We are thrilled to announce that our AMA Richmond chapter has been recognized for not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE Chapter Excellence Awards (CEAs)  for the 2019—20 year under Jennifer Barbin’s leadership as President. It’s truly an honor for our chapter to receive such amazing recognition amongst so many other chapters nationwide. The Richmond chapter received the following awards: Leadership Special Merit, Finance Special Merit, Membership Special Merit, Community Special Merit and the Resilience award. 

The Resilience Award

The Resilience award was a new and unique award created specifically for 2020, as it was awarded to chapters that were able to make a quick pivot in March as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Chapters could submit a separate “COVID” entry that was based on the following criteria: Situational Clarity, Community Empathy, Collaborative Learning, Response Creativity and Communication Effectiveness. Only three chapters received this award: Houston, Richmond and Washington D.C.

We are so proud of our Board for coming together quickly to pivot our events to virtual quickly and continue to bring value and events to our members during that time. Behind the scenes, our Board worked tirelessly to find a virtual platform, reschedule events, communicate to members and collaborate with other AMA chapters to figure out the best solutions to continue to provide educational content for our members and provide value for our sponsors. It was truly a team effort and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing team.

About the CEAs

The AMA’s annual Chapter Excellence Awards (CEAs) program highlights exceptional performance among the organization’s 70+ professional chapters across the U.S. and Canada. The CEAs were established in 1974 to recognize local AMA chapters for outstanding achievements in leadership, membership and programming. Entries are judged over a three-day period by a panel of past-presidents of award-winning chapters and members of the AMA Professional Chapters Council.

The AMA Richmond Board is proud to have our chapter recognized on a national level for the hard work and dedication of our board members to make the chapter great for our membership!