Amanda Kochirka

Working in her family business from an early age instilled in Amanda a passion for helping businesses grow and thrive. Throughout her career, she has worked with businesses in the region to help them identify what success looks like, create a plan of action, and achieve their goals while confidently overcoming challenges. Amanda's variety of experience in business startup consulting, marketing, market research, organizational development, and strategic planning has afforded her a broad perspective on how to guide businesses in finding paths to their goals as well as an understanding of the importance of making data-driven decisions. Amanda is also an experienced presenter and speaker, having created and delivered training on a range of topics including business planning, market research, leadership development, effective communication, social media marketing, fundraising and brand development.


EXPERTISE

Marketing/Communications
Market Research
Organizational Development
Strategic Planning
Training and Delivery


EXPERIENCE

Economic Development
Entrepreneurship
Event and Conference Coordination
Higher Education
Nonprofit
Retail

 

EDUCATION

Master of Public Administration
Organizational Leadership Concentration
Gannon University, Erie, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts
Minor, Advertising Communications
Gannon University, Erie, PA

 

CURRENT AND PAST AFFILIATIONS

Foundation for Erie's Public Schools, Board of Directors
ATHENA Erie, Marketing Committee Chair
Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, Advisory Board
Public Relations Society of America of America (PRSA) Northwestern PA Chapter, Board of Directors and Past President
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Board of Directors
Young Erie Professionals
Erie Ambassadors
Erie Women's Fund
CelebrateErie and City of Erie CAFÉ Board

Amanda Kochirka
Mobile: 814.315.3211

"At the time Elizabeth Cipolla from Decision Associates began consulting for CBB, we were going through a period of difficult transition. We knew there were administrative items that needed to be addressed, but Elizabeth went further. She could see that our culture had been negatively impacted by a series of challenges in previous years. More importantly, she knew how to help us change that.

Thanks to the programs Elizabeth developed for CBB, we enjoy a completely different culture. There is a positivity and comradery that permeates our organization now. People report feeling appreciated and more part of the process. There is laughter again, and that's a wonderful sound to hear."

~ Deanna Renaud, Executive Director
Community Blood Bank

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