Meet Amy Weirick, President
Prior to starting Weirick Communications, Amy Weirick honed her storytelling skills – working in the media trenches — during more than 10 years at the editor’s desk. She served as Television News Producer and Broadcast Reporter in radio and television newsrooms in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio. In 1991, Amy was awarded television’s celebrated Emmy Award for Best Newscast. A frequently published author, Amy’s book, “Daytrips from Cincinnati,” is in its fourth edition. Amy is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Travel Writers and the Midwest Travel Writers Association. In May, 2006 Amy was awarded the prestigious Blake-Whidden Award for excellence in tourism public relations by the active members of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Amy managed the Public Relations Office of the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism. There, she was responsible for communications planning and management of all day-to-day public relations, industry relations, promotion and communications activities for Ohio’s tourism office. Amy more than tripled the amount of publicity generated by the Division to well over $2 million per year. Under her leadership, the amount of publicity generated continued to grow each year with no budget increase. That positive publicity resulted in 1-800-BUCKEYE, Ohio’s toll free tourism hotline, becoming the most-called state tourism hotline in the nation. She led the Division to become the first state in the U.S. to launch a state-sponsored website.
Amy also has served as Media Relations Director for Nancy Flynn Public Relations, where she developed and implemented strategic marketing and communications plans for such clients as Dick Clark Restaurants, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zaner-Bloser, HER Realtors, Matthews Click Bauman and others.
Amy lives in Worthington Hills with her husband, Dave, two travel-hungry sons and dog, Dash.