Amy Burkhart, from Burlington, Iowa, has been named the 2024 Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Annually, a woman from the community is selected for her dedication to making the world a better place. On Friday, April 26, 2024, at Catfish Bend Event Center, Amy will be recognized for her award at a community celebration.
Amy Burkhart is the Marketing Consultant for Titan Broadcasting & Digital Group. She has over 25 years of marketing and public relations experience. Amy assists over 150 businesses throughout the region in growing their business and their brand through crafting marketing plans, implementing strategic marketing initiatives and developing creative content to deploy on air and online to help grow their business and their brand.
Prior to working for Titan Broadcasting & Digital Group, Amy spent many years in healthcare marketing. She is the former Community Relations Director of Fort Madison Community Hospital and Community Liaison for Great River Home Health and Hospice. In the latter position, she played a significant role in the opening of the Great River Hospice House (now known as the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.)
Amy’s educational background includes graduating from West Burlington Arnold High School and then attending Monmouth College in Illinois before becoming a Hawkeye and receiving her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. She received her QRMC (Qualified Radio Marketing Consultant) designation in 2016 and in 2023 became certified as both a PCM (Professional Certified Marketer) from the American Marketing Association and a CDMP (Certified Digital Marketing Pro) from the Digital Marketing Institute.
Amy is very involved in the community serving on the Executive Board of the Burlington Bees’ Baseball Association and as President of the West Burlington Fine Arts Boosters and West Burlington High School Alumni Association. Amy is also appointed by Iowa’s Governor to serve as Commissioner on the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission. Additionally, she volunteers on many committees including the Greater Burlington Leadership program and Hetta Gilbert Children’s Medical Organization. She has previously served on the boards of the Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce, North Lee County Relay for Life, Burlington Steamboat Days, Burlington Riverfront Entertainment, and the Miss Burlington Scholarship Program.
Amy’s legacy of community service started many years ago when she served the community as Miss Burlington 1996 and her platform, Give 5 for the Earth, won the State of Iowa Community Service Award at the Miss Iowa Scholarship Pageant.
Amy and her husband, Jeff, make their home in Burlington, Iowa, with two sons, Sage and Kale.
“Amy’s warmth and passion for our community makes her an excellent role model for all Girl Scouts in the region,” says Regional Director, Amber Rickeberg. “We are ecstatic to honor her in the spring.”
Previous women honored as the Woman of Distinction includes the late Jill Blackwood, the late Ruth C. Stein, Jane Adams, Janet McCannon, Dr. Frances Jackson, Karen Hassel, Donna Logan, the late Betty Thye, Dr. Beverly Simone, Terri Dowell, Teresa Colgan, Dr. JoEllen Hoth, Ann Menke, Martha Wolf, Amy O’Brien, Becky Rump, Kay Sackville, Tammy McCoy, Beth Fleming, Joyce Vance, and Julie Anderson.
All community members are invited to Woman of Distinction on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Catfish Bend Event Center.