Rikki D. Amos
Director, U.S. Public Affairs Practice
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Rikki Amos serves as director, U.S. public affairs practice, for the Public Affairs Council. In this capacity, Rikki oversees the Council’s team of U.S. public affairs experts who provide training, services and resources for domestic public affairs professionals. Her areas of expertise and oversight include grassroots, domestic government relations and lobbying, corporate social responsibility, political action committees, ethics and social media in public affairs.
In keeping with the Council’s mission to provide education, training and best practices for public affairs professionals, Rikki and her team convene the country’s premier annual PAC and grassroots conferences, roundtable workshops, training seminars, teleconferences and custom trainings for the U.S. public affairs community.
In concert with her educational programming, Rikki provides individualized consultation, resources, training and community building for public affairs professionals seeking to define, implement and evaluate their domestic government relations objectives. She is a frequent speaker to corporate and association audiences on why grassroots advocacy works, how to integrate political involvement programs, ethics in advocacy, social media in public affairs and many other topics.
Prior to joining the Council, Rikki managed the government relations department of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit leadership development organization. In that role, she oversaw congressional and state government relations, conference planning and constituent relations programs. In addition, Rikki served for four years as a constituent communications manager and legislative assistant for a U.S. representative on Capitol Hill.
A native West Virginian, Rikki earned her B.A. in English from Emory University and her M.A. in communication studies from West Virginia University.