Amanda Wroten is an Adjunct Lecturer of Communications at Old Dominion and Christopher Newport Universities, teaching such topics as Public Speaking, Public Speaking via Distance Education, Gendered Communication, Social Media, and Mass Media and Society. She is a recipient of the Old Dominion University President John Broderick Diversity Champion Award and recently designed the university's first Disability in Media course for Old Dominion University, for integration into a potential Disability Studies program. In her free time she is an avid equestrian, active in adaptive sports including olympic weightlifting, alpine mono/sit skiing, four track alpine skiing, and CrossFit where she holds a Level 1 Certificate. Born in Newport News, Virginia and raised in Mathews County, Virginia, she and her husband live with their four dogs and horse in Virginia. She serves on the board of the Virginia Peninsula Crime Line, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Foundation Track, and is a frequent speaker at the IACP and other conferences. She is the owner of her own consulting company, Amanda Wroten, LLC, and a consultant with The Hetty Group.
When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world.
---George Washington Carver
In addition to teaching, Amanda is the Executive Director of the Newport News Police Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation she served in a variety of positions including Executive Director of the Newport News Green Foundation and Executive Director of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. She spent a brief amount of time in the public sector where she served as the External Communications Coordinator for Wolseley/Ferguson, covering all media and crisis communication inquires in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She spent the majority of her career with the Boy Scouts of America, where she served as a District Executive, Field Director, Finance Director, and Communications Director. In this position she received five national marketing awards, lectured and consulted nationally, and worked to close a $1,000,000 gift, the largest in the council's history.