Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Vice President of Communications, provides strategic direction and oversight to the Shriver Center's public relations, brand management, and marketing activities. She has 12 years' experience in strategic communications and public affairs. Working as a consultant in boutique agencies serving a civic and social sector clientele, she has directed communications and outreach projects to support policy work on behalf of several public interest organizations, including foundations and government entities. An active volunteer, she serves on the board and chairs the Advocacy Council of Women Employed. Ambar holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.