Prof Celebrates 20 Years of AMA Perfect Attendance

Professor of Marketing and Management Dr. Burt Smith celebrated 20 years of perfect attendance with his 200th meeting of the Oklahoma City chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Smith was the youngest person named to AMA-OKC’s board in 1995, and he is a past president of the chapter, which received its first National Chapter Excellence Award under his leadership.

A few years ago, the chapter renamed its lifetime achievement award in Smith’s honor.

“It’s been an awfully good run, and I can’t thank AMA enough for the impact it has had on my career,” Smith said. “AMA has provided me and my students with access to the sharpest minds in the state. I’ve really enjoyed showcasing OC and helping students land great jobs and internships.”

In addition to teaching undergraduate marketing classes at Oklahoma Christian, Smith is an advisor and professor in OC’s MBA program. 

In 2009, he was honored with the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching award. He co-founded OC’s student chapter of the American Marketing Association, which he sponsors with Dr. Kerianne (Thomas 91) Roper.

Smith owns EMI Research Solutions, a market research consultancy, and has served clients such as Cox Communications, OG&E, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Subway, and the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Summer 2015

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