Liz Welsh

amy broadhurst


Bringing a wealth of leadership and management experience to Executive Communications, Amy’s attention is always sharply focused on each of our clients and our work together, making certain to stay on top of their ever-changing worlds and subsequent needs.  Ensuring successful services delivery, cost effectiveness and results, Amy orchestrates and conducts our client work with ease, keeping things on track, on time and on budget.  She consistently approaches every project, large or small, with the hands-on attention to detail that makes Executive Communications’ services the highest quality available in the marketplace.  With a background in project management where the jobsites were world-wide and the costs in the millions, Amy was literally written into sales contracts by a number of her clients, insistent that she be their designated project manager.  Amy began her work with Executive Communications on the front lines, was quickly promoted to Director of Political Services and named President of the firm in 2010.  Under her leadership Executive Communications has streamlined operations resulting in improved cost efficiencies for the organization as well as our clients.
Amy is a Master Gardener who also enjoys cooking, photography, traveling and spending time with her husband and their three dogs.

lisa cates

Co-Founder and Director of Community Impact

Lisa co-founded Executive Communications in 1997 and for nearly ten years served as Vice President in charge of Operations.  With a strong background in not-for-profit work, Lisa has always had a heart for service and helping those less fortunate.  By putting that passion to work in the community on behalf of our company, Lisa is raising awareness of the issues she cares deeply about while at the same time raising awareness of our company.  Among others, Lisa has directed development events for MasterCard International Sister Cities, Women 4 Women, the Kentucky Humane Society, St. Vincent DePaul and YMCA SafePlace Services.  In 1997 Lisa was named SafePlace Volunteer of the Year, was appointed to their National Advisory Board and Chaired their National Conference.  Lisa served as Policy Chair for the metro chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and is currently the Board Chair for the Coalition for the Homeless where she leads the initiative to end veteran homelessness in Louisville by 2016.
Lisa is a drummer/percussionist and has recorded with a number of national artists in Nashville, she enjoys golf and volunteering for causes where she feels passionate about making a difference.


We have refined our methodology over three decades in this business, and we dedicate ourselves to keeping your campaign on track and on budget.


We get that we are only as good as the results we deliver for you. That's why we meticulously focus on your results.


Opening doors for people to speak out and make a difference.

our leadership team

Executive Communications is here to accomplish one goal:  To provide the highest quality in good old fashioned communication -- people talking with people -- in today's high tech world where the personal touch has too often fallen by the wayside.  You are our top priority, with our total focus on you, one client at a time.  I truly appreciate your trust and your business.


  • 1997 - Executive Communications, Inc. founded
  • 1997 - 2000 -Seven National Pollie Awards, A PRSA Award, An IABC Award, YMCA/SafePlace Volunteer of the Year Award, Three Board Appointments
  • 2001 - 2010 - Fourteen National Pollie Awards, GLI Woman Owned Business of the Year Award, NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year Award, Five Board Appointments, Amy Broadhurst named as the firm's President 
  • 2011 - 2015 - Four National Pollie Awards, Nomination as Most Influential Woman in Business, Three Board Appointments, Board Chair Appointment
Bringing communication expertise to you.

Our founder

John accuardi

Operations Specialist

A veteran of the United States Air Force, in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, John controlled the munitions flow from storage-to-flight, dispatching crews, drivers and pilots where he learned, under great pressure, the value of getting things right.  He brings that critical thinking, problem-solving and attention to detail to his project and process management responsibilities as Operations Specialist for Executive Communications.  John keeps our hard and soft processes flowing smoothly and makes sure all of the company’s systems are performing at maximum capacity.  John also has a talent for making sense out of complicated data.  A priority for him is making sure our clients easily understand the data, the reports and the results we provide them.  Excited about the country’s political process at all levels, John works to help people become more involved by showing them just how easy it can be to keep a finger on the pulse of government, how legislative decisions impact us all daily, and how to effectively impact change by taking action.  The value of making a difference is just one of the things that motivates John in his work at Executive Communications.
John enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.  He is also an artisan who works with ceramics and makes decorative candles.

Liz Welsh

Founder and Executive Chair

During her 32-year communications career, Liz has consulted on over 1,000 communications, research and member development programs for Fortune 500 corporations, national and state associations, not-for-profit organizations, legislative grassroots campaigns and small businesses.  Her successes have been recognized with more than 25 national awards, and locally she has been the recipient of GLI’s prestigious Inc.Credible Award for Woman-Owned Business of the Year and her chapter of the National Association of Woman Business Owners’ Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2005.  Most recently, Liz is one of six contenders for the 2015 Today’s Woman Most Admired Woman Business Owner.  While continuing to serve as the creative force behind strategic campaign development for the organization’s clients, Liz also works to stay on top of the direct contact industry’s latest best practices for the firm’s services in legislative advocacy and ballot campaigns, in market, perception and opinion research, and in new business/membership development.  Along with the latest in technology, Liz still promotes good old-fashioned communication – people talking with people.  Liz is an avid golfer, musician and songwriter, and plays guitar and bass with the Praise Bands at Middletown Christian Church.