Amee BellWanzo

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)

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Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)


For more than 20 years, Amee has been marketing large and small businesses, brands and organizations. She is proud to be part of the dedicated team at ECDI, working to provide support and resources for the state’s entrepreneurs.

As a lifetime writer, innovative strategist, and creative idea generator, she is responsible for raising ECDI’s profile in all statewide markets through client and stakeholder communication strategies, market-wide outreach programs, and local and national media placements. She is the force behind a modernization of the organization's branding and website, a results-driving social media and content generation strategy, and development and implementation of ECDI’s integrated strategic marketing plan. Additionally, she is a co-leader of ECDI’s Business Incubation and Innovation Center, providing strategic direction for client engagement and growing our client portfolio to provide services and resources to more Ohio small businesses.

Prior to joining the ECDI team, she developed innovative outreach programs for the City of Columbus’ convention marketing team as Experience Columbus’ Marketing Director. She spent more than a decade in the marketing agency world, serving a range of clients from local start-ups to international corporations.

Outside of the office, Amee is an enthusiastic community leader who has founded and managed nonprofit organizations and planned and executed small- and large-scale events. You also may catch her on stage at a festival or music club, playing guitar and singing with her all-mom rock band. She lives in Columbus with her young daughter and husband.