As an agency, it is our responsibility to champion the varied viewpoints, cultures and expertise of our workforce. In June, we made a promise to actively support diversity and foster greater inclusivity at AMP.
In July, we formalized our commitment through the creation of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee.
Today, we’re introducing the DE&I Committee Members who are spearheading our initiatives.
Shayne Ortiz, Senior Analyst & DE&I Lead
"I joined the DE&I committee to inspire young women. At AMP, I'm inspired every day by the women in senior leadership positions here, and I want to be able to show younger women more representation in positions like these. Our company's prioritization of these efforts is commendable, and I hope that through our program's initiatives we can influence our industry and hold those within it accountable to do the right thing."
Michael Mish, SVP General Manager & Executive Sponsor
"Unity gives us strength. My role as a multicultural leader is to create equal platforms and opportunities for all to be successful."
Katelyn Crowley, VP of Business Operations & Executive Sponsor
"I hope my children exist in a world where company DE&I committees are not necessary because everyone has equal opportunity, the world is fair and just and we celebrate what is both common and different. My role as a parent is to teach my children early in their lives that in diversity there is power. My role on the AMP DE&I Committee is a chance to model the behaviors that get us to that place in the future."
Anika Dhar, Project Manager & DE&I Secretary
"No two people or their experiences are alike. I believe that a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, ideas, decisions and outcomes - especially when it comes to the advertising industry. I am honored to be on this team working with a group of people who all value diversity, inclusivity and strive to make a change. "
Alyssa McBryar, Senior Marketing Manager
"Inequity, systems of oppression, and prejudice are omnipresent. They need to be dismantled for everyone to access and thrive in equitable and supportive environments. I’m committed to the work of doing so at AMP and in our industry."
Roberto Valdivieso, Art Director
"As a minority, working at an agency that allows me the opportunity to change inequalities within the workplace motivates me to be part of the DE&I committee at AMP."
Esther Wang, Senior Account Executive
"Inherent biases and prejudice don’t foster inclusivity. I want to take action and create an inclusive workplace here at AMP. We should celebrate, in fact encourage, the differences among us - including how we think, what we believe in and how we look."
Rashida Hull, Engagement Strategist
“My parents always told me I wasn’t allowed to complain about things, instead create solutions. My core value is to help support the changes I believe in to help make the world a better place for future generations.”
Liz Furze, Associate Creative Director
"I believe we all have a responsibility to help dismantle systems of racism, sexism, and inequity in our communities—and one of the places we can make the most impact is where we work."
Adam Graves, Group Director, Analytics
"Creating equal access to opportunity, humanity, and respect – this is what matters to me. I want to help break the system that has made it acceptable – if not habitual – for these resources to be withheld from people who don’t fit a specific mold. Everyone inherently deserves a chance to thrive."
Jennifer Carroll, Director PR & Media Relations
"Diversity, equity and inclusion isn’t only about policies and programs, it’s rooted in respecting the unique needs, perspectives and potential of everyone. I am committed to helping make AMP a workplace where all employees feel welcomed and where success is attainable for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation."
Learn more about AMP's commitment to Anti-Racism: https://www.ampagency.com/blog/anti-racism-commitments