AMA NEO Volunter Spotlight: Chris Karel

Chris Karel

Chris Karel is a member of the AMA NEO Executive Board and serves as Vice President of Programming & Events. Chris works as creative director for Cinecraft, a video production company.

Who are you? Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a dad, spouse, volunteer, writer, creative director, businessman, Star Wars nerd, sports fan, and foodie! I’m currently creating a series of short video stories that will help tell my client’s story to a variety of audiences.

What is your position within the AMA?
AMA NEO Executive Board, Vice President of Programming & Events.

What types of activities are you in charge of?
I build relationships to generate meaningful, relevant, and valuable events for our membership and the greater marketing community.

Why did you join the AMA?
Joining the AMA was about growing my network and adding knowledge to my marketing skillset.

What do you love about volunteering?
I love helping people.

What are your hobbies?
Platform Tennis (Paddle), Gourmet Cooking, Wine tasting, fishing, streaming, writing

What are three interesting facts about you?

  • I was born on a day of a massive Monarch butterfly migration.
  • I play Buddy the Elf in Light Up Lakewood.
  • I’m happiest around water.

If you could be one character in Mad Men (or any other television show) who would it be?
Luke Cage

What are your career and/or personal ambitions?
I want to publish a book, make a Hollywood movie, and live in a tropical area.

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