Amanda brings a range of valued experiences to her position as an Account Executive at The Hodges Partnership. A former Communications Specialist at the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office for two years, she managed winery and consumer communications, crafted content for the organization’s popular blog and let a variety of special projects. With certifications in Email Marketing Strategy and Optimization, Mailchimp and Marketing Automation, Amanda organized monthly email newsletters to lists of over 20,000 Virginia wine fans and 500 winery contacts. A 2020 graduate of James Madison University, Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations. During her academic career, she gained experience in media relations, social media, copywriting and brand strategy through internships at The Hodges Partnership (impressive!) and leadership roles at JMU’s student-led PR firm Bluestone Communications. We’re not sure if we’re more impressed by the fact that she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa or for her prowess on the volleyball court.