Amanda is a Partner at Melwood Global. She has more than a decade of communications and government experience in the White House, Congress, the Executive Branch, and the private sector.
Amanda served as a political appointee in the Obama Administration after beginning her career in the Speechwriting office at the White House. She served as a spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of the Interior until the end of the administration.
Amanda has worked extensively in developing crisis communications strategies. During her time at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Amanda helped to craft messaging and strategy following the Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook shooting, Hurricane Sandy and other national crises.
Amanda served as the Communications Director for Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington State, where she handled all daily and long-term communications needs. During her time with Congressman Larsen, she helped to create long term crisis response policies and created short and long-term communications strategies following the crashes of two Boeing commercial airlines.
Amanda graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and daughter, Evie.
B.A., Wheaton College
Throughout the year, you will find Amanda on the golf course where she is perfecting her mid-range game.
Amanda loves spending time with her family hiking Old Rag in Virginia, boating down the Potomac and exploring our National Parks.
In her free time, Amanda loves baking with Evie and perfecting her recipes for cake pops, brownies, cookies and other treats.