AMA Phoenix is proud to name Bill Lavidge as May’s Star Member of the Month. Lavidge is CEO and owner of The Lavidge Company, founded in 1982. Today it is among the largest full-service marketing firms in Arizona.
Lavidge’s career spans over 30 years, and demonstrates an active and supportive role in the marketing community. He is past chairman of KAET Public Television, the ASU M.B.A Council and the Phoenix Advertising Club, as well as a former board member of Valley Leadership. He has served on the Foundation Board of The Better Business Bureau, and was an analyst on the panel of Truth Watch, an investigative series sponsored by the Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV Channel 12 that reviewed and critiqued political advertising. Lavidge is a Member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds and was a founding member and past president of Phoenix Suns Charities and a past Chapter Chairman of the Young President’s Organization (YPO). Currently, he is a board member of the Harvey Mackay University, Bell Automotive Products and the MVP Foundation.
Lavidge attended Arizona State University, where he received an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration. He also has taught in the marketing department as a faculty associate for the university.
On being named May Star Member of the Month, Lavidge shares: My father, Bob Lavidge, served as the national AMA President in the 1970’s. Therefore, I have long been an admirer of the AMA and its on-going focus to provide relevant education in the constantly changing field of marketing. It is a nice, yet unexpected honor to named the Star Member of the Month.