WSI Franchisee Elected to Become Local American Marketing Association Chapter President

WSI Internet Marketing Consultant Neal Lappe Assumes the Role of AMA President for the Richmond, VA Chapter

Toronto, Canada, June 22, 2011 --( Neal Lappe, an Internet Marketing Consultant and franchisee of WSI, the world's #1 Internet franchise, was recently appointed to become the new president of the American Marketing Association (AMA) for Richmond, Virginia. A long-standing member of the AMA, Neal was nominated by the board of directors to represent his local chapter. After the annual voting process, he was elected by the chapter population to join the slate of officers and serve a one-year term as the Richmond, VA chapter president.

"It is truly an honor to be voted by my peers within the American Marketing Association to represent members within my region," says Neal Lappe, WSI franchisee and new AMA chapter president. "Richmond, Virginia has one of the most successful chapters in the US and is consistently recognized as such by the national organization. Our group is made up of outstanding marketing and advertising professionals with years of experience ranging across all media. I am delighted to serve as their president and look forward to an exciting year within the AMA."

As the AMA chapter president, Neal will lead the Richmond, VA group in arranging information exchange opportunities, educational initiatives, relationship building programs and facilitating resource sharing among members. He aims to achieve a high level of quality and programming that empowers marketers throughout the region to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional development.

Ron McArthur, president of WSI, says, "As a tenured WSI franchisee and Internet Marketing Consultant, Neal Lappe served as chairman of our company marketing committee for 2 years. With a strong marketing background, Neal is a well-respected individual within our WSI franchise network. I'm confident he will continue to provide the same level of value to the American Marketing Association."

The AMA is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching and development of marketing worldwide. As president of the local AMA chapter, Neal will act as a leader in the marketing community working with the board of directors to heighten awareness in the marketing profession and improve resources available to the development of marketing professionals.

About WSI – we simplify the Internet:

WSI is the world's leading Internet franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world's largest Digital Marketing Consultants' network with its head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2010, WSI was the proud recipient of 6 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program


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