Amon Rappaport is passionate about helping good companies and causes tell great stories that create value and change the world. As Chief Storyteller of Rappaport Communications, he works with clients pursuing social impact and sustainable business, including the White House Council for Community Solutions, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Revolution Foods and the Automotive Industry Action Group.
He’s conducted extensive media and spokesperson training, from coaching teens to tell their stories alongside President Obama and President Clinton, to prepping the CEO of IKEA for a CNBC interview Amon booked him. He’s been quoted multiple times in The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age and The New York Times, and secured extensive coverage in these and other top-tier media outlets for clients and employers. Amon has also spoken at conferences including Sustainable Brands, BSR, GreenBiz, Cause Conference and Independent Sector, and his writing, photography and video productions have been featured in a variety of media.
Amon is the former communications director of BSR, a sustainable business network and consultancy, where he led global marketing communications, launched BSR’s new brand identity, and consulted on projects with clients including Wells Fargo and the Campbell’s Soup Company.
He started his career in the social marketing practice of the Porter Novelli agency, where he was responsible for media advocacy on the award-winning “Truth” teen anti-tobacco campaign and helped launch President Clinton’s youth anti-drug campaign.
Amon earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in International Relations from Pomona College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He speaks fluent French, conversational Spanish, and enough of the West African language Wolof to make any village elder laugh.