Amy DeMaria

Amy DeMaria

Executive Vice President , Communications and Marketing

Amy is a nonprofit communications and marketing leader with a track record of building award-winning communications and marketing programs in high-profile nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, she led communications at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a pioneering nonprofit that has changed the way rare diseases are treated and cured. Amy led communications there during a time of unprecedented growth and change, including the development of several life-extending drugs that treat the basic genetic defect in cystic fibrosis, and the Foundation’s receipt of $3.3 billion for the sale of royalties for drugs it helped develop.

Previously, Amy led communications at Georgetown University Medical Center where she managed the communications around the sale of Georgetown University Hospital to a private healthcare company, MedStar Health. She has also worked at the global communications firm Porter Novelli, and as an aide to US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala.

Amy’s work has garnered a number of high-profile, national awards sponsored by media outlets and organizations including Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, YouTube and the Public Relations Society of America. In 2017, she was named Washington Women in PR’s Woman of the Year. Amy received a BA in political science from Emory University.