CAQ Taps Amy O’Connor to Lead Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Team
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has hired Amy O’Connor as Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications. O’Connor brings the CAQ a broad range of experience, including founding Move the Shakers, a communications and public affairs consultancy, and holding senior communications and engagement strategy roles at the Business Roundtable and Eli Lilly and Company. She will report directly to CAQ Executive Director Julie Bell Lindsay.
“We are delighted to have Amy on board to lead the CAQ’s stakeholder engagement and communications efforts,” said Lindsay. “Her deep experience in strategic communications, relationship building, and advocacy significantly enhances the CAQ’s ability to tell the public company auditing profession’s story and its critical role in enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the U.S. capital markets.”
As Vice President at the Business Roundtable, O’Connor implemented a digital public affairs and communications transformation that included rebranding the organization, establishing new digital initiatives and capabilities, and launching advocacy campaigns tied to sustainability and other key policy priorities. During her tenure at the Business Roundtable, the organization won a Public Affairs Council Innovation Award for communications innovation.
Prior to the Business Roundtable, O’Connor was Eli Lilly’s Senior Director for Communications, Digital & Social Media. In that role, she specialized in engaging audiences, creating digital platforms designed to strengthen stakeholder experience and public trust, building third-party partnerships, and developing the company’s global capabilities in public affairs and crisis management. In 2014, O’Connor was named “40 Under 40” by PR Week magazine.
“The public company auditing profession is an indispensable part of our robust capital markets system, and its vital role is expanding,” said O’Connor. “I look forward to working with my talented colleagues at the Center for Audit Quality, an organization that embodies the auditing profession’s extraordinary drive to improve continuously.”
About the CAQ
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high-quality performance by public company auditors; convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues that require action and intervention; and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.
Andrew T. Gillies
Director of Communications