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New Mexico American Marketing Association

Established in 1983 and formally chartered in 1984,
the New Mexico Chapter of the American Marketing Association (NMAMA)
represents marketing professionals throughout New Mexico
—a full mix of client-side, agency and marketing service providers—
and provides a forum for the educational and professional development of its members.

The NMAMA helps the New Mexico marketing community understand a variety of
marketing related issues, trends and innovations through luncheons,
seminars and members-only events during the year.

Conferences and Training

Discounts on national and local AMA events. Learn from the best and brightest and network with industry leaders.

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Industry Publications

Membership includes a subscription to Marketing News and another AMA magazine or journal of your choice.

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Resources and Certifications

Access AMA job postings, experts, career and interview strategies, and become a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM).

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Upcoming Events

Monthly educational events, social events, LinkedIn Groups and volunteer opportunities give you
access to local business resources, prospective clients and marketing peers.

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Upcoming Events

Connect. Engage. Mingle. Whatever your career trajectory, the NMAMA has an event for you. Check out these upcoming opportunities to get connected with your peers through social events, learning opportunities, or just a chance to blow off some steam.

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David Swope

David Swope is an Account Executive and Radio Personality at ESPN Radio 101.7FM The TEAM. David brings 30 years of Marketing experience from a diverse background in public relations, promotions and sales management. His background includes ownership and operations of a retail business, a Financial Planner and General Manager of a multipurpose motorsports facility. Fundraising and public service background include Leadership Albuquerque, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, UNM Alumni Association and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.

Special interests and talents combined with the launch of the New Mexico Motorsports Report on 1550AM KIVA in April of 2010 while David was the GM at Sandia Motor Speedway. A fan of motor racing and all things motorsports related, David had the opportunity to join the TEAM at ESPN Radio Albuquerque KQTM in November of 2012. The New Mexico Motorsports Report started its broadcast in February of 2013 on 101.7FM with a Live Broadcast from the Super Nationals at EXPO New Mexico.

As a lifelong resident of Albuquerque and graduate of UNM, David has developed an extensive and diverse network of contacts. The opportunity to connect with other likeminded professionals is essential in his continued growth and commitment to the community.


President & CEO

The President and CEO is responsible for establishing Chapter objectives for the year and determines whether these objectives contribute to the Chapter’s long-range goals. The President has stewardship in ensuring the Chapter is better than before and that leaders are developed to grow the Chapter. One of the President’s most important responsibilities is to work with the President-Elect to prepare the Chapter for the following year.


Kim Delker

Kim is the marketing director for the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico, where she is responsible for all marketing and communications for the school, including publications, websites, and public relations efforts. Kim is a native of Muncie, Indiana, and came to Albuquerque in late 2013 with her husband, Collin, who is an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. Since 2005, she worked in public relations, marketing and writing positions at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Before that, she worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Indiana.


President‐Elect & COO

The president-elect assists the president in chapter management and learns about the overall operation of the chapter to begin planning for the presidency. The president-elect automatically becomes president at the end of the year following his/her election as president-elect.


David Peabody

As a successful small business owner for more than 12 years, David brings his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to NMAMA as President/CEO. FASTSIGNS is a recognized leader in the sign industry with over 540 franchised centers in eight countries. David was awarded General Manager of the Year in 2004, and won the prestigious Profit Leader Award in 2013. The Profit Leader Award recognizes the center with the highest Owners Discretionary Profit percentage for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. David achieved the highest score of the 550+ FASTSIGNS centers.


Immediate Past President

The president and CEO is responsible for establishing Chapter objectives for the year and determines whether these objectives contribute to the Chapter’s long-range goals. The President has stewardship in ensuring the Chapter is better than before and that leaders are developed to grow the Chapter. One of the President’s most important responsibilities is to work with the President-Elect to prepare the Chapter for the following year.


Dawn Bodenner

Dawn Bodenner is an award winning, brand-centric content strategist with an extensive creative portfolio, achieving deliverables for advertising concepts, marketing strategy, and community development projects for profit and nonprofit organizations. Bodenner currently heads marketing and is involved in the sales effort for regional logistics company, DMC Logistics and its air affiliate Aerolynx Charter. She has over 26 years’ experience providing marketing and sales solutions to diverse industries, including a regional advertising agency headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serving as its President and Executive Director for 16 years. Person quote: “Marketing is here to facilitate the decision making process for internal and external customers. It's not about information alone. It's real knowledge and a complete understanding of a business problem that results in an educated attempt at a solution to sell ideas and services, and move product. Creativity ties it all together.” Dawn believes that the best way to help any organization she joins is to get involved.


VP of Programming & Strategic Partnerships

The Vice President of Strategic Partnerships holds centralized accountability and oversight on the development of constructive partnerships for the organization. This position also assists the Membership Committee with a range of strategic responsibilities to increase membership and bring organization benefits to a wider audience.


Chandani Bhasin

Chandani Bhasin is the founder and director of marketing for Robust Marketing Solutions (RMS). At RMS, Chandani helps small to medium sized businesses with their overall branding, messaging, marketing collateral, website design/management, social media management and events/trade shows. With clientele ranging from local businesses to international establishments her experience is vast.

Having an MBA in Marketing Management and five years of experience, Chandani has worked with companies such as Wells Fargo, Kraft Foods, Metabolic Research Center and one of the largest homeopathic companies in the world, Heel USA. While at Heel USA, Chandani worked as the social media and events manager where her campaign for the flagship product Traumeel received great recognition in the company-wide global magazine. Shortly after this, she was promoted to the role of marketing brand manager where she managed and successfully assisted in the re-branding of Heel’s expansive allergy and cold/flu line of products. After her expedited success at Heel USA, Chandani decided to build her own path and founded RMS.

Chandani constantly strives to provide her clients with unmatched marketing support, all the while giving back to the community by assisting non-profit organizations with their marketing needs.


VP of Marketing & Communications

The Vice President of Marketing and Communications is responsible for overseeing the marketing initiatives of the organization including a marketing plan for the organization as a whole and for individual events. The VP of Marketing and Communications should have experience with developing and implementing marketing plans and strategies, possess excellent organizational and communication skills; and, lead and support the President and other VP's to increase awareness, attendance and involvement of these activities.


Bill Walters

Bill Walters is currently retired. As major stockholder, CEO and Marketing Officer for ABA Creative Web Services for 15 years Bill brings marketing and sales experience as well as management experience. In past lives Bill was an Air Force Officer responsible for organizations as large as 125 technical personnel. As an Engineering Manager Bill organized and ran a office of eight engineers providing services to the US Air Force and Sandia National Labs.
With over 20 years experience with Quickbooks Bill maintains the Chapter's finances and has done so for almost 12 years.


VP of Finances

As Chief Financial Officer for the New Mexico AMA Chapter Bill records and pays bills, generates monthly, annual and other financial reports as directed by the Board of Directors. Generates and submits monthly and annual financial reports and an annual budget as required by AMA IH. The CFO also prepares and files state and federal tax reports and reports to the NM Secretary of State as required by law.


Charlotte Koppin

Charlotte Koppin has over 15 years experience in the IT field and as a business owner. Charlotte has lead her Company, Bocotek, in developing a business that provides computer network and print management services to help clients address industry challenges, cost containment and transformation in the customers competitive marketplace or public service environment. Bocotek was launched in 1999, as a direct result from the private and public sector searching for sound IT consulting back by complete ongoing IT Management.

Charlotte saw businesses frustrated with many different vendors and consultants that had ideas for improvement but no solid resolution or action plan. She wanted to help not only consult Bocotek clients but provide them with the tools to improve their IT infrastructure and keep it running.
Bocotek helps our clients with Information Technology initiatives, big or small, with expertise ranging from Cloud Migration, Remote Network Management, Backup and Disaster plans, IT Investment and Complete Document Control. We serve as an honest, flexible, and innovative partner that is committed to providing you the right information technology solution and services.


VP of Technology

The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for establishing the NMAMA's technical vision and leading all aspects of technology development, according to its strategic direction and growth objectives.


Jerry Matthews

With more than 20 years experience, Jerry has helped provide the voice and personality of global and local brands. As a copywriter and brand strategist for publishing companies and advertising agencies in Atlanta, Southern California, Seattle and Albuquerque, he has worked in a variety of fields including automotive, healthcare, computer hardware/software, nonprofit and education. Well versed in traditional and new media, Jerry is an independent contractor who has helped many companies develop brand content that reaches the right audience with the right message.


Copy Writing Chair

The copy writing chair is responsible for developing marketing copy for all NMAMA materials.


Meet the Board

NMAMA is member focused, resource oriented and value driven. Our mission is to create and provide
New Mexico’s Marketing Professionals with leading resources for continuing education, career development and peer-to-peer networking. Our goals is to provide a venue for marketing professionals to share
resources and ideas in a non-competitive environment.


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Become a Member

Joining the American Marketing Association will do more than connect you with its 30,000 members worldwide. It also gives you access to marketing knowledge, training, tools and tactics, as well as exposure to leading-edge technology. On the local level, AMA connects you with unparalleled peer networking opportunities with the marketing professionals active right here in New Mexico. If you’re looking for ways to advance your career, take a serious look at AMA. Join today!

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Member Spotlight

The Member Spotlight is an opportunity to get to know some of our members, hear about their accomplishments,
and learn how the NMAMA complements their efforts.

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