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.

Lauren Smith
Marketing Coordinator, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Website: www.onehourcomfort.com

Judy Jessen
Immediate Past President
Executive Vice President, Mitchell Allen Group

Website: www.mitchellallen.com


Administrative Assistant, Global Professional Services, LifeNet Health

Heather Boyd
Accounting Manager, ORPHANetwork

Website: www.ORPHANetwork.org

Heather McEntee
Metrics Chair
Marketing Director, ARCSys

Occasio Gee
Membership Chair
Marketing Manager, Liberty Tax
Website: www.LibertyTax.com

Lindsey Durfee
Communications Chair
Account Executive, ndp agency

Website: www.ndp.agency

Kim Moss
Southside Event Chair
Manager of Client Relations, Studio Center

Website: www.studiocenter.com

Paula Lumsden
Peninsula Event Chair
Marketing Director, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

Website: www.mytpmg.com

Duncan Byers
Legal Counsel
Shareholder, Pender & Coward PC
Work Email: dbyers@pendercoward.com
Website: www.pendercoward.com

Ha Koehler
Programming Chair
Senior Public Relations Specialist, Seventh Point
Work Email: hkoehler@seventhpoint.com
Website: www.seventhpoint.com

Open Position
Collegiate Relations Chair

Open Position
Sponsorship Chair