Amy Downing, IOM
Executive Director, RETAIL ASSOCIATION OF MAINE
Amy joined the Retail Association of Maine in July of 2017 after nearly a decade with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Amy is an experienced association professional.
Prior to joining the Retail Association of Maine, Amy served as the Member Services and Program Manager at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. She also held the title of Program Manager for The Maine Business Leadership Network and the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. In her time there she was instrumental in growing the affinity programs and non-dues revenue as well as planning many of their special events.
Prior to joining the chamber staff, she worked in the advertising and marketing industry. Her work included media strategist and buyer, promotional field manager, public relations specialist, and account executive. She worked under the lead strategist at Rinck Advertising for Governor Baldacci’s Blaine House Conference on Maine’s Creative Economy. She has volunteered her time working on the Pink Tulip Project for the Maine Cancer Foundation, served as a board member for the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield, has co-hosted the nationally recognized comedy performance “The Early Evening Show”, and currently serves on the review team for the Governor’s Business Friendly Community Certification Program.
In addition to her role with RAM, Amy also serves as Executive Director of both the Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists. In 2023, Amy earned her IOM designation from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management after completing 96 hours of association management training.
Amy holds a degree in Travel and Hospitality Management from Mid-State College. She resides in the Belgrade Lakes area with her husband and son.