Amer is the Founder and CEO of Communications Essentials, a social enterprise promoting equitable access to quality language services in the community. Prior to launching his company, Amer worked for several years in the direct service sector for the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program in Lancaster, PA. A former refugee himself, originally from Iraq, Amer came to the US in 2010. Since then he has committed himself to serving his community in various roles within resettlement as well as volunteering for several years as part of USAHello’s advisory council. Amer holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Roehampton and a B.A. in Production Engineering from the University of Technology – Iraq.