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Marketing EDGE Engages a New Generation of Marketers

We’re thrilled to announce that Avalon President Allison Porter was recently named to another term as Assistant Treasurer on the Marketing EDGE Board of Trustees.

marketing edgeMarketing EDGE is a nonprofit whose mission is to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing. It gives young people who have a desire to give back to their communities and feel good about their work the skills they need to succeed in our industry. Marketing EDGE supports aspiring marketers through scholarships, job placement assistance, education, seminars, networking, mentoring, and research. 

Allison’s service on the Marketing EDGE board puts into practice her recent post about how to help Millennials who are seeking careers with meaning and purpose—and correlates with Marketing EDGE’s mission to expand the pool of trained, workforce-ready marketers. 

As Allison has shown through her own commitment, it’s incumbent upon those of us with years of nonprofit experience to connect with students and aspiring marketers thoughtfully, showing them how they can fulfill their aspirations for careers of service and meaning within our industry. Then we can take that commitment to the next level by using our experience and connections to nurture and mentor the next generation of marketers.