I have had the unique opportunity to grow up in marketing and business throughout my life in education, careers, family, and friends. I’m inherently gifted with numbers, and I can recall as a young child being fascinated with everything statistics. To this day, I spend many waking hours (maybe too many if you ask those closest to me) researching companies and their marketing strategies. My love of numbers and logic influenced me to major in Business Marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University. This collegiate experience strengthened my goal of striving for a career in the business marketing industry. Since my graduation, I have worked at State Farm, Capital One, the San Diego Chargers, and am currently at Robert Half. I am incredibly grateful for my experiences at these reputable companies and the valuable knowledge I have attained. My sights remain fixed on furthering my marketing and business acumen and career trajectory.
What do you do at the San Diego AMA? I am the Sponsor Relations Manager
Favorite Quote: “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
Who inspires you and why? My family, friends and girlfriend. They give me the backing and support to set forth and achieve all of my goals. I strive to be the best possible person I can be, and always want to make the people closest to me proud of my accomplishments.
What are you passionate about? There is nothing that I have more passion for than marketing. No matter the product or service, you name it, and I’m going to be thinking about how to strategically market it. In addition to being extremely passionate about marketing, and business in general, I have many other passions. I love travel, sports, music, hiking, and craft beer as well!
How has the AMA helped you excel in your career? I was involved in my local AMA chapter in college at VCU, so once I moved to San Diego last year, I decided to get involved in the local San Diego Chapter. I have found tremendous value in the AMA, both in college and presently. The networking and professional development opportunities have had a large impact on helping me excel in my marketing career. I have had an absolutely fantastic experience thus far and can’t wait to see how the AMA continues to positively impact my career trajectory! I can’t speak highly enough about the mentorship and guidance I have received from Anetra Hentry-Hunting. I want to thank her so much for all that she does for the AMA Sponsorship Team! She truly is the best!
What excites you most about San Diego AMA events? The opportunity for me to get out and meet with individuals who are interested in helping the San Diego AMA. I love being a part of a team, and I want to help ensure the San Diego AMA Chapter continues to prosper. The San Diego AMA events provide a great platform for personal and professional growth, helping to deepen my relationships here in the local community. My participation in the AMA additionally continues to strengthen my marketing and business development acumen. As a person who is newer to the San Diego area, from Richmond, Virginia, the impact that AMA has had on networking cannot be overstated. The networking opportunities have truly been a game changer. It’s been such a wonderful avenue for me to meet new connections here in San Diego, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for future connections and opportunities arise due to AMA!