A Global Network

American Marketing Association, Tucson, is a volunteer-led local chapter of the AMA, one of the largest professional associations for marketers worldwide. The AMA boasts over 40,000 members across the globe in every area of marketing. This means a vast network of connections and resources are available to all members.

Locally, we are a hub for the marketing community in Southern Arizona. We are dedicated to being an essential resource for advancing the marketing profession. As a member, you can count on access to important information and valuable contacts to help boost your career and build a successful business.

Board Members

Robyn Gamboa, President

Bio coming soon!

Amanda Jeffers, Past-President

Work: Senior Marketing Associate, Proposal writer, CRM administrator, and general marketing super hero at CliftonLarsonAllen (www.CLAconnect.com) and member of AMA|Tucson since 2002.

Play: Outside of work I love to take advantage of all the wonderful things Tucson has to offer, farmers markets, restaurants (self acclaimed foodie). I also love the outdoors and Olive (dog) and I enjoy hiking, running, the outdoors, I am avid fitness enthusiast and kidney recipient working to always honor that gift.

Heather Floyd, Secretary

Bio coming soon!

Sarah Haner, VP Communications

Work: I am the Director of Marketing for a company based out of Dallas called Akorbi. Akorbi offers multilingual and integrated business solutions that help companies conduct business and communicate worldwide. Like most marketing positions, my job keeps me busy with a myriad of different tasks every day. I love that my job challenges me as a marketer to be innovative and creative, trying new approaches daily to educate companies about our brand.


Play: When I’m not working, I am enjoying time with my family. As a mom of two very active boys, there is never a dull moment. We love getting outside to visit the Desert Museum or the zoo. We love pool time, playing soccer, baseball, running around at the park, really anything that gets us out of the house. Another activity outside of work that I really enjoy is being on the board for AMA Tucson. I love being a part of such a creative and fun group that both encourages and supports my growth in marketing.

Matthew Tipton, VP Programming

Bio coming soon!

Zachary Bickel, VP Research

Bio coming soon!

Florence Ochoa, VP Website & Technology

Work: I work as a Marketing & Public Information Manager for the University of Arizona.  My job is to spread the good will of Parking & Transportation Services in visuals, communications, and the website. I work with other units within PTS to help promote their programs.


Play: When I am not working, I am on the everlasting quest for ramen, and I don’t mean the kind you get from a grocery store.  My husband and I are foodie enthusiasts with our favorite spots in Tucson and all over the US.  If you’re looking for recommendations, let me know–I do love more than ramen.

Alex Chavez, VP Collegiate Relations

Bio coming soon!