Sarah Holzhalb

Director of Marketing and Development

Sarah is the Director of Marketing and Development at AWP. Sarah was an Active Duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years. During her sea time, she participated in search and rescue missions and counternarcotic operations. Staff tours included implementing port safety and national security regulations within the domestic shipping industry and serving as an Admiral’s aide and Flag Lieutenant.


She has worked in the nonprofit and trade association sectors for more than 13 years. Prior to joining AWP, Sarah worked on the Team RWB Executive Staff as Relationships Manager and Corporate Giving Manager. In this capacity, she cultivated strategic business relationships with corporations, foundations, and individual donors for support of physical and mental wellness programs for veterans, their families, and communities. She also founded the Team RWB New Orleans Chapter and served as Chapter Captain. Sarah spent nine years working as Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the national trade association representing the offshore domestic energy industry. She focused on implementing comprehensive legislative and advocacy programs, and public policy engagement.


Sarah earned a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S. in International Relations from Troy University, and a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management from The George Washington University.


A born and bred Virginian, she now calls New Orleans home. She enjoys all sports and physical challenges and training for trail marathons and ultras. She loves reading, writing, and any kind of outdoor activity on the water or in the woods with her husband and children.