MEET THE AMC DREAM TEAM 

ALEX // ASHLEY // nicki // OLIVIA

"Organizations that effectively communicate their mission create stronger, more prosperous relationships between the brand and their entire constituent base."
-Alex Sabbag

AM Consulting guides the strategy behind more effective communication, thus enhancing all internal and outward-facing initiatives.  We understand there is no turnkey formula for all organizations.  With each project we offer a customized approach to achieve the goals for every group we work with.  We have extensive experience in public relations, communications, and event production and facilitate stronger connections between the organization and the general public. 


ALEXANDRA M. SABBAG, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF AM CONSULTING

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For a decade Alexandra (Alex) has pursued a vibrant career in Public Relations and communications. With unparalleled dedication to authenticity and service, Alex made a professional commitment to genuinely love the work she does and in doing so, is living out her professional pipe dream to better the business of philanthropy. 

A graduate of DePaul University, Alex’s experience has spanned from supporting global brands like MillerCoors and Susan G. Komen to working locally with Friends of Prentice and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.  

Passion and perseverance at the core, Alex’s entrepreneurial spirit took over in 2010, driving her to start her own communications company, AM Consulting (AMC), which exclusively works with nonprofit organizations. Located in Chicago’s innovative West Loop neighborhood, AMC boasts a successful track record of developing and implementing communications and development strategies for nonprofit organizations.

A media maven from the start, Alex’s clients have appeared everywhere from USA Today and the New York Times to Crain’s Chicago Business and the front page of the Chicago Tribune. Beyond the headlines, Alex works with her nonprofit clients to strengthen their bottom line and to date, touts a consistent history of increased revenue across her company’s client portfolio.

Determined to celebrate the impactful nature of the written word, Alex leverages the art of storytelling to strengthen each of her client’s missions and empower change-making constituencies to drive growth and sustainability on behalf of the organizations they serve. 


 

ASHLEY PABST
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS

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Ashley joins AM Consulting with seven years of agency experience having managed creative national and local media outreach efforts for major consumer brands, including Walgreens and Verizon.  Ashley specializes in traditional and integrated media outreach, as well as developing and maintaining innovative influencer engagement programs that enhance strategic media plans. 

A graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications, Ashley began her career in the private events industry before she was inspired to pursue Public Relations.  In her current role, Ashley applies her vast media experience with national brands towards her passion for local Chicago organizations, including non-profits, local artists and food as Director of Media Relations at AM Consulting.


NICKI PEDERSEN

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The AMC team continues to grow with new intern, Nicki Pedersen. Nicki is an incoming junior pursuing a degree in strategic communications and minor in business at The Ohio State University. A career path in public relations unites her natural curiosity, creativity and love for writing. She got her first taste of the industry through her position as Ohio State Kappa Delta’s Vice President-Public Relations, and has since been hungry for more.

As VP-PR, Nicki heads public relations campaigns to increase her chapter’s fundraising success for Kappa Delta’s national philanthropies, Prevent Child Abuse and Girl Scouts of the USA. This experience gave her an immediate connection to AMC’s mission and nonprofit work, which she was eager to become a part of.

Though Nicki grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, she feels at home in the city. Next on her summer list is to explore the West Loop’s food and cultural scene. Nicki’s spontaneity will soon lead her overseas for a semester of study abroad in Europe, where she will continue to expand her worldview and interpersonal skills.


OLIVIA KNOWLTON

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Olivia is a new member of the AMC team. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Olivia brings a fresh perspective to the company.  Currently finishing her final year at DePaul, Olivia is majoring in public relations and advertising with a minor in graphic design. Since she began her studies at DePaul, Olivia has been honing her leadership skills; currently serving as president of Delta Zeta Sorority and previously as founder and captain of the first ever DePaul Women’s Rowing team. 

As Marketing intern at TransPak International Logistics, Olivia brought new and exciting public relations and marketing strategies along with great organizational skills.  In this position she gained experience in becoming a self-starter, growing email marketing, designing collateral, and hosting events.  Olivia also works for DePaul in the Office of Student Involvement where she serves as liaison between organizations on campus and the professional staff. She has been training in customer service and empathetic listening.  

Olivia has an adventurous spirit, and has traveled many places including a term abroad in Budapest, Hungary.  After returning from this experience with plenty of memories and a changed perspective, Olivia is ready take on Chicago this summer with the rest of the AMC team!