For The Media

Words are the lifeblood of writers, and the ASJA is actively recruiting members interested in using their words to serve on the organization's Marketing Committee. Responsibilities can range from working with our professional staff on social media promotions, overseeing the organization's brand, writing promos for upcoming events and more.

Tami Kamin Meyer, the ASJA's newly appointed Marketing chair, is actively recruiting a few members interested in highlighting the organization's prolific programs, captivating conferences and steadfast leadership stewarding the organization. "While I am humbled and proud to have been named to this position, I am most excited about working alongside other members interested in touting this wonderful organization to the world," Tami said.

An Ohio native, Tami graduated from Capital University Law School in Columbus in 1990. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio, the Federal Courts and the US Supreme Court. Still, she would rather "write than fight," and has evolved into an oft-published freelance writer and editor whose byline has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, The Rotarian, The National Trial Lawyers magazine and website, Ohio Magazine, Columbus Monthly and Columbus Monthly Home and Gardens, to name a few. She writes weekly for the website of Successful Business News (dot com) and twice monthly for its sister site of Progressive Law Practice (dot com). She is also Director of Marketing for a custom wood furniture manufacturer in Columbus.

Volunteering for the Marketing Committee won't be a huge tax on a member's precious time, either. "As a freelancer myself, I am completely cognizant of how valuable everyone's time is.  If we collaborate together, the work will be go by faster and be a lot more fun," she said. Members interested in learning more are invited to email her at [email protected].

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    – Sidney Sheldon
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