As Tahoe Fund CEO, Amy leads efforts to secure private funding and support from individuals, foundations and corporations for environmental improvement projects that will restore and enhance Lake Tahoe.
Amy has raised more than $10 million from private donors, including more than $1 million for a new section of the East Shore Trail from Incline to Sand Harbor. The Tahoe Fund’s portfolio of projects includes critical watershed restoration projects, new sections of bike path, forest health projects and removal of aquatic invasive species.
In addition to helping ensure completion of more than 35 projects, she worked with more than 50 partners to create the region’s first collaborative stewardship campaign, Take Care, to change the culture of caretaking in the Tahoe Region.
Prior to joining the Tahoe Fund, Amy was director of marketing and communications for the North American arm of renewable energy giant ACCIONA. In this role she was a member of the management committee and responsible for corporate branding, internal communications and product marketing. She led the company’s communications and stakeholder engagement activities for more than 1,00MW of wind and solar developments, and worked with industry groups to lobby federal and state leaders for policies to expand renewable energy throughout the US and Canada.
Amy began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy & Mather in NYC. She has garnered attention for various brands in a variety of media outlets, including ABC’s “20/20”, NPR, and the New York Times. Her experience includes work with IBM, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Amy was Co-Chair of the New Energy Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, a 2008 Nevada Women’s Fund honoree, is a federal appointee to the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, and was named a Reno Gazette Journal “Twenty under 40” honoree. She graduated from Brown University where she was an All-American sailor.