Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) has announced its new board of directors and president for the 2021-2022 board term. The new board features six first-time members as well as eight returning members.

Qiana Cressman, National Director of Biomedical Partnerships at the American Red Cross, will join the board of directors as VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This new board position is responsible for driving and increasing diversity in AMA Tampa Bay’s speakers, partnerships, board members, and members at all levels.

“It is important for the composition of our leadership, partnerships and endeavors to reflect the diverse community of members and professionals we serve,” said Cressman. “I’m excited to lead the advancement of our DE&I objectives for AMA Tampa Bay in collaboration with the board.” 

Hussain Shamseddine, Digital Marketing Manager at the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Make It Tampa Bay, brings over 15 years of experience in marketing management to the position of board president. He steps into the role on July 1, 2021 as Justine Burke, Vice President of Marketing at Metropolitan Ministries, becomes immediate past president.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead our AMA-zing Tampa Bay chapter of 300 members strong,” said Shamseddine. “The Tampa Bay area is open for business and we are noticing an influx of new talent moving to the area daily. With our growing population comes an opportunity for our chapter to support and build an even larger community for marketing professionals.”

The complete 2021-2022 board roster includes:

AMA Tampa Bay, established in 1962 originally as the Florida West Coast Chapter and revitalized in 1994 as Tampa Bay, is a local membership organization of the national American Marketing Association for marketing professionals with the mission to be the essential community for marketers and is dedicated to the future of marketing and innovation. AMA provides access to marketing resources, networking opportunities, career resources and monthly events with nationally recognized speakers discussing the latest trends, developments, and hot topics in marketing. For more information visit www.amatampabay.org  |  @amatampabay

About the American Marketing Association (AMA)

As the largest community-based marketing association in the world, the AMA is trusted by marketing and sales professionals to help them discover what’s coming next in the industry. Our community of local chapters span more than 70 cities and 320 college campuses throughout North America. We’re home to award-winning content, PCM® professional certification, four premiere academic journals, and industry-leading live and virtual training events. For more information about the AMA, visit www.ama.org