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Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Garrick

September 14, 2020 1:00PM

Everything that AMA Minnesota offers would not be possible without the amazing work of our volunteers. Often their work is done behind the scenes. To thank our volunteers and bring their efforts to light, we regularly showcase them in a Volunteer Spotlight.

Meet Lori Garrick, AMA MN VP, Programming!

Volunteer Since: July 2019

Job Title: Product Manager

Company: Fey Industries

1. Why did you decide to become a volunteer with AMA MN?

I was looking for an opportunity to meet/network with local marketing experts..

2. What do you enjoy most about being a board member for your committee?

The programming committee plays a vital role in providing relevant topics and current marketing trends to our community. I love partnering with a team that makes these events possible.

3. Why is being a volunteer with AMA MN important to you?

I want to stay abreast of marketing best practices and trends, and the AMA MN allows me to do this. I also very much enjoy networking with our community, everyone has a unique background and skills, bringing different viewpoints to the table.

4. What’s the one thing you wish others knew about volunteering with AMA MN? What makes it unique?

It’s easy and FUN! You can spend as much or as little time volunteering, whatever your schedule allow. And you get to interact with some really cool people.

The AMA MN is unique, in that we offer a wide array of marketing content, where other organizations have a more narrow focus. 

5. What is some of the best advice you've received in your career?

Follow your intuition and always keep going. The work that is really hard is worth doing and usually takes perseverance.

6. Besides volunteering, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Canoeing, hiking and reading. I’m also on a mission to visit all the state parks in Minnesota.

Connect with Lori on LinkedIn!