About Us


American Marketing Association Hampton Roads strives to engage the local marketing community by offering essential tools, educational information and networking opportunities. We aim to be the leading resource essential for local marketers, providing a channel for exchanging industry knowledge, elevating the careers of our members and ultimately, putting answers into action.


Our industry is constantly changing. We are the local marketing force that helps to shape the field and ensures our members can stay ahead of the curve and excel in their careers. We believe knowledge itself is not power. Rather, power is knowledge applied.


The AMA Hampton Roads Board Members are dedicated volunteers committed to the chapter’s mission and delivering a strong return on your investment with us. We encourage your involvement as a member volunteer as we take the AMA Hampton Roads to an even higher level of excellence.

Judy Jessen
Executive Vice President, Mitchell Allen Group

Website: www.mitchellallen.com

Gary Carr
Immediate Past President
Account Executive, Progressive Graphics
Website: www.progressivegraphics.com


Administrative Assistant, Global Professional Services, LifeNet Health

Heather McEntee
Metrics Chair
Director of Communications, Virginia Beach United Methodist Church

Website: www.vbumc.org

Leisa Melancon
Membership Chair
Director, Heron Crest Marketing

Donna Drew
Membership Administrative Chair
Owner, TapSnap 1105

Website: www.tapsnap1105.com

Paula Lumsden
Peninsula Event Chair
Director of Marketing and Communications, Tidewater Physical Therapy

Website: www.tpti.com

Teri Denton-McCarthy
SIG Chair
Owner, M Squared Media Services

Jennifer Hill
Communications Chair
Account Manager, Rubin Communications Group

Website: www.rubincommunications.com

Ed Ware
Board Member At Large
Director Communications & Marketing, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Open Position

Open Position
Legal Counsel

Open Position
Sponsorship Chair

Open Position
Programming Chair

Open Position
Southside Event Chair

Open Position
Collegiate Relations Chair