About Us

The collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association at Pace University NYC strives to include students of all majors and backgrounds to broaden their knowledge in the marketing world. This organization serves to develop networking opportunities for fellow marketing and business students, to expand their professional career skills, and to prepare them for a competitive career hunt in the field of marketing. We aim to provide its members with skill-oriented workshops, competitions, and personal branding opportunities in order for them to thrive in the marketing world.

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The American Marketing Association: Quick Facts

  • The American Marketing Association is part of the Lubin School of Business, the preimer business school here at Pace University NYC. 

  • In 2019, the AMA at Pace University NYC won "Organization of the Year" for the first time, due to the variety of events hosted and high membership retention.

  • For the 2020-2021 academic year, the AMA collegiate chapter is comprised of three departments: AMA Executive, AMA National, and AMA Creative, with a total of 14 executive board members. 

  • Our members have a wide variety of majors, including Marketing, Economics, Art, Graphic Design, Communications, Human Resources, and Film and Screen Studies, among others. 

  • In 2019, the organization had over 40 active members, and has managed to retain those members through 2020.

Meet the 2020-2021 Executive Board

AMA Executive Department

AMA National Department

AMA Creative Department


Alicia Nelson

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Chief Executive Officer


Derek Storer

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Chief Operations Officer


Leah Gaffney

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Chief of Records


Gabii Diaz

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Chief Financial Officer


Grace Vespa

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Chief Communications Coordinator


Aissatou Gningue

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Social Impact and Fundraising Director


Sydney Ochoco

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Regional Conference Director

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Jessica Micolta

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Competitions Director

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Lillian Walsh

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Chief Creative Officer


Jacob Shavzin

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Chief Creative Officer


Phil Baptiste

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Assistant Creative Director

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Grace Alimo

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External Creative Director


Natalie Martin

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Internal Creative Director

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Alex Lehman

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Social Media Director