I understand what goes into putting on a live or hybrid event with the planning, cost and time.
You want to maximize the impact on your audience and see a return on your investment.
I have the expertise, passion, soulful energy and authenticity to connect and engage audiences of any size.
Professional emcee and host Amy McWhirter brings soul and a deeply human connection to live events. With warm, energetic authenticity, Amy connects audiences to the heart of messaging and inspiration at live in-person, virtual and hybrid events, including conferences, summits, celebrations, training, sales meetings, and award galas.
You get a dedicated, energetic, soulful, smart professional who works with marketing and event planning teams to craft scripting, content, interview questions and engagement activities that drive home the central themes of your event, ensuring that audiences are connected to deep meaning so they are moved and inspired to act.
Amy understands communication from the inside out, with years of experience as a video producer, scriptwriter, in-person MC, hybrid event host, virtual emcee, corporate presenter, and on-camera & TV host. She invites audiences and speakers alike to engage and be seen, heard and appreciated, facilitating with passion and compassion, listening, reacting and improvising in real-time to every detail of their collaborative experience.
Her energetic, joyful presence, natural style, laser in-the-moment focus, listening, reacting, quick thinking and cohesive summaries create continuity, drive deeper audience engagement and amplify messaging so that audiences come away with rich value.
Industry specialties include technology, healthcare/medical, manufacturing, government and defense, finance, and her years of experience as a corporate presenter is an asset to event planners. Amy makes complex or technical material relatable and conversational, and improvises with humor and grace.
She's a super quick study with a Bachelor of Science with Honors pre-med from University of Michigan.
Amy's clientele spans large corporations like Honeywell, Salesforce, BMC, Whirlpool Corporation, Anaplan, Leidos, Infosys, Elekta Medical, galas by Fierce Marketing, Label Awards, Executive Platforms, associations such as Credit Union Executives Society and IKAA and household names including Maytag, Cadillac, Samsung, Cardinal Health.
"Thank YOU for rolling with the punches and being an amazing sport. You were fantastic and it was great to have you at our sales kickoff event to keep it fun and interesting. You were a breath of fresh air!"
- Corporate Marketing | Anaplan | Sales Meeting
"You were ABSOLUTELY mind blowing!!! You were just such a delight to watch! Thank you so much in helping us pull off such a huge success!"
- Jyotika Luthra, VP Operations | Executive Platforms
"Thank you for your professionalism and being such a delight to work with, Amy." - Craig Downing, Senior Director, Global Cloud Marketing & Demand Generation | Salesforce
"Amy, Great job last night at the EP awards presentation. You really added a feeling of community and excitement to the event."
- Martin Barkman, SVP Global Supply Chain | SAP
“Amy is FANTASTIC! She truly helped bring our conference to the next level by providing a great amount of energy and excitement. She kept our audience engaged through both days of our event. She went above and beyond to make us feel at ease by staying organized and being available for quick changes . I would truly recommend Amy to any event organization - for both in-person and virtual events. We'll be hiring her again at our next year's conference.” - Brittany Satterfield | Senior Marketing Manager | Knowledge Aware
“Love the delivery, tone, and smile! Thanks for sharing participants’ sentiments/thoughts so well and incorporating them into the overall program. You are such a smooth and engaging individual. It’s great to have you on the team.. - James Lenz | Credit Union Executives Society
“Thank you for being such a wonderful MC of our flagship event APAC AdvantEdge! We appreciate all the effort you put in to understand the event and then host it beautifully and with so much energy. Thank you for adding your own take to keep the audience engaged. It was an absolute pleasure and completely effortless on our part to work with you. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about you and I would love to work with you again in future.”- Kanchan Vijay Belavadi | EdgeVerve
"A sincere thank you for being so incredible at VeeamON. The feedback has been glowing! From attendees to execs, everyone has said how strong we came back after a 3 year hiatus and how trailblazing it was to return with a simultaneous hybrid offering. Watching those "Live from Vegas" segments, I was blown away. You came across so warm, knowledgeable, comfortable and crisp that it seemed as though you’d been our virtual event host for years. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I know our audience responded extremely well to you as our virtual host. Veeam will definitely want to see Amy McWhirter grace the stage or screen again in the future."
- Adele Durham | Senior Director, Global Events | Veeam
"Amy brought high energy, flow, polish and professionalism to my client’s (Institute of Food Technologists-IFT) annual event in-person 2022 general sessions, live-streamed to a global virtual audience. It was the first time we were in-person in three years, and IFT wanted to come back with high impact. Attendees, leadership, and speakers said Amy was fantastic, with high energy and connection that tied everything together seamlessly for the science-minded audience. She offered personal stories to connect with the minds and hearts of audiences, while setting the stage for timely discussions on sustainability, food safety, nutrition security, and innovation. Amy was easy to work with, and the production team really appreciated her on-camera and stage experience, and her ability to go with the flow, making quick changes on the fly, improvising, and keeping everything moving forward with grace and passion." -Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP | Founder & CEO | Insight Event Strategy