President & Founder
Amy Sufak, president and founder of Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, is a speaker, trainer and award-winning published writer who has worked in the public relations and marketing industry for more than 25 years. She’s passionate about building awareness for organizations and helping them stay visible.
Founded in 2008, the Red Energy team provides public relations, crisis communications, advertising, graphic design, event production and social media management to dozens of clients across the US including Re/Max, UCLA, Smashburger, Chick-fil-A and Bonefish Grill. Colorado-based work includes Colorado Indulgence Festival, Garden of the Gods Club, Promenade Shops at Briargate, The Pinery, Garden of the Gods Gourmet, Till, Nor’wood Development Group, Wolf Ranch, Colorado Dermatology Institute, Ent Credit Union, Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates and Sweet Celebrations Children’s Spa among others.
Amy has routinely worked with CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, ESPN, National Public Radio, BBC, Telemundo, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Time Magazine, Good Morning America, Animal Planet and Social Media Influencers. She has logged 2,800 hours of executive media coaching and crisis communication training. Her global crisis communications experience includes handling international news and social media response efforts for aircraft crashes, truck bombs, mass shootings, hostage and terrorism negotiations, sex scandals, embezzlement, federal, state and local investigations surrounding crimes which involve deaths and serious injuries.
She is an active public-relations professional, civic leader and nonprofit volunteer throughout the Front Range of Colorado business community. She’s been recognized among the top business professionals in the region by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as a Women of Influence. She was also named one of the top 5 most influential business leaders in Colorado by Colorado Business Magazine. She was named Public Relations Person of the Year for the state of Colorado by the Public Relations Society of America when her agency was first launched.
Before founding Red Energy, Amy was the Regional Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, the flagship of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest healthcare provider. Her Colorado Springs region included Penrose Hospital, St. Francis Health Center, Penrose Community Hospital, and the Langstaff-Brown Urgent Care Center in Woodland Park. She was also responsible for public relations for the $207-million St. Francis Medical Center, the largest regional medical center at the time in Southern Colorado.
Amy joined Centura following a distinguished career with the U.S. Air Force. For 11 years in the Department of Defense, she worked in community outreach, media relations, legislative affairs, marketing and strategic communications for six Air Force units; primarily Space, Missile and Homeland Defense. During her last three years, she served as chief of public affairs for the 21st Space Wing, headquartered on Peterson Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force’s largest geographical unit spread unit across six time zones and four continents, encompassing 44 separate units worldwide.
She served as a Department of Defense Public Affairs officer, speechwriter and spokesperson for 24 military conferences, political summits and military exercises in the United States, Honduras, Philippines, and the Republic of South Korea. She was the military support liaison for the USAF to NASA and also 12 major movie, television and print media projects strategically communicating the U. S. Air Force’s operational and humanitarian missions to millions worldwide.
She’s led the meticulous coordination of more than 1400 events in her career, including summer concert productions, military/state dinners, private, political & promotional events, weddings, media conferences, air shows and celebrity, legislative & presidential distinguished visitor tours. Her events have drawn audiences in the millions.
Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Simmons College in Boston and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from the Boston University Military Sciences program. She earned a master’s degree in Business Management from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. She also graduated from the University of Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management Entrepreneurial Program.
Public Relations Director
With more than a decade of public relations, marketing, and event production experience, Cortney has strategized and executed full-service international campaigns for clients in a vast array of industries. Industries of expertise include communication technology, healthcare, franchises, master-planned communities, construction and development, non-profits, global luxury retail brands, education, finance, government, energy and sustainability, and hospitality.
Cortney is passionate about strengthening a company’s brand and effectively communicating their message through a variety of results-driven tactics with long-term efficacy as the goal. Her experience in public and media relations, graphic design, event production, and brand management have allowed her to fluidly communicate client messaging through strategic print, radio, digital, and broadcast media outlets.
Cortney's media results have included top-tier placement in outlets such as, The New York Times, The Denver Post, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Associated Press, 303 Magazine, Out There Colorado, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Business Journal, Boston Herald, Doctors Quarterly, SiliconANGLE, the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, MarketWatch, and This Old House.
Her brand campaigns have resulted in dozens of successful mergers, launches, and expansions ranging from small businesses to corporate enterprises. Additionally, her event experience has resulted in the planning and production of hundreds of groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, festivals, private ceremonies, and industry-specific promotional launches nationwide. In line with her passion for planning strategic events, she has secured sponsorships with notable brands to include Tesla Motors, E&J Gallo Winery, Trader Joe's, and Sephora.
Cortney's personal passions include being an active member of Protect Our Winters, serving on the Board of Directors for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs, and serving on the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce's Programs Committee. During her free time, she loves traveling, watercolor painting, remodeling and staging homes, being active outdoors, and trail running as she trains for her next marathon with her energetic Blue Heeler.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Bobbi is our team's digital marketing maven. Bobbi is driven by results. She has a passion for increasing our clients' digital impressions by curating authentic and engaging content. Working strategically to share client stories via trending social media platforms, online community groups, and through traditional digital marketing efforts, Bobbi is an invaluable asset to the Red Energy PR team.
Bobbi is actively involved in Kinect Dance Collective, a dance company in Colorado Springs and can often be found supporting her own budding non-profit, The Fearless Female. Prior to her role with Red Energy, Bobbi was a Student Event Coordinator at UCCS and worked tirelessly to make meaningful connections with clients to ensure all their needs were met. During her free time Bobbi enjoys reading, spending time with her animals, and finding the next best coffee shop to explore.
Senior Event Manager
To grand openings, community events, galas, and more, Christina brings creative ideas, proven strategy, and diligent execution to our clients' special events - ensuring lasting connections and impact. Christina has worked for more than a decade in marketing and public relations, training and coaching executives across the country, and building meaningful connections for clients she works to support. She has managed experiential events for Fortune 500 clients inside of major retails and worked to produce events and campaigns in top media markets to include Seattle, Houston, and Denver.
During her spare time, Christina enjoys traveling from coast to coast performing stand-up comedy.
Emily's extensive event planning and management experience truly make her an asset to the Red Energy team. Emily's passion for producing seamless events and meticulous attention to detail provide our clients with the utmost ease whether we're supporting a more intimate gathering like a groundbreaking or grand opening or producing much larger-scale events like a fundraiser, gala or community festival.
During her spare time, Emily enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking.