Join AMADC’S Executive Marketer Leadership Circle

A premier peer network for chief communication and marketing executives.


This invitation-only executive group, developed by the board of the American Marketing Association’s DC chapter and leading senior marketers, is comprised of marketing leaders from the area’s largest corporations and nonprofits.

Members of the Executive Marketer Leadership Circle (EMLC) share a desire to connect with peers in an environment of trust and confidentiality, and to enhance their executive leadership skills through idea exchange and unique learning opportunities.

Your annual membership includes a series of exclusive events that offer you the opportunity to:

  • Share diverse perspectives and build trusted relationships with your peers.
  • Enhance your influence in the C-suite and business community.
  • Solve common leadership, operational and organizational challenges.
  • Accelerate and demonstrate your marketing effectiveness.

The Executive Marketer Leadership Circle ensures you have a peer network you can rely upon as you adapt to ongoing change within and outside your organization. We tackle marketing and business challenges, discuss best practices in leveraging top industry trends, and hone our leadership skills to maximize our own career growth opportunities as well as those of the organizations for which we work.


Build trusted relationships and teamwork.


Learn strategies and great data of resources.


Motivate and challenge yourself and others.


Membership in the EMLC is offered to a limited number of C-suite and executives from the DC/MD/VA metro area who are responsible for the full communications and marketing operation of a qualifying corporate/commercial, nonprofit organization, or government entity. We use the following factors to determine if eligibility meets the criteria for the leadership circle:

  • Members must hold one of the following titles (or the equivalent): Chief Communications/Marketing Officer, EVP/SVP/VP, Managing Director, or Partner.
  • Lead a marketing team with a minimum of two full-time employees.
  • Marketing business owners, consultants, and agency partners who have a minimum of two clients who are responsible for a marketing team of three people each are also invited to apply.
  • Can commit to attending our group’s meetings and events on a regular basis.



  • Executive members pay an annual fee of $795.
  • A $50 fee for signature events with dinner.

All fees are due and payable at the beginning of each membership term. Dinner events are pay-as-you-go



Charter members of the Executive Marketer Leadership Circle can look forward to these benefits:

  • Up to six exclusive CMO-only events, either in-person or virtual.
  • Private receptions in conjunction with select AMA signature events.
  • Speaking opportunities at AMADC membership events.
  • Access to AMA resources, discipline-specific white papers, research reports, etc.
  • Opportunity to bring a guest to any event, in-person or virtual, at no extra charge (the fee for the dinner events is also $50 for each guest).

For questions and enrollment information, contact Joy Levin at

“The exclusivity of the Executive Marketer Leadership Circle (EMLC) fosters an environment of trust and confidentiality, creating a space where marketing leaders from the area’s largest corporations and nonprofits can connect on a profound level. In a world where adaptability is key, the Executive Marketer Leadership Circle ensures that you have a peer network providing support and camaraderie to help navigate the ongoing changes in today’s dynamic business environment.”

Erin Orr, Director of Marketing
Virginia Spine Institute

“What I like about the Executive Marketer Leadership Circle is being able to connect and learn from other senior-level marketers in a collegial, open way. It’s a refreshing opportunity to engage authentically about things I care about.”

Amberlee Huggins, Chief Marketing Officer

“The EMLC group is an excellent way to network within the DC community and discuss current issues in marketing.  The gatherings are small enough that we can have meaningful conversations, but large enough that we can have a breadth of viewpoints.  The shared perspectives and experiences help equip one to deal with and lead in a rapidly changing environment.”

Randall Borgersen, Senior Director & Head of Multifamily Marketing
Freddie Mac

“EMLC was a transformative experience for me, offering invaluable continuing education and networking opportunities that have significantly enriched my professional journey.”

Carly Khanna, Chief Brand Officer
AE Works