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The Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) in 1979 established the honorary designation of "SMA Fellow." The intent of this designation is to recognize a very limited number of scholars in light of their exemplary service to the Society and their significant scholarly contributions to the advancement of marketing thought over a sustained period of time. By later action of the Board of Governors (BOG), the designation title changed from “SMA Fellow” to “SMA Distinguished Fellow,” with all prior recipients automatically converted to the new designation. SMA Distinguished Fellow designees will be members in good standing of the SMA. Selection is based on the recommendation of an SMA Distinguished Fellows Nominating Committee and subsequent affirmation by the SMA BOG. This year’s nominating committee consists of the following three SMA Distinguished Fellows:
Members of SMA who have provided exemplary long-term service to the Society and made significant scholarly contributions to the advancement of marketing thought over a sustained period of time are eligible to be nominated for consideration for the "SMA Distinguished Fellow" designation. There are two separate selection criteria, both of which must be met for an individual to be designated SMA Distinguished Fellow. It is incumbent on the Nominating Committee and the BOG to judge each potential candidate in terms of both of these criteria, taking into account that either criterion in-and-of-itself is insufficient for selection. The selection criteria are as follows:
Service: This shall consist of individuals who have taken on multiple high level service responsibilities within the organization over a period exceeding 10 years. The list of possible endeavors would consist of, but is not limited to the following:
Research: Evidence of significant contribution to the discipline could consist of, but is not limited to, the following:
A complete list of all SMA Distinguished Fellows, by year inducted, can be found at: https://www.societyformarketingadvances.org/Distinguished-Fellows To be considered by the Nominating Committee for Distinguished Fellow designation for the current year’s cycle, nominations must be received no later than Thursday September 1, 2022. Self-nominationsare not accepted. To be considered, the nomination must include, at a minimum:
Important: Any selected SMA Distinguished Fellow must attend the upcoming 2022 SMA conference to be recognized by the Society for their accomplishment. Please send nominations by email by Thursday September 1, 2022 to Joe Hair (email@example.com), Chris Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Diane Edmondson (email@example.com).
The Society for Marketing Advances has recognized these distinguished individuals for their meritorious contributions to the Society and to the marketing discipline: