Amy Wallace Cowan
Amy is a community relations and marketing specialist. Cowan’s skill set allows her to utilize all forms of media to relay a message to a concentrated group of people. She has the ability to organize multiple deadlines simultaneously with strong results.
Cowan has proven wins in the political arena, in the private sector, and in communities. In the political world, she worked in fundraising and communications, including event planning and strategizing, as well as mass communication via email communications, web, and social media. In 2008 and 2009, Cowan kick-started much of the positive press that has fallen on the Bishop Arts District area of North Oak Cliff by creating interesting street festivals and programming. While these events gave the area a boost of positive earned media, it also fostered a true sense of community for historic Oak Cliff. She was a founding member of the Go Oak Cliff, which concentrates on boosting quality of life issues in the southern sector of Dallas. Cowan began several sustained events such as the annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff festival, orchestrated events in the Dallas Arts District, and has played a role in the success of events which earned national press, such as the first Better Block Project of April 2010.
In addition to acting as Outreach Director at Cowan Roberts, Amy served on the Preservation Dallas Board, a group dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the city’s historic buildings, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a former member of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. In 2017, she was awarded a 40 Under 40 award by the Dallas Business Journal. She and her husband Eric are also education advocates — he was the president of the Board of Trustees for DISD, and she served on the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA before retiring to “alumni” status. She now lives in New Orleans with her husband and three daughters.