About the AMA Tampa Bay

Our mission is to create a place where marketing professionals in the Tampa Bay area can JOIN a strong community dedicated to the advancement of marketing, GROW in their careers and LEAD the future generation.

We do this by providing innovative resources and tools, attending conferences and training, hosting monthly keynote luncheons and workshops, organizing social networking events and providing career resources, certification and job search assistance to our members.


As a professional chapter of the American Marketing Association and a trusted ally in its nationwide network, AMA Tampa Bay stands strong in its mission to provide opportunities for Tampa Bay marketers to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and grow in their careers through access to leaders in the field and skill-building content. Our vision is to be the most valued marketing association membership in Tampa Bay.

Our culture is special in that it is common for us to question "the way things have always been done," and our creative ideas are always accompanied by practical solutions. The unique combination of scholarly study and managerial application can only be found in the AMA culture.


Cutting-Edge Programming

  • We invite local and regional industry leaders to guide transforming presentations in the areas of productivity, design, innovation, and more.
  • Learn from C-level marketing influencers as they deliver thought-leading content with real-world application across intimate roundtables, full-day conferences, and convenient online webinars.
  • Learn the necessary tools to thrive in the ever-changing B2B & B2C landscapes.


  • Engage, connect, and establish relationships with hundreds of marketers across all disciplines, industries, and career levels throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Find business partners or mentors with innovative and thought-provoking perspectives.
  • Get real one-on-one dialogue and share ideas among some of the brightest creative minds in and around Tampa Bay.

Career Advancement

  • Get inspired and motivated through the abundance of exclusive opportunities available with AMA Tampa Bay. Visit our career center to see the latest marketing jobs available in Tampa Bay.
  • Build out your resume and gain rewarding hands-on experience as a volunteer in our local chapter. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at AMA Tampa Bay.
  • Share thought leadership or leverage a variety of career insights by visiting the AMA Tampa Bay blog.


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Tampa Bay is home to several AMA Collegiate Chapters including Florida Southern College, St. Leo University, The University of South Florida, and The University of Tampa. Activities within Collegiate Chapters include extracurricular activities such as workshops, live agency experiences, leadership development, hard skills acquisition, national conferences, and others.

Collegiate Chapters also provide student members the opportunity to join the largest Professional Marketing Organization in the United States and engage with a strong community of Marketing Professionals through AMA Tampa Bay.


Executive Committee

Alfred Goldberg, President

Alfred Goldberg is the President of Absolute Marketing Solutions in Tampa, Florida. A professional marketer and former college instructor, Alfred has held numerous leadership roles with Tampa Bay technology and creative organizations, including Tampa Bay Wave, AIGA Tampa Bay, Tampa Sister Cities, and Leadership Connect Florida.

Alfred has over a quarter of a century of experience in strategic marketing and has worked with brands such as Bayer, Tyson Foods, and KraftMaid. Alfred is a frequent public speaker who has presented as far away as Argentina and to crowds as large as 500.

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Evan Brenner, President-Elect

Evan unofficially began his marketing career in 2005 as manager and front man of a Tampa Bay-based rock band. His passion for events promotion and advertising led him to pick up a copy of Guerilla Marketing and create a flashy Myspace profile. These days, Evan is the Digital Content Specialist at Geographic Solutions, where he manages the company’s digital marketing efforts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Florida.

Evan is the founder of the Pinellas Tech Network Meetup. The networking night received a nomination in the Bridge Builder category at the 2020 Tampa Bay Tech Awards. Evan is also on the University of South Florida Digital Marketing Certificate Program Advisory Board.

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Nate Vigil, Immediate Past- President

Nate Vigil is a Senior Marketing Manager for a Digital Marketing Agency based in Chicago - Team 201. Nate assists middle-market SaaS companies in driving strategic growth and revenue in the digital space.

For the last 15+ years, Nate has led online marketing programs in web design, web development, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC), online marketing campaigns, and social media marketing strategy.

Nate is passionate about driving growth in the digital space, emphasizing obsessing over the user experience.

Mike Martino, Secretary


Nikki Rodgers

Nikki Rodgers, Treasurer

Nikki is the Director of Finance & Accounting at Spine Media, LLC where she is responsible for all aspects of Finance and Accounting. She leads all creation and deployment of new accounting/financial processes, procedures and reporting, and the establishment of new business entities. She is a CPA in the State of Florida and has over 14 years of experience in the industry.

Board Members

Beth Kerly

Beth Kerly, VP of Communications

Beth Kerly, MBA, is the Founder and CEO of Little Seed Venture, a consultancy dedicated to fostering innovation in higher education. With over 20 years in the sector, she previously served as Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and has taught at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa. Beth co-founded several educational programs, including a veterans entrepreneurship training now part of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Her earlier roles include Special Assistant to Governor Jeb Bush and positions at Conectiv Communications and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. Beth's work is marked by her commitment to innovation, community engagement, and strategic leadership in higher education.

Kelsy Long

Kelsy Long, VP Programming

Kelsy serves as the Director of Media Relations for Clearwater Marine Aquarium. She leads all media pitching, story development, content strategy, and content distribution to advance CMA’s mission and enhance the brand. Her efforts are focused on garnering international, regional, and local coverage for CMA. Kelsy has secured publicity in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Travel + Leisure, CNN, Boston Globe, and USA Today.

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Catherine Gagliardo, VP of Marketer of the Year

Cat is the owner of Branded by Cat, a boutique marketing agency passionate about bringing brands to life using creative, tangible products. Her expertise encompasses all facets of the product development process from concept to creation – including domestic & global sourcing, manufacturing, imprinting, and fulfillment. A University of Tampa alumna, she has built her Marketing career in Tampa Bay.

Gary Beemer

Gary Beemer, VP of Collegiate

Gary Beemer is a Lecturer of Marketing at The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business.

Prior to teaching, he was an entrepreneur and business owner, and then an intrapreneur in Sales and Marketing Management for nearly 25 years at Mars Inc. where he worked on brands such as Snickers®, M&M’s®, Starburst®, Combos® and others.

Rich Odato, VP of Membership


Pam Gaylor, VP of Sponsorship