Associate Executive Secretary for Communications
As Associate Executive Secretary for Communications, Adlai Amor leads FCNL’s communications team to build its presence in all media platforms, oversee the organization’s marketing, and provide a strategic direction for all communications.
Adlai earned an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York City and a Bachelor of Journalism from Silliman University, Philippines (magna cum laude).
He brings to his professional work a lifetime of devotion to the issues of development, science, the environment journalism, and the intersection of faith and politics. He has strong skills in strategic communications, integrating traditional and digital media, brand management, social media, advocacy, marketing, media relations and journalism.
Prior to joining FCNL, Adlai directed Bread for the World’s communications and marketing team. He was instrumental in transforming Bread from a legacy advocacy organization into a digital one. In 2015, he initiated Bread's first integrated digital marketing project. Anchored on the 2016 presidential elections, the project added 1.1 million voters to Bread's online activist pool. In 2017, he also started Bread's first content marketing project, The Hunger Reports.
In the Philippines, Adlai worked as an editor for Depthnews Asia, published a daily newspaper (NewsTime), and trained journalists in Asia and the Pacific. He subsequently led WWF’s Conservation News Service in Switzerland, before becoming the director of training at the International Center for Journalists in Washington, DC.
Afterward, he also managed the communications departments of Greenpeace USA, the World Resources Institute, the Asian American Justice Center, and The Global Fund for Children. He has managed diverse teams of up to 26 persons.
Adlai is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a former chair of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and a trustee of the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Adlai is fluent in three languages.