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You Can Do Hard Things: If You're Not Uncomfortable, You're Not Growing

How can you continue to evolve and grow as an impactful leader?


Amanda Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Brand and Community Engagement at Encore, shares her perspective on leading vulnerably, making tough decisions and surrounding yourself with a strong support network.


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Read on for information about the star of this episode, Amanda Armstrong!



Amanda Armstrong was named in the top five Women of Influence by MeetingsNet and one of the 50 Most Influential Meeting Professionals by Meeting Professionals International. She is the senior vice president of brand and community engagement and she supports the stellar team members of industry relations, communications, social media and brand for Encore. Amanda is responsible for the strategic development and management of Encore’s brand story and increasing our presence and impact in the events industry.


She currently serves on the Event Industry Council’s APEX Critical Response Task Force and chairs the Event Leaders 100 think tank. Amanda served as the 2018 Chair of the International Board of Directors for MPI and was the vice chair of finance in 2016. She started her volunteer leadership path on the St. Louis Board of Directors and co-chaired MPI’s WEC in St Louis in 2011.


Passionate about improving the industry, she was an advisory board member for Hyatt Hotels, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and Elite Meetings. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and received her CMP designation in 2007.


Outside the office, she heads off into nature to ski, hike, camp or surf. She enjoys traveling and sailing with her husband, Jon, who loves to plan adventures in the great outdoors. If you ask her where she cut her teeth, it was at the tech table, calling the show on comms with audiovisual professionals who make it all happen.


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