What do Buffalo Wild Wings, International Paper, the American Heart Association, Pfizer, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Federation of Independent Business have in common? They have all turned to Amy Showalter for her expertise and motivation to elevate their government relations influence. Amy is a grassroots and PAC influence expert who founded The Showalter Group to help associations and corporations increase their grassroots and PAC effectiveness. In fact, over 85% of her long term consulting clients have experienced an increase in budget, staff, and senior management recognition after collaborating with Amy.
She has galvanized thousands of grassroots evangelists and staff for her clients who want to advance their cause politically. For nine years she directed the efforts of the highly acclaimed Nationwide Insurance Civic Action Program (CAP). During her tenure, over 2,000 public affairs professionals across the country ranked Nationwide's program as one of the top two corporate grassroots programs in the country. (Ed Grefe and Martin Linsky, The New Corporate Activism)
Her blog "Politicking the Bottom Line" is published on Forbes.com, and she also blogs for K St. Cafe.com. Over 500 media outlets have featured her insights, including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, Politico, CNN Money.com, Foxnews.com, CNBC.com, and Roll Call. She is the author of,"The Underdog Edge: How Everyday People Change the Minds of the Powerful. . . and Live to Tell About It." (Morgan-James) and "105 Ways to Build Relationships with Your Elected Officials," which has sold over 16,000 copies. Amy also is the Executive Editor of Creating and Managing an Association Government Relations Program, published by the American Society of Association Executives.
Over 3,000 government relations professionals subscribe to her Roots of Success newsletter. She is the Co-Founder and Producer of Innovate to Motivate®, a conference for veteran political involvement professionals.
She has served as a faculty member at the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management, and as a guest lecturer at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. Amy is also a past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives Government Relations Section Council.
Amy has worked as a Legislative Aide to Former Ohio Senate President Richard Finan. She then lobbied for the small business members of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Amy has a BA in Political Science from Wright State University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.
She and her husband, Randy Boyer, co-exist with their two Siberian Huskies, Houdini and Jackson, and Finnegan the mystery dog in the greater Cincinnati area. Finnegan is a certified therapy dog, and Amy and Finn visit the Ronald McDonald House, hospice and nursing homes in the Cincinnati area.