Phoenix Metro Publisher
Amy Ellsworth joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2013 as general manager of its flagship edition serving the communities of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. She and her family have been enamored with the Phoenix area and all it has to offer, so when the company launched operations in Arizona, Amy enthusiastically signed on to serve as the Phoenix metro publisher. Prior to joining Community Impact Newspaper, Amy was a chief of staff and communications director for elected officials in Congress and the Texas Legislature.
Amy is passionate about giving back to the community, supporting local businesses and informing citizens through community journalism. She has served as board president of multiple chambers of commerce, was named the 2017 Woman of the Rock-Media honoree and was appointed as a director to a local transportation agency.
Amy and her husband, Scott, find their joy in soaking in life with their 8-year-old son, Evan, who loves all things baseball.
Career advice from Amy
1. Take advantage of internships while in school. 2. Do something you love. While participating in her second law firm internship, Amy realized practicing law wasn’t her calling, so her parents encouraged her to find something she loved. At that time she found her passion for educating those around her.
Work hard, play hard
Working at Community Impact Newspaper can feel like play, but it is still an important job that takes a lot of work. When away from work, it’s all play in the Ellsworth house—from traveling (Costa Rica was a memorable trip), attending sporting events (Super Bowl XLV stands out), playing golf (too many courses to count) to hiking (canyoneering outside Zion National Park is worth the trip).
Out of the mouths of babes
From a young age, Amy and Scott’s son has also loved making sure residents know about new businesses coming to town. Even when he was 3, Evan would say, “Mom, let’s pull over and check out what’s going on there so you can put it in the paper.”