Amy Welch

Don't let her gentle demeanor fool you, Amy will crush you in 80's pop rock trivia, especially when it has to do with Bon Jovi! Never backing down, just like the mighty oak, she'll stand tall to reveal her strength, morale, and knowledge to become ... >>


Mission Advocacy Architect

Origin Story

... Mission Advocacy Architect. She may go with the flow of the ocean, but one thing's for sure, she is an advocate for the good fight - and a little nuts for Oklahoma Sooners football. Her roots planted, this action-oriented agent stands at the ready to #EnableTransformation!

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Amy Welch, APR, CAE

Mission Advocacy Architect

Amy’s experience and background in public relations, association  management, and business development are what makes her role as Mission Advocacy Architect invaluable. With management and oversight of the business development function for the Center for Accounting Transformation, she is focused on building relationships and optimizing opportunities for associations, vendors, and agents. Mission focused. Mission driven.


Background

Amy Welch, APR, CAE is a self-motivated and progress-driven public relations and marketing professional with a long-standing record of initiative and a deep desire to help others. For the last 17 years, she served as Vice President of Communications for the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. Part of her responsibilities included serving as staff liaison to multiple committees, including Accounting Careers, Financial Literacy, Educational Foundation, Public Relations and Liaisons with Educational Institutions Committees.

Throughout the course of her career, she honed her media and community relations and leadership abilities, not only in her job, but also in her volunteer activities with the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement, YWCA-OKC, and the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education. She’s won awards from the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives for Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Community Development and Service, and was on the team that won the first Zenith Award from the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for first place in campaigns.

A lifelong learner, Amy is currently studying to earn the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. She’s also undergoing crisis and trauma training to assist victims of domestic and sexual assault.

In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music (especially Bon Jovi), going to concerts, watching University of Oklahoma football, swimming or spending time at her family’s home at Lake Eufaula in Southeastern Oklahoma. Just take her to the water!


Qualifications

  • B.A. Public Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, OK (1997)
  • Master’s in Public Relations Management, University of Oklahoma, OK (2005)
  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR), Public Relations Society of America (2007)
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), American Society of Association Executives (2014)

Skills

Relationship Building
90%
Editing
96%
Kickball
20%
Prepared for Mosquitos
11%