I am experienced at working with business, government, NGO, and academic sectors, which enables me to design and facilitate conversations and partnerships with effective outcomes. I know how to motivate people to come to the table, and to plan and develop meetings and processes that meet well-defined desired outcomes.
“ I had the pleasure of working with Amy as part of the Deval Patrick Transition Team on Energy and Environment during a two-month period at the end of 2006. She was enormously energetic, informed, creative - with great analytic and people skills.”
Co-Chair, Deval Patrick Energy and Environment Transition Team
Analysis Group Inc.
I developed the facilitation approach, desired outcomes, agendas, and co-facilitated the advisory committee meetings that led to Zero Waste recommendations for the City of Boston.
For the Clean Tech Initiative, I designed, organized and facilitated a series of eight roundtables that brought together a wide range of stakeholders from all sectors to discuss strengths, opportunities, and needs to build the clean tech economy in Massachusetts.
I helped organize the first Green Chemistry Innovators Roundtable for UMass Lowell’s Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, articulating meeting goals, developing the agenda to meet those goals, and persuading companies to come. Sixty participants from all sectors came to discuss barriers and drivers to green chemistry practices, ultimately evolving into the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3). I have worked on and off with the GC3 for the past 14 years, facilitating working groups and meetings, and designing engaging annual Roundtables.
As an appointed member of newly elected Governor Deval Patrick’s Transition Team on Energy and Environment, I participated in public meetings throughout the state and helped to organize the input received into recommendations to the governor.
The firm of RW Beck hired me to develop and facilitate the stakeholder engagement strategy for the update of Connecticut’s Solid Waste Master Plan. I worked with the client and consulting team to develop meeting agendas, and facilitated the meetings.
As Executive Director of the Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development, I regularly brought together businesses, researchers, and regulatory officials to discuss needs and barriers to the development and use of recycled products, including technical, business, and policy related issues.
I brought together a range of community and business stakeholders to provide input into the design of San Francisco’s first multi-material curbside recycling program, the largest curbside recycling program in the country. The plan laid out roles for private and not-for-profit organizations.