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It’s always exciting to announce a new team member, especially one that brings so much experience and breadth of talent to the IRONCLAD team. That’s how I feel about Amy Wieser Willson. While Amy might seem like a new face to the IRONCLAD team, she is anything but new. Amy joined us full time in January 2014, but she has worked with IRONCLAD off and on in a contract and part-time capacity for the past four years. In fact, Amy has been involved in projects for nearly every client before becoming a full-time member of the IRONCLAD team. We’re so pleased to add her as our vice president of client services.
In that role, Amy will have a seat on our management team and will focus on developing partnerships with clients and helping them to creatively and strategically enhance their brands.
Amy brings nearly 15 years of related professional experience to her new role. Her previous experience includes serving as the communications and marketing director for a statewide nonprofit and as the deputy public information officer for the North Dakota National Guard. She has served in the Army National Guard for more than 19 years. In addition to the communications experience gained in her role at the National Guard, her involvement there included deployments in Iraq and Kuwait as well as multiple missions in Ghana, Germany, Honduras and Cameroon.
Amy earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mass communication from North Dakota State University and, after additional undergraduate and graduate courses, a doctorate degree in holistic nutrition from the University of Natural Health.
She has earned numerous state and national awards for writing, social media management and crisis communications. Additionally, she has provided training workshops in crisis communications, media relations and basic public relations both in the U.S. and for military and government agencies in Africa. Her public relations work has spanned six countries beyond the U.S.
I am sure you can see why I am so pleased to introduce you to Amy and even more thrilled to have her as part of the IRONCLAD team. Many of you met Amy at the CONEXPO show. I hope the rest of you will have the opportunity to meet her soon.