To provide the best opportunities for marketers in Central Ohio and be regarded as the premiere professional organization in the region.
The Columbus AMA began in 1950 as the Central Ohio AMA. It became Columbus AMA in July 1977. The chapter was recognized by the AMA’s International Headquarters as Chapter of the Year in 2001, Signature Chapter in 2002, and with a special merit award for membership in 2007.
In 2009 the chapter received a Leadership Overall Excellence Award from International Headquarters.
In 2004, the Columbus chapter served as a model for the Board in a Box program developed by international headquarters in Chicago, a program which will provide leadership training for board members in the 74 other chapters in the United States and Canada.
The Columbus AMA totals approximately 300 members, including practitioners, academics, and students. Nearly 3,000 total marketing professionals are included in distribution for Columbus AMA communications. The average Columbus AMA member has been a member for 4 years.