Volunteer Spotlight: Tamara Kenworthy
A long time member, Tamara started her journey with the AMA in 1989 in Cincinnati (almost 30 years ago!). Here in Iowa, she has served on the board starting in 2004 where she held positions as Program Vice-Chair, Program Chair, Vice President and was the AMA Iowa President during the 2007-2008 board year. As the president and founder of On Point Strategies, Tamara lends both her services as a sponsor and her time as volunteer to help AMA Iowa continually improve our programming and membership value through the surveys that she conducts on our behalf.
Get to Know Tamara
Why do you volunteer for AMA Iowa?
I’m at a point in my career where I need to give back to the profession that I love, so I enjoy volunteering with the various events and member surveys throughout the year.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Originally from Iowa, I moved to Cincinnati when I got married. I started on the client side, earned an MBA at the University of Cincinnati and then moved back to Iowa where I worked on the agency side of marketing and research. In 2007, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of having my own business. On Point Strategies provides strategic planning, marketing planning and market research services to a range of clients in diverse industries.
Who inspires you?
I’m inspired right now by several thought leaders in the creative problem solving space, particularly a program by the Creative Education Foundation. I’m also inspired by the brave individuals who launched the #MeToo movement; it’s long overdue to bring greater equality to women in the workplace.
What is the latest book you read?
I read a lot and love that my book club picks books I wouldn’t normally read. We just finished My Brilliant Friend, and I’m also reading the Hamilton biography. I’m working with a book author right now on marketing his new book, Deadly Ground - which has been really fun to work on!
What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
If I hadn’t gone to college, I would have owned a dance school. I grew up in dance and danced through college; it’s in my DNA. I still take tap lessons and am in a ballroom dance club with my husband.
AMA Iowa is honored to have a dedicated and talented volunteer like Tamara. If you want to follow in Tamara’s footsteps and start your journey as a volunteer, contact us today!