The American Marketing Association Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award honors extraordinary leadership and achievement in the field of nonprofit marketing.
Amy Pearson-Wales, SVP, Communications & Public Affairs, SightLife
2021 National Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award Recipient
Amy Pearson-Wales is a mission-driven executive with 20 years of cross-sector experience leading advocacy and communications strategies that compel and sustain social impact. As Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at SightLife, the world’s largest nonprofit eye bank and global public health organization dedicated to eliminating corneal blindness, Amy’s award-winning work has mobilized resources, bolstered public-private partnerships, catalyzed policy agendas, and strengthened organizational morale, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to SightLife, Amy helped crystalize as well as amplify the technology sector’s role in Responsible (Product) Design and, before that, co-led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation book of business at Weber Shandwick. For nearly a decade, she also served in-house at PATH, where she elevated the profile of novel immunization delivery and supply chain technologies that now reach millions of health care providers and patients globally.
Outside of work, Amy pursues her passion for civic engagement through volunteer commitments that help expand participatory democracy locally and nationally. She holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Health and Social Policy from Oxford University, a dual Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and International Relations from Middlebury College, and a certificate in Women’s Health Advocacy from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.