- Executive Vice President & Group Head, Energy Edelman
Most of Amy’s Edelman career has been in the energy sector, having served as Edelman's global sector chair for energy for several years. In that role, she worked to globalize, dimensionalize and operationalize Edelman’s energy experience to intensify the company’s position as a leader in the sector. She served diverse energy client interests across natural resources, power and cleantech.
Amy has worked on challenging energy projects. After Hurricane Katrina, she helped America's oil and natural gas industry communicate its value and benefits to key stakeholders beyond investors and regulators. She also oversaw a Calgary-based advocacy program for a major Canadian energy infrastructure project - a pipeline company's eastward answer to the struggling southward expansion. Currently, Amy is working on branding, storytelling and building communications infrastructure for America's fuel and petrochemical industries; and she served as the lead crisis counselor during Hurricane Harvey.
For these engagements, she has created integrated communications and advocacy programs to help companies and organizations proactively earn trust and manage reputation with stakeholders.
To build effective programs, Amy advises clients on research and audience insights, compelling storytelling, dynamic content development, executive engagement, issues and crisis management, digital integration, and media and social media outreach.
With the state of global trust and the “‘populist era” as a backdrop, Amy co-led Edelman’s development of a framework for companies to navigate over the long-term, not just react to specific events. With much at stake and opportunities under the right circumstances, “Navigating the Populist Era with Intent: A Framework for your Business” helps clients determine what role, if any, they want to play on the toughest societal issues of our time.
Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.