Amy Adams


Amy Adams speaks and consults on navigating organizational change, branding and storytelling, scaling services, and leveraging community partnerships. During her nine years as Executive Director of the Career Center at Pepperdine, she focused on career education for the liberal arts, through faculty partnerships, alumni engagement, technology implementation, and integrated career readiness curriculum.


Adams has served the profession on various committees addressing conference content, diversity and inclusion, emerging industry trends, and leadership development. In 2018, Adams co-authored “The Storytelling Imperative,” published in AAC&U’s Liberal Education as well as a white paper called “Outcomes of a Liberal Arts Education: A Response on Career Preparation from the Consortium of Liberal Arts and Independent Colleges,” in 2014. 


Amy previously served as the Director of Library Advancement and Public Relations and a Manager of Special Events at Pepperdine. She graduated from Pepperdine with a BA in Public Relations in 2002 an MBA in Organizational Leadership in 2008.


Adams loves championing individuals and organizations as they strive to reach their fullest potential. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, providing organizational and strategic oversight for financial, staffing, expansion and fundraising efforts. In her free time, she loves adventuring with her husband and daughters in Southern California and beyond.  


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