The AMA Academic Council is proud to announce the Special Interest Group (SIG) Leadership Award, which recognizes the outstanding service of an AMA SIG leader. The recipient will be someone who has added significant value and made significant contributions to the American Marketing Association and its members.

The SLA Selection Committee includes the three members of the Academic Council SIG Subcommittee, the Immediate Past-President of the Academic Council, and the previous SIG Leadership Award recipient. The winner will receive the honor at the subsequent Summer AMA Conference.

Nominations are invited from all SIG members. Each nomination should be submitted via an electronic form. The following types of contributions will be considered when evaluating nominees for the award.

SIG Leadership Award Criteria
The recipient of the SIG Leadership Award will be someone who has made contributions on the SIG level as well as to the AMA organization as a whole.  These contributions can include, but are not limited to, serving as a SIG officer, planner of SIG events or programs, member of the AMA Academic Council/AMA Board, or conference or track chair at an AMA conference.

Contributions to the advancement of a SIG

  • Contributions to a SIG may take a variety of forms. Recipients may have served as SIG officers and SIG event planners, demonstrating creativity and innovativeness in these roles, and creating or expanding impactful initiatives. These qualities should be represented by the recipient over at least five years of service to a SIG and demonstrated through multiple roles within one or more SIGS.

Contributions to the advancement of AMA

  • A nominee must be a current member of the AMA, and must have a history of active contributions to and participation within AMA. For example, the nominee may have served as a member of the AMA Academic Council/AMA Board, as a conference chair or track chair for an AMA conference, or as an AMA Doctoral Consortium or pre-conference organizer.