Meet AMA Detroit’s New VP of Collegiate Relations

Katie McGerty, VP of Collegiate Relations for AMA Detroit

At AMA Detroit, one of our goals is to support students interested in pursuing marketing as a profession. To do this, we have a Collegiate Relations Committee dedicated to fostering growth for students in the Metro Detroit area and our student members. We have recently appointed a new VP of Collegiate Relations to the AMA Detroit Board! Let’s take a moment to get to know a bit more about Katie McGerty.

1. How did you get into marketing?
I have always been interested in marketing roles since high school. After college I started my career in more of an administrative role, which included a marketing aspect. About 8 years ago, I was able to secure a 100 percent marketing role and loved it ever since.

2. What do you enjoy most about AMA Detroit?
I love meeting new people from many different industries, yet still having similar roles and pain points. The programming is also really informative and a great way to learn a new perspective.

3. What do you look forward to as the VP of Collegiate Relations for AMA Detroit?
I look forward to connecting with individuals getting ready to start their careers. There is so much we can learn by taking a reverse- mentorship approach. Also, looking forward to providing resources and guidance that I didn’t have myself.

4. Any book recommendations for personal or professional growth?
One book I really enjoyed recently was ‘Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are’ by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Honestly, I don’t read too much, but listen to podcasts every day. Work Life with Adam Grant is a great podcast for workplace inspiration.

5. What’s one of your favorite quotes?
‘I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.’