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Virtual Campfire: Celebrations


July 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT

Marketers are often change agents in accounting firms and thus we are focused on fixing things, improving things and identifying ways our firms can do better. Sometimes we can lose sight of the need and importance of celebrating the things that are done well and the people doing them. During this July campfire, we want to hear all the ways in which you’re CELEBRATING in your firm – client wins, promotions, incentive programs, office parties, etc. After this event, for the rest of the year, let’s focus on how we can celebrate even the smallest of accomplishments, because being recognized and celebrated breeds motivation – and there’s no better place for cheerleading than in the marketing department! Gooooooo Team!


Raissa Evans

Raissa joined Weaver as head of digital and lead gen in 2020, a full-service national CPA and advisory firm. She began her early career in the technology industry, then spent 12 years as head of marketing at PKF Texas, a firm recognized as a market-leader by its peers due to many industry firsts, winning more than 120 awards along the way. She founded her consultancy Running Reload LLC in 2015 where she works with clients on social optimization and Guided Marketing.

As a pioneer of digital strategy for professional services for more than 20 years, Raissa’s led digital transformations in marketing technology, web and content strategy and lead generation customer journeys. She speaks regularly on growth strategy, marketing operations, digital performance and the like.

She hosts AAM’s monthly Virtual Campfire video conference and was AAM Marketer of the Year 2011, was named “One to Watch” by Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential in Accounting, is Past President of Houston’s Interactive Marketing Association, and founder of non-profit Celtic Valor, which awards scholarships to veterans.

Amanda Sturdevant

Amanda is a marketing strategist and project manager with more than fifteen years of experience in accounting marketing. For the past seven years she’s served as Marketing Director and department of one at True Partners Consulting (TPC), a national tax-only accounting firm with nine offices across the U.S. To say ‘she wears many hats’ is an understatement. Alongside her awesome team of outsourced partners, Amanda provides strategic marketing counsel to the firm’s management team, manages all forms of marketing communications, plans conferences and events, trains firm professionals on marketing and business development topics and more. During her time at True Partners, she has created awareness of and increased respect for marketing’s value. She strongly believes that the most important thing an accounting marketer can do is build trust with the partners and professional staff by learning and understanding their business.

Amanda earned her MBA in Marketing Strategy & Planning from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago. She is also a proud alumna of the University of Wisconsin – Go Badgers! She works remotely from her home in Connecticut which she shares with her husband and two sons.

Amanda is a new co-host of AAM’s Virtual Campfire video conference series and looks forward to facilitating conversations on topics that help AAM members contribute to the growth of their firms.  Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn. 



July 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
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Emily Hensler