Ami Copeland | Executive Vice President
A leading strategist and senior public affairs executive, Ami has over 17 years of diverse experience developing and executing strategies and building teams that meet and exceed policy, regulatory, communications, and development goals. He has collaborated with hundreds of key decision makers in Congress, governors and local elected officials on critical economic issues including climate and energy, immigration, tax, trade, and budget priorities.
At Resolute, Ami works with the firm’s leadership to strengthen and expand its Strategic Advisory services using his national experience in the public and private sectors.
Recent Engagements: Ami serves at the client lead for CitizenGrown, a cannabis industry innovator that is creating economic opportunity through automated home growing technology. Through public affairs advocacy, Ami and the team are developing action plans to navigate local political, governmental, civic and philanthropic ecosystems to affect the legislative and regulatory change required to support CitizenGrown’s unique business model.
Prior to joining Resolute, Ami served as Executive Director of Business Forward, a national business trade group that is active in over 100 cities around the country working with over 100,000 local business leaders and executives. It is supported by over 60 of the country’s largest and most respected companies.
Ami served as Deputy National Finance Director for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign and Senior Finance Advisor to the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 presidential election cycle. His participation in nearly every aspect of the Obama for America Finance Department led to an all-time high contribution record and culminated in the election of President Barack Obama.
In 2009, Ami was a founding Partner at New Partners Consulting where he advised dozens of corporations, non-profits, and campaigns by providing strategic direction, overseeing successful fundraising operations, and creating and managing advocacy efforts.
Ami began his political career working for Senator Tom Harkin’s reelection campaign. He then held leadership positions at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the reelection campaigns of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Senator Bill Nelson.
Before launching his professional political career, Ami lived abroad, obtained the rank of First Sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces and worked as an investment banker and business journalist in Europe.