Marketing Mentorships in Chicago

Launching in fall 2023, AMA Chicago’s marketing mentorship program will match new marketers with experienced professionals for monthly, one-on-one mentorship sessions. This program is in high demand, and we welcome all prospective proteges and mentors to apply.

Get a quick overview with this live conversation from mentor Jen Spainhour and AMA Chicago President Chris McGuire.

Mentorship Program Details

program requirements

Criteria for Proteges

Mentorships are available for proteges in any of marketing’s diverse specialties. Proteges should be:

  • Currently employed in a marketing position
  • Able to provide clear goals for participation in the program
  • Available for monthly one-on-one meetings with a mentor

Download a 1-pager with complete details about being a protege

One year of enrollment in this program is $200. The program is only open to active AMA Chicago members, but non-members may purchase membership as part of the application process.


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program requirements

Criteria for Mentors

Mentors are needed across each of marketing’s niches, including experienced professionals in market research, social media, DEI, project management, and general career growth and hurdles. Mentors must have:

  • 10+ years of professional marketing experience
  • Experience in managing and/or mentoring
  • Current AMA Chicago membership
  • Availability for an initial training session and monthly one-on-one meetings with a protege

Download a 1-pager with complete details about being a mentor

Apply to be a mentor

    Our Mentors

  • Kristian A. Alomá, PhD

    Author, Founder & CEO of Threadline

  • Jennifer Spainhour, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP

    Founder, Executive Coach & Career Empowerment Coach at Position For Success Coaching & Consulting

  • Oladoyin Taiwo

    Marketing and Communications Manager, Athlos Academies

  • Colleen Fahey

    Author & US Managing Director, Sixième Son

  • Paul Kuzma

    Founder, KUZMA & Creative Agency

Apply to be a mentor

The below application is for mentors only. Apply to be a protege here.

AMA Chicago Mentor Application

Complete this form to apply to become a mentor with AMA Chicago. Mentors will be matched with proteges in October 2023, followed by mentor training and a program kick-off.

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Approximately how many employees are at your company?*

Your experience

Please explain your specialties in marketing as well as the years of experience you have in each area.
What topics would you be most interested in mentoring on?
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Do you prefer to be matched with a protege of a certain gender?*
Please note that we will try to honor these requests, but it is dependent on our mentor pool and the number of requests.

Your communication preferences

What is your preferred communication method?
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What is your monthly availability for mentoring sessions?
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Questions? If you’d like more information about this mentorship program, contact Jen Spainhour: