President and founder of Newton Street, works with innovators seeking to change the world in big and surprising ways – especially in the areas of climate, health, education, economic opportunity and democracy. She believes that global cooperation, bold thinking, and disruptive solutions are required if the world is to address the most pressing challenges of our time.

Prior to founding Newton Street, Amy worked at the epicenter of global health and development for 14 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, most recently as the head of media relations. She led a high-performing team of communications professionals, collaborating with colleagues in offices around the world in support of over a dozen major resource mobilizations for global partnerships such as Gavi, the Global Fund, and COVAX. She drove top tier media engagement across annual events, including the World Economic Forum at Davos and the UN General Assembly. She led crisis communications and reputation risk management for the foundation and its many programmatic areas. Amy has worked in Seattle, Washington, Washington, D.C., and London, UK. She has formed a network of organizations, reporters, advocates, scientists and world leaders at the forefront of global initiatives.

Amy got her start at international PR agency Hill & Knowlton and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and public relations from Gonzaga University. She currently serves on the Dean of the Business School’s Executive Council.