Founder & CEO
During a career spanning 25+ years, Esther Campi has been a trusted adviser to America’s top leaders — from Fortune 500 CEOs to U.S. senators. From her roots as a chamber of commerce executive, U.S. Senate press secretary and award-winning journalist, Campi has emerged as a leading expert in marketing and strategic communications.
Her firm, Campi & Company, specializes in executive branding, corporate reputation management and public affairs. In Campi & Company, clients gain a partner who knows how to navigate high-stakes communication, whether in a boardroom, a hearing room or a newsroom.
Since its founding more than a decade ago, the firm has served a robust client roster of market-leading companies that rank among Fortune magazine's “World's Most Admired Companies” and Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies.” Our clients are at the top of their game, called upon to advise presidents and policy makers, communicate critical information to the public, and do life-saving and economy-sustaining work across diverse industries, including health care, hospitality, financial services, and more. Whether clients are preparing to step up to a Rose Garden podium or go live on CNBC, Campi & Company is by their side.
Campi’s expertise was forged by a career at the intersection of business, government and media. As senior vice president of communications for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Campi had a front-row seat on corporate America, helping leaders from companies like Equifax, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Georgia-Pacific lead high-profile issue campaigns. She learned her way around Congress as a spokeswoman for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, and helped clients navigate hard-scrabble New York politics and press at the top-rated agency Eric Mower and Associates.
Campi understands reporters because she was one. She covered Congress and the state legislature as capital bureau chief for Mississippi's Sun Herald newspaper, and Cornell University as an education reporter for The Ithaca Journal in upstate New York. Along the way, she earned two statewide Associated Press awards.
Campi is a sought-after speaker, columnist and industry expert, and former adjunct and frequent guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's legendary journalism school. In 2008, she was named one of Georgia Trend Magazine's "40 Under Forty: Georgia's Best and Brightest," and is a proud graduate of Leadership Atlanta, one of the foremost leadership programs in the nation.
Campi holds a master’s degree from the top-ranked Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where she won the Robert H. Wieder Award for journalistic promise.