Amanda Accardo is the External Relations Manager at the Shell Deer Park Manufacturing Site. In her role, she oversees the Deer Park External Relations team and is responsible for external and internal communications, community relations, social investment, exhibit activation and non-technical risk management for the Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Plant. She began her career in public relations, climbing the ranks in agencies including Fleshman-Hillard, Vollmer Public Relations and Edelman prior to transitioning to Shell in 2012 as the Internal Communications Advisor for Shell US and Motiva.
Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at Baylor University while playing volleyball for the Bears. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two children, extended family and friends, exploring new ideas and places, and getting to know others over coffee or lunch.
Amanda is passionate about mentorship and advancing women in the workplace. As
Communications & Advocacy Chair for Lean In Energy, she oversees the Communications & Advocacy team and is responsible for the delivery of communication efforts for the organization.