CHICAGO (September 26, 2023) – Zapwater Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda ReCupido to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Amanda joined the firm in 2022 as Managing Director of Zapwater’s Chicago office. With this promotion, her duties expand to collaborate with Zapwater’s teams in Los Angeles and Miami to incorporate operational best practices and equitably manage resources across the entire organization.
“In her short time as Chicago’s Managing Director, Amanda has transformed our staffing model and helped us get on a better path,” said David Zapata, Zapwater Founder & CEO. “Amanda has significantly improved efficiencies while also providing training opportunities for staff, and has done so with an enthusiastic and collaborative spirit. Her promising ideas for Zapwater’s future make her an instrumental part of the leadership team as the agency continues to scale.”
As Managing Director, Amanda successfully implemented internal communications structures to increase employee engagement, and her objective financial evaluation has allowed Zapwater to set priorities for the health of both the business and staff. Amanda has also deepened Zapwater’s relationship with local colleges, reaching a wider pool of applicants for internships and beyond. As COO, Amanda will remain focused on agency infrastructure and resources, while partnering closely with other members of Zapwater’s leadership team on the agency’s operational strategy and growth.
“Joining Zapwater was a natural next step in my career, and stepping into the COO role feels like a natural next step in my evolution at Zapwater,” said Amanda. “I feel incredibly grateful to work hand in hand with our excellent Managing Directors, finance team, account managers, and everyone across the agency.”
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