About VAME

The purpose of VAME shall be to:

  • maintain an active role of professional leadership in the promotion of Marketing on the local, state, and national levels.

  • provide an open forum for the study and discussion of questions involving Marketing.

  • encourage and support the further development of programs that will both improve and broaden the scope of Marketing within the educational programs of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Virginia Association of Marketing Educators functions as a professional group with the Marketing division of the Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VA ACTE), and is also affiliated with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the Virginia Education Association (VEA), & the Marketing Education Association (MEA).

Program of Work

  • Enhance the career clusters and pathways instruction in the classroom by providing professional development activities at the VAME annual conference.

  • Provide activities for industry certification at the VAME annual conference for marketing educators through online certification and workshops.

  • Support DECA co-curricular activities by providing updates and training to marketing educators at the VAME annual conference and throughout the school year.

  • Maintain the VAME website and our member only VAME Shared Lesson site, to provide vital information to marketing educators.

  • Maintain professional connection with the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE) in support of their legislative initiatives.

  • Sponsor annual student scholarship through the Virginia DECA Foundation.

Maybe you would like to take an active role in all that VAME does?

It's time to nominate yourself or someone else for the VAME Board.


The following positions will be up for election at the 2023 VAME Professional Development Institute.

  • President-Elect

  • Public Relations

  • Region 3 Director

  • Region 4 Director

  • Region 5 Director

Please direct any questions pertaining to VAME Board nominations to Richard Totten.



Section 1: The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and the executive board, and shall have general supervision over the affairs of the association. He/she shall appoint members to fill unexpired terms of board members until the next regular elections and perform other duties necessary for the successful operation of the association.

Section 2: The president-elect shall preside at all meetings in the absence of the president; or, if unable to do so, the officer appointed by the president shall assume these duties. He/she shall serve as program chairman at all meetings, keep the president informed of its activities, be chairman of the nominating committee, and shall perform other such duties as may be assigned him/her by the president.

Section 3: The duties of the secretary shall be to keep accurate minutes of the business meeting and executive board meetings. He/she shall also conduct such correspondence and duties as assigned by the president.

Section 4: The treasurer shall receive, disburse, and keep accurate records of all funds of the association-related activities under the direction of the president. He/she shall keep accurate membership records and forward dues collected to MEA, VACTE, and ACTE.

Section 5: Region directors shall assume responsibilities for memberships, news, and liaison with the executive board for the respective geographic area. Directors shall perform other such duties as requested by the president.

Section 6: The public relations director shall promote the organization through newsletter media and correspondence with appropriate groups or individuals to achieve the goals of the VAME organization.