Volunteer Spotlight Char Graham

Char Graham

Who are you?
Chardonnay Graham, graduate of Notre Dame College, current marketing and public relations specialist, and owner of Touch Cleveland. I am an ambitious, free-spirit with an unwavering optimistic attitude sprinkled with a sense of humor. I am a poet, chocolate-chip cookie addict and believer in the law of energy.

Why did you join the AMA?
I joined AMA because I enjoy serving and want to be in a position where I was could contribute and develop my marketing skills. I am also eager to meet more individuals in my field.

What is your position within the AMA?
Director, Membership Retention

What types of activities are you in charge of?
I oversee contacting upcoming and recently expired members to encourage them to stay enrolled or find out why they do not plan to renew.

What do you love about volunteering?
Volunteering allows the freedom of expression and creativity that you don’t always get within work positions. It allows you the opportunity to freely dedicate your skills all while creating organic relationships with individuals you may not normally come across.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, journaling, listening to music, watching suspenseful movies and sitcoms, camping out at the lake, exercising and looking for new things to do.

What are three interesting facts about you?

  1. I have a perfectly centered beauty-mark above my upper lip, that was not always there and it literally appeared overnight.
  2. I danced with Inlet Dance Theatre for 1 year before an injury occurred. Dancing is a talent I wish I never gave up.
  3. When public speaking, I try to imagine I’ve already met everyone in the room to make myself feel more comfortable and trick myself into being more conversational in my delivery.

What are your career and/or personal ambitions?
I want to create and manage marketing and PR campaigns in industries related to community and business development to grow and understand those audiences, and to establish a direct influence over the growth of those industries. Perhaps I’ll acquire a husband and grow a couple kids along the way.

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