Amber Ellinwood Andre, Director of Public Relations at the National Emergency Planning and Training Association, was born and raised in Slidell, Louisiana. Amber has first hand knowledge and life experience in dealing with preparedness and response in the face of a major natural disaster as well as recovery efforts afterwards. Hurricane Katrina passed over her hometown, and she ultimately lost her home and everything she owned to the flood waters. Amber is passionate about NEPTA’s mission and using her experience in disaster situations to help educate and prepare others.
Amber is a certified Financial Planner, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Systems. She began her career with NASA/Lockheed Martin Corporation in the Contracts and Data Management department for the Space Shuttle Program. In addition to her regular duties, she was a lead in a massive Contract Closeout Records Retention effort for the 35 year Space Shuttle Program. With the close of the Shuttle program, Amber focused on her finance background and is now self-employed helping others with their financial goals. Amber has strong skills in oratory and possesses the ability to manage multiple projects through to completion.
Amber has a strong passion for community service and involvement. She is an active member of the Camellia City Kiwanis Club, an organization that focuses on helping children in the community, as well as a member of the Business Women’s Network, and the Chamber of Commerce. She is married with two beautiful daughters.
She can be contacted at: Amber@nepta.us or 985.320.9943