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 in 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 Denver Post, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, The New York Times, 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 continued education series nationwide. In line with her passion for planning strategic events, she has secured sponsorships with notable brands to include Tesla, E&J Gallo Winery, 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 outdoors, and trail running as she trains for her next marathon with her energetic Blue Heeler.
Digital Marketing Manager
Jen has a long-standing passion for storytelling and has experienced digital marketing from a PR agency's perspective as well as the newsroom. Prior to joining Red Energy, Jen was a multi-award winning journalist focusing on digital content creation. Jen spent more than a decade in television newsrooms across the western United States.
Jen was chosen to launch Fox 5 San Diego, the first all digital news station in the United States. She acted as the lead story reporter on weekday evening broadcasts for the #1 rated show in the market. Jen was regularly assigned to feed all Tribune Broadcasting affiliates with live and written reports for on-air and online content, including KTLA Los Angeles and WGN Chicago. She also appeared regularly on Fox News National reporting on breaking news and headlines out of southern California.
Jen stepped away from the newsroom and continued storytelling specifically for social media platforms in 2016. Jen crafts click-worthy content for various industries, including sports, non-profits, healthcare, construction and development, senior markets, retail, sustainability programs, and educational institutions. She is constantly mastering and analyzing ever changing social media trends. Jen believes in the careful balance of newsworthy information and creative content to build brand recognition on social media platforms.
Marketing & Event Manager
Katy works with agency colleagues and clients where she specializes in building and nurturing brand relationships by aligning digital strategy with consistency and creativity. Katy has experience in retail, hospitality, travel and tourism, food and beverage, and community partnerships.
Katy is actively involved in the Downtown Partnership and can often be found supporting the city's expansion efforts or networking with various key stakeholders to further connect organizations and influencers in the city. Prior to her role with Red Energy, Katy was the Gift in Kind Coordinator at Springs Rescue Mission and
co-founded Empowering Education, a non-profit that creates curriculum addressing social-emotional needs in children. Katy also serves on the Marketing Committee for VisitCOS.
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.
Miranda's experience in marketing and events for industries ranging from real estate, retail and hospitality makes her an invaluable asset to the Red Energy team. Miranda's strong attention to detail and upbeat attitude truly sets her apart allowing her to seamlessly create strong digital marketing campaigns, support events such as grand openings, ribbon cuttings and private celebrations, and manage projects all along the Front Range.
During her free time, Miranda loves traveling, spending time with her dog and visiting the mountains.
Angelina’s passion for design and creativity are truly invaluable assets to our agency clients as she effectively and efficiently communicates their brand. Her versatile design aesthetic and meticulous attention-to-detail are the driving force behind designs that have supported clients in a wide range of industries, including: senior living, real estate, healthcare, finance and hospitality.
When Angelina is not creating beautiful designs, you can find her traveling all over the world and expanding her skillsets by attending various educational and technical design workshops and conferences.