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Power Hour

Join us for our monthly Power Hours designed to keep you up-to-date with marketing trends from some of Central Texas' thought leaders in the marketing industry.


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Career Progression 101:

How to Start or Advance Your Career in Marketing

School has started and it's time for a lesson in career advancement. Join us for an hour-long discussion covering ways to ensure your marketing career continues to evolve and you find joy in your professional responsibilities.

Whether you're just out of school or a tenured marketing professional, this conversation will help you take advancement seriously.

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September 21st, 2023 @ 5:30pm

Capital Factory | 701 Brazos St., Austin, Texas


  • 5:30pm Registration and Welcome Drinks
  • 6:00pm Panel Begins
  • 7:00pm Networking
  • 7:30pm Event Concludes

$10 (AMA Austin Members)

$25 (Non-AMA Members)

What Will You Learn?

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from marketing professionals about the latest strategies for building online communities of loyal customers.

  • What should my marketing resume look like?
  • What kinds of metrics should I be monitoring for my personal growth?
  • What are the best ways to network?
  • How do I get my foot in the door at my dream organization?


We've gathered an expert panel of hiring managers, recruiters, and marketing managers who will explain what they're looking for in their next hire/placement, so you'll be better prepared when your dream job becomes available.

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Lisa Wickham

Associate Director of Talent Acquisition
Lisa Wickham is a 15-year advertising veteran who has worked at global, national, and regional ad agencies including Y&R New York, Carat San Francisco, and GSD&M. As a former ad agency Account Director, she pivoted into the recruiting world. She started her marketing/advertising staffing career at Robert Half – the world’s oldest and largest specialized staffing agency. Currently acts as Associate Director of Talent Acquisition for full-service ad agency GSD&M in Austin.
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Jean Orrison

Practice Leader
Hire Better
Jean Orrison has over 20 years of professional and progressive experience in human resources and talent acquisition. She has sourced and placed top talent at all levels - from entry-level to C-suite in a variety of disciplines and industries and from all over the world. Jean's experience includes serving as a Practice Leader for a boutique retained search firm, a former Human Resources Executive for rapidly growing domestic and international organizations where talent acquisition was always a top priority, owning a talent acquisition agency for several years as well as serving as a job search and interview coach for over 12 years. Truly everything talent-related is her passion!
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Abby Vernacchia

Practice Director
Robert Half
Abby is the Practice Director for Robert Half’s Talent Solutions Marketing and Creative Contract team here in Austin. In this role Abby has greatly enjoyed making connections with candidates and helping them find new opportunities, successfully growing her Austin client base and helping them find top talent, working with her team, as well as trademarking Future of Work Friday showcasing her goofy golden Lincoln, aka Link on LinkedIn.

Interested in Sponsoring or Speaking at this Power Hour?

We are currently looking for organizations and individuals to partner with for this event! If you're interested in hosting, speaking or sponsoring this  event, we'd be delighted to work with you.

Please reach out to AMA Austin Director of Partnerships & Sponsorships, Ryan Fontana, and he'll get back to you with our current options and opportunities for this event!

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