Meet our volunteer of the quarter: Esther Elkouss

00:00 I decided to become a volunteer at the AMA because it’s the largest marketing professional association and I thought it could be a great opportunity to network with marketers and
00:10 grow my professional network. Also it was a great opportunity to showcase my capabilities to senior marketers I worked both in the
00:18 I work both in the programming and membership committees. In the membership committee, I am the membership evangelist, which means that I
explain the benefits of becoming a member as well as encouraging people to become volunteers.
00:30 In the programming committee, I help from the inception of the event, from thinking of who could be a potential panelist, finding sponsors and hosts, as well as promoting the events.
00:43 Volunteering at the AMA has been a great experience; very enriching and creative. They give me a lot of autonomy, so I am able to implement new
initiatives volunteering.
00:54 Volunteering has had a great impact in my career. I’ve been able to find a new opportunity at a higher level.  I went from a managerial
to a director position thanks to the visibility that I gained by volunteering.
01:08 They announced that I was the volunteer of the quarter at the board meeting and it came totally by surprise.
01:17 It was unexpected and I felt very honored and grateful for this opportunity.

Our chapter thanks Esther Elkouss for her generous contributions to membership and programming and congratulates her for this recognition.

The mission of the American Marketing Association New York is to inspire, support and celebrate brilliance in marketing. Founded in 1931, the AMA New York is the principal community for marketing professionals across all industries and disciplines in the New York area. Offering programs, monthly events, and interaction with the chapter through volunteer activities, we provide marketers with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and reach in the marketing community. AMA New York is the creator of the Effies, the Greenbook and the new Marketing Hall of Fame, which honors outstanding marketers nationwide.

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