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UCM Alumnus, Garmin International Marketing Executive to Speak on Campus

By Jeff Murphy, September 7, 2022


Clint Steiner, an award-winning marketing executive at Garmin International and a University of Central Missouri alumnus, visits his alma mater this week. 

WARRENSBURG, MO – Students, faculty, staff, and the Warrensburg community are invited to a presentation by University of Central Missouri alumnus Clint Steiner, senior director of Sales and Marketing Automotive at Garmin International, from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Elliott Student Union Auditorium. His presentation will highlight his professional experiences and marketing strategy at Garmin, a GPS technology company for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sport activities. The event is sponsored by UCM’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Department of Marketing and Legal Studies. 

Steiner joined Garmin International in 2001 as a product support specialist after graduating from UCM. Since that time, he has served in multiple roles from product training to regional sales management. In 2012, he was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Garmin’s Automotive OEM segment, where he has led Garmin’s global pursuit of infotainment solutions into multiple global automakers. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Director where he continues to lead the global sales and marketing efforts for the segment.

Recently honored in his professional field, Steiner is the 2022 recipient of the AMA Distinguished Marketing Executive Award. This recognition is for an executive who has made outstanding contributions to the discipline of marketing, as well as to his or her local community. Additionally, this individual's firm provides a key product regionally, nationally, or internationally.  The winner of this award therefore is an individual who is, and is expected to be in the future, a special contributor to the marketing discipline.

Anyone who has questions about this event is encouraged to contact Charles Schwepker, Randall and Kelly Harbert Marketing Professor at UCM, at or Scott Smith, professor of marketing, at


About the American Marketing Association

The UCM Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) promotes marketing as a field of study and as a profession to students at UCM.  AMA focuses on the professional growth of its members by providing them both academic and professional enhancement opportunities.  Among other things, this involves inviting business professionals to speak at monthly meetings, as well as creating real-world marketing situations, such as consulting for a local business or developing a product to sell to raise  funds, to provide hands-on experience for those who are interested in a career in marketing.


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