Amy builds on her background working for The Coca-Cola Company to design impactful strategies that reach every employee. She understands the intricacies and complexities of a large, corporate environment and has a passion for improving the total employee experience.
Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Amy led internal communication channels and strategy for the North American business of The Coca-Cola Company. Accountable for the employee magazine, intranet, mass mail and digital signage, Amy helped guide more than 70,000 associates through various internal transformations and business announcements. In advance of her North American role, Amy was a member of The Coca-Cola Company’s global ambassador group, developing and implementing integrated communication plans to inspire, educate and empower associates around the world.
At Gagen MacDonald, Amy has provided strategic counsel, planning and execution support for companies spanning oil & gas, consumer packaged goods, retail, finance and professional services industries. She is currently designing and implementing change communication plans to bring together more than 300,000 employees in a large-scale, complex integration. Amy is also collaborating with a financial services company to revolutionize their employee intranet, transforming the platform from a corporate bulletin board to a more functional tool for accomplishing business tasks.
Earlier in her tenure at Gagen, Amy provided end-to-end communications support for a leading, global energy company. Working as an embedded member of the company’s employee and strategic communications groups, Amy developed and executed award-winning communication strategies to further the delivery of business objectives via employees. She also helped design and facilitated the launch of the company’s new people strategy.
Working with a hands-on and customized approach, Amy enjoys navigating complex problems to produce simple yet meaningful solutions. With a background in journalism, she brings bench strength in writing, storytelling, content strategy and critical thinking.
Amy is native to Northern California’s farm country, and can bring a unique perspective on agriculture, livestock judging and horse showing should the need arise. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is a devoted fan of Wildcat football.