Director of Communications
Education & Certifications
- M.P.S. Public Relations & Corporate Communications
- Georgetown University ‘22
- B.S. Agricultural Communications & Journalism
- Kansas State University ‘13
Leadership & Service
- Agriculture Future of America (AFA)
- Alliance Planning Committee Chair; 2019
- Board of Directors Alumni Representative; 2019
- Student Fellowship Coach; 2020 – 2022
- Outstanding Capstone Award, Fall 2022, from the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies Public Relations and Corporate Communications program.
Amanda’s strong communication skills are rooted in natural talents of creativity, curiosity, strategic thinking, and strong intuition. She loves how a good story can bring people and ideas together. She is at her best when she is in the zone creatively and tasked with using storytelling and digital-first content to build bridges of trust, engagement, and insight. Amanda most enjoys committing to projects where she can work on long-term strategies that prioritize brand awareness and engaging content. She pushes the team to consider, “how can we make this meaningful and sustainable?”
Joining the team in 2022, Amanda had a decade of experience working for farmers at state and national nonprofit agricultural trade organizations and spent several years working in Washington, D.C.
- Social and Digital Media
- Association Management
- Public Relations
- Strategic Communications
- Stakeholder Management
- Agriculture & Trade
Amanda cares about…
Supporting education and empowering young leaders in agriculture are important to Amanda, as shown by her continued giving and involvement in Agriculture Future of America (AFA) since 2009 and a lifetime membership in its Alliance Alumni Network. Recently, Amanda served as a coach to a college student through the AFA Fellowship Program, which they successfully completed. Looking forward, Amanda plans on starting an AFA Community Scholarship to give graduating seniors from Eastern Oregon the same opportunities she had.
Get to know Amanda
Amanda enjoys anything that allows her to be creative and loves travel, going to her family’s cabin in the Blue Mountains, live music, and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers and her beloved K-State Wildcats. She prefers to take her stress out on a boxing bag, and she really wishes she lived closer to a Trader Joes.
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