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Amy Wendholt

Head of Global New Business

Amy Wendholt serves as the head of Global New Business for APCO Worldwide. Previously Senior Director of International Initiatives in London and Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Hong Kong office, and postings in markets as diverse as Beijing, Florence and Abu Dhabi, Ms. Wendholt brings a truly global view to APCO’s capabilities and experience.

Ms. Wendholt supports the global coordination of our new business work, integrating APCO’s support and drawing upon our network to ensure seamless collaboration around the globe. She brings to clients more than a decade of experience advising corporations, governments, nongovernmental organizations and trade associations on communication strategies.

Having lived and worked across the US, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Ms. Wendholt possesses unique insight into political and cultural differences found market by market. Her experience leading APCO’s health care practice in Asia Pacific and supporting a wide range of global projects including APCO’s work on the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network for the Rockefeller Foundation has required her to work on projects that require intimate knowledge of the local landscape.

Before joining APCO, Ms. Wendholt served as a visiting scholar at the Beijing Administrative College, an institution which trains Communist Party civil servants, administrators and scholars, and at Central University of Finance and Economics. She also worked at Hill & Knowlton’s Beijing office on the firm’s government and policy affairs team. In Washington, Ms. Wendholt was a budget analyst for the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and as a researcher at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. She has consulted for local, provincial and federal governments on budget and spending issues both in the U.S. and China and continues to advise governments on their reform initiatives.

Ms. Wendholt graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in economics and religious studies and has a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, where she concentrated on public policy and public finance. She is fluent in Mandarin.