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.
Her firm, Campi & Company, specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and corporate reputation management. In Campi & Company, clients gain a partner who knows how to navigate high-stakes leadership and communication, whether in a boardroom, a hearing room or a newsroom.
Since its founding, 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 C-suite executives at the top of their game, called upon to advise policy makers, communicate critical information to the public, and do lifesaving and economy-sustaining work across diverse industries, including health care, hospitality, financial services, and more. Whether clients are preparing to take on a new leadership role, communicate their vision to internal and external stakeholders, manage a PR crisis, appear at the White House, or go live on CNBC, Campi & Company is by their side.
Campi’s rare “trifecta” of experience at the highest levels of business, government, and media comes from her roots as a chamber of commerce executive, U.S. Senate press secretary, and award-winning journalist.
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 the trial by fire of 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, writer and industry expert, and former adjunct and frequent guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's legendary journalism and media 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 University, where she won the Robert H. Wieder Award for journalistic promise. Click here to download a PDF about Campi & Company.