Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald 

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Amy McDonald

Professional Background

  • Over 20 years of experience in corporate communications across manufacturing, industrial and technology sectors. Expertise in logistics, professional services, private equity and publicly held companies
  • Led cross-functional teams to develop and execute highly successful communication strategies for $6 billion acquisition cited as the most successful in recent company history, generating $500 million in merger benefits ahead of schedule and propelling the business to industry-leading margins
  • Managed global media relations during three-year corporate transformation, which included divestitures of more than $11 billion in assets, acquisitions in China, Russia and Brazil, corporate restructuring, and plant closures
  • Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Liberty University

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Manages communication for multi-million and multi-billion dollar mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestiture projects in the U.S. and emerging markets
  • Advocates for transparency and authenticity, believing that managing ambiguity is crucial to maintaining employee alignment and productivity through times of change
  • Brings expertise in stakeholder communication, culture and change communication, crisis communications, media relations, training and strategic communication planning
  • Helps business leaders discover what front-line employees most need to hear during times of change and forges simple strategies that amplify leadership voices across growing organizations

Project Highlights

  • Manufacturing: International Paper, Verso Corporation, PotlatchDeltic, Boral Industries, Reliance Worldwide Corporation, IG Design Group, ITT
  • Private Equity: Riverside Group, Audax, Marlin Equity Partners
  • Telecommunications: Sierra Wireless
  • Software: Aucerna, HSI, QualiTest
  • Logistics: xpedx, MNX

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