For more than 18 years, Amy has provided organizational management and strategic facilitation for environmental sustainability & social impact organizations and multinational corporations from various industry sectors using an integrative approach to synthesizing ideas, priorities, partners and projects.
As the Director, Executive Office at Feeding America, essentially serving as the chief of staff to the CEO, Amy ensured the efficient operation of the Executive Office, which included the CEO, President, VP Governance & Board Relations, VP of Innovation, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Assistants.
She spent 14 years as an Executive Vice President and Environmental Sustainability Strategist at Navista, Inc., The Public Affairs Group, where she provided strategic counsel, organizational management, planning, and membership & business development. As the Director of the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and in supporting other Navista trade association clients, she worked with dozens of global corporate environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) executives from diverse business sectors.
Amy worked as an Events and Media Planning Coordinator on the Gore-Lieberman Presidential Campaign 2000. She also worked for former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) as a Research Assistant for environmental, energy and natural resources issues. She began her career as an Environmental Policy Analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Amy’s academic and professional experiences have always been driven by her commitment to cause-oriented work and by her dedication to environmental sustainability and social impact issues. She has a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Environmental Science and Management from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).
She is on the Board of Advisors of Global Impact’s MyGrowfund.org and the External Advisory Board of the Polar Learning And Responding (PoLAR) Climate Change Education Partnership (PoLAR CCEP) at Columbia University. She is a member of Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE), Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), Indiana University Alumni Association’s IUvisors Career-Advisor and IU’s SPEA Mentor Program.