AMA Birmingham Hosts First-of-Its-Kind Executive Reception


BIRMINGHAM, Ala – September 20, 2016 The Birmingham Chapter of the American Marketing Association is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind reception that will bring Birmingham’s top executives together in one place. This members-only Executive Reception is being hosted by over 100 CEOs and CMOs from Birmingham-based companies at the Brock School of Business at Samford University from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 13. More information and event registration can be found at

This event is open to key executives by invitation only and members of the Birmingham chapter of the American Marketing Association. The AMA is offering a fall promotion that includes a $30 discount on the price of an annual membership. You can find out more about membership in the AMA at . You must be an active member of the AMA and complete your online registration by Friday, September 30, 2016, in order to attend the Executive Reception.

Participating executives include Susan Brouillette, CEO, Alacare; John Howe, CEO, American Pipe & Supply; Fred McCallum, President, AT&T Alabama; Joe O’Donnell, Editor/Publisher, B Metro Magazine; Linda FlahertyGoldsmith, President, Birmingham Southern College; Al Cason, President & Chief Operating Officer, Bud’s Best Cookies, Inc.; Pat Henry, President, Daniel Corporation; Betsy McAtee, CEO, Dreamland BBQ; James Riley, CMO, Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc.; Jason Lovoy, President, Infomedia; Devon Laney, President & CEO, Innovation Depot; Jake McKenzie, CEO, Intermark; Pam Measel, Dir. of Marketing, Jack’s; Mitch Wolfe, Chief Customer Officer, Milo’s Tea Company; Jeff Bowlby, Chief Marketing Officer, ProAssurance; Frank Sottosanti, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Protective Life Insurance Company; Dave Burke, EVP, Red Diamond; Michele R. Elrod, EVP, Head of Marketing, Regions Financial; Andrew Westmoreland, Ph.D., President, Samford University; Dr. Mark Schaeffer, Schaeffer Eye Care; Dan Starnes, Publisher, Starnes Publishing; Mark Griggs, VP Marketing, Summer Classics; Keith Richards, Founder/Chief Development Officer, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café; and over 100 more!

AMA Birmingham is an essential community for marketing leaders. The organization provides marketers with the resources, information, and training to help them outperform. AMA Birmingham’s luncheons, held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, feature some of the brightest CEOs, CMOs, and marketing experts in the region.

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