Amy joined 58 INC. in January 2021 with more than 20 years of public and private sector work with communities in Alabama and Illinois. Her roles have included directing planning and economic development for the City of Madison, Alabama, bolstering corporate and manufacturing jobs, drawing retail to both downtown and corridors. She also worked recruiting bioscience startups and companies for HudsonAlpha to the biotech campus in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville. Prior to relocating to Alabama in 2009, Amy served as a community consultant, municipal development director, and EDO executive director, serving more than 20 communities in the Chicagoland area, in and around her hometown of St. Charles, IL. Amy brings the spirit of teamwork and collaboration to each project underpinned with a guiding principle to add lasting value to our communities with each project, seeking win-win scenarios for communities and those investing in them. Amy holds undergraduate degrees from Miami University in Ohio in Architecture and Interdisciplinary Studies. She also continued to graduate studies at University of Illinois (Urban-Champaign) in Urban and Regional Planning as well as Architecture with a Management option. In addition to her professional organization memberships, Amy serves on the board of both BIO Alabama and Southeast Life Sciences - connecting companies, investors and entrepreneurial talent and has served as an Alabama Launchpad Judge.