Clients benefit from Ami’s strategic research and planning expertise, finance experience, targeted solutions, and business acumen when connecting business to state and local government. As a lobbyist and government relations specialist, Ami is renowned for her knack for fundraising, compliance, organizing, management, and grassroots mobilization.
Ami’s expertise includes management of, and participation in a wide range of campaigns and initiatives, particularly concerning environmental and energy issues. In addition to energy aggregation ballot initiatives for several Ohio cities, Ami’s experience includes work with:
- An international charitable environmental organization to assist with Clean Energy Policy goals in the State of Ohio
- Ohio Citizen Action to help create the “Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook: How to Win”
- Several statewide and regional campaigns, including Ohio’s Marsy’s Law, Fair Districts for Ohio and Columbus Zoo Levy campaigns
- Ohio Clean Air Campaign (2011-2012) with several Ohio environmental groups
Prior to joining Shumaker Advisors, Ami worked for more than a decade at New Visions Group, a government relations and lobbying firm, where she worked her way up to Vice President. She also previously worked for Ohio Citizen Action, a nonprofit, non-partisan group mobilizing grassroots outreach throughout Ohio.
A passionate community supporter, Ami holds leadership positions in several nonprofit groups, and sits on various committees in Fairfield County, Ohio. She is Vice Chair of the Fairfield County Park District Commission, a founding member of Lancaster Alive and a former First Vice President of Fairfield County Heritage Association.
When Ami isn’t busy advocating for her clients, she enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking, wine, and time with her cats.