Amy Edwards Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the field of operations, public policy and communications. Currently, she serves as the chief operating officer for the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Capitol South. In her role, she is responsible for the internal operations of the two organizations, leading multiple lines of business. She has played a lead role in city-changing projects, such as the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Greenways river revitalization project, and currently serves as the project lead for the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
In addition to her position at CDDC/Capitol South, Taylor serves as an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
Prior to her current role, Taylor was the vice president of public affairs at the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, director of communications with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and community relations specialist with the City of Dublin.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from The Ohio State University.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.