About AMA Houston

The community for marketing professionals

The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association has been serving marketing professionals for over 70 years. We were organized as the Houston Business Forum in 1949 and affiliated with the AMA effective July 1, 1954.

AMA Houston is the area’s largest and most active professional marketing organization and one of the largest chapters in the nation. We help marketers to remain competitive in today’s business environment through networking events, special interest groups, and real-world educational programs.

Our Vision is to be an active, vibrant marketing community that has made AMA the place for everything marketing in Houston. By being the place for everything marketing in Houston, we will impact the reputation and perception of Houston as a top-tier marketing city.

Our Mission is to be The Marketing Connection. We are a supportive community of volunteers that connect Houston marketers to the people, resources, and tools they need to succeed.

A Legacy of Excellence

The American Marketing Association includes more than 70 professional chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Each year, professional chapters are encouraged to submit a Chapter Excellence Award application. The Chapter Excellence Award judges chapters on programming excellence, membership recruitment and retention efforts, leadership capabilities, and numerous other factors.

Since 2004, AMA Houston has taken home the top honor eight times – besting all other AMA chapters. In other years, we received Silver or Bronze recognition, further solidifying AMA Houston as among the best Chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

What does winning a Chapter Excellence Award mean for our members? It means you receive the best AMA programming, educational, and networking opportunities available to marketers. The award further demonstrates how AMA Houston helps marketers to remain competitive in today’s business environment through networking events and real-world educational programs.

Chapter Excellence Awards

2021-2022 Gold Chapter of the Year
2019-2020 Bronze Chapter of the Year
2018-2019 Bronze Chapter of the Year
2017-2018 Silver Chapter of the Year
2016-2017 Gold Chapter of the Year
2015-2016 Bronze Chapter of the Year

2011-2012 Chapter of the Year
2009-2010 Chapter of the Year
2008-2009 Chapter of the Year
2007-2008 Chapter of the Year
2005-2006 Chapter of the Year
2003-2004 Chapter of the Year

Mix & Mingle

Build authentic connections at any of our upcoming events.

Our Leadership Team

Meet the dedicated volunteers who make up our Board of Directors and lead the chapter.

2023 Grant Winner

David Huang, Harvest for the Hungry

Past winners include:

8 Million Stories, Achilles International - Houston, ACU, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Arms Wide, Autism Speaks, Bayou Land Conservancy, Bering Support Network, Bo's Place, Bridge Year, Child Builders, Christ Clinic, Cocker Spaniel of East Texas, Compudopt, Cy Hope, Dionysus Theatre, Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services, Executive Search Corps of Houston, Freedom Church Alliance, Friends for Life, Friends of Texas Wildlife, Galveston CofC Hurricane Ike Fund, Girls On The Run Greater Houston (GOTRGH), Gods Garage, Gods Garden, Halo House, Harvest for the Hungry, Houston Communications Alliance, Junior Achievement, Justice for Children, K9s4COPS, Kids Meals - Houston, Living Forward Alliance, Math for At-Risk Houston Teens, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NextOp, Inc, O'Connell College Preparatory School, Open Gate, Operations Pets Alive, Plant it Forward Farms, Playworks, Precint2gether, Pup Squad Animal Rescue, Rebuilding Houston Together, Redeemed Ministries, San Jose Clinic, SEARCH Homeless Services, Second Servings of Houston, Summer House, The Arc of Greater Houston, The Friendship Center, The Rose, The Women's Resource of Greater Houston, U.S. Vets Texas, Weimaraner Rescue, and Young Harmonies of Houston.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Partners

HP Logo

Bronze Partners

BrandExtract logo
Brookwoods Group logo
Creative Consumer Research logo
Unlock logo
Adobe logo

Annual In-Kind Partners

Bayside logo
Bullpen Marketing logo
CVent logo
Gonzo 247 logo
Nathan Lindstrom Photography logo

About The American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has more than 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades, the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge-sharing, and development in the marketing profession. For more information, visit AMA.org.