Amy Harbison

Amy K. Harbison is an award-winning communications professional with more than twenty years' experience working in integrated strategic communications where her work has including branding, media relations, creative direction, copywriting, storytelling, web and social media strategy She has held senior level positions for and has consulted with large and community-based nonprofits, associations and foundations, and has also supported the work of socially responsible entrepreneurs. In addition to her strengths as a communications strategist and public speaker, she is a good listener, which she believes is instrumental in developing client and partner relationships based on mutual respect, candor, and collaboration. Amy has worked with many organizations undergoing change and transition, and helps them see their strategic communications as essential to their ability to successfully build consensus, bring clarity to their vision, and galvanize audiences.

Amy is a Co-Active© trained transition coach through the globally recognized Coaches Training Institute, which has one of the most rigorous certification programs in the world.  

A member of Leadership Greater Washington class of 2010, she has been a reviewer for the Washington Post Award for Nonprofit Excellence and the Catalogue for Philanthropy. She has served as president of a local Toastmasters© Club in Montgomery County, Maryland and was a co-founder of and served as publicist for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market for ten years.


kelly andrews

Kelly brings more than 25 years of corporate higher education and  nonprofit marketing experience to Open Window Creative Strategies. Her professional experience includes creative and supervisory positions at the Village Voice in New York; public relations and advertising agency experience at Image Dynamics in Baltimore, M and MDB Communications in Washington, DC. Her higher education positions include creative direction, design and management at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, and The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. She is committed to utilizing her strategic thinking and problem solving skills, building collaborative relationships during the process of creative development, and finding the right balance of practical and financially responsible production solutions. The resulting work of sophisticated and expressive design has been recognized and lauded by industry peers.

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and has pursued additional course study in the arts, sciences and international marketing strategies. She provides design support to the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, a team of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, and volunteers at pet rescue groups in the region.

Amy is a very talented and experienced strategic partner for growing organizations. She clearly challenges and articulates where and how we can create and use communications strategies to better engage our international membership and the key constituencies in our community. She brings both a broad perspective and depth across the leading approaches that create and sustain success.
— Tom Dente, Chief Operating Officer, InsideNGO

Amy significantly advanced all aspects of our communications program, including marketing, product development, storytelling, and media work and she successfully extended the foundation’s brand. Amy infused her work with passion, creativity, and intellect and... significantly increased our ability to champion nonprofit action on behalf of improving people’s lives in the region.
— Julie Rogers, Former President, Meyer Foundation

Amy is one of the most creative and collaborative communications professionals with whom I have ever worked. I’ve observed her distinctive work on strategy and messages. I also admired her work for its compelling storytelling. She’s a terrific writer. She knows how to partner with design to make the ideas jump off the page or screen. If you are looking for a smart, passionate and talented communicator who is a pleasure to work with, look no further.
— Terry Flannery, Vice President for Communication, American University