

Dr. Futtrell is an assistant professor of marketing at the Langdale College of Business. He teaches Services Marketing, Health Care Marketing, Sales Management, and Introduction to Marketing. Dr. Futtrell was a big proponent in the establishment of the collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association at VSU.

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