Amy is a dynamic and engaging public speaker. Through her contagious enthusiasm, Amy creates a sense of urgency that leaves audiences with a passion to get up and do something that will move them forward toward reaching their ultimate goals for life. She is also a frequent lecturer on college campuses around the country. When she is not speaking to audiences, she is doing one-on-one mentoring and consulting for entrepreneurs and high growth companies. She mentors companies on areas such as leadership, brand promotion, taking technology to market, product design, raising capital, and overcoming the challenges of growing a successful business.
Amy is a strong supporter of the community and the arts and she serves on board of numerous Universities and organizations, including:
Utah Advisory Board, Chair of Government Committee
Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Chairman, Motion Picture Advisory Council (MPAC)
Formed in 1974, the Utah Film Commission is a part of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International. More than 900 films and TV movies have been filmed in the Beehive State. In support of the film industry in the State of Utah, Governor Gary Herbert and the State Legislature have approved the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The State of Utah may provide a post-performance financial incentive to production companies in order to help develop a strong motion picture industry presence in the state that will contribute substantially to improving Utah's economy.
Utah Capital Investment Corporation (UCIC) s a $300 million State of Utah economic development program aimed at providing access of alternative or non-traditional capital to Utah entrepreneurs. UCIC invests in venture capital and private equity funds that commit to establish a working relationship with Utah's start-up and business community, and commit to making investments in qualifying companies. Utah companies have raised over $1.1 billion from Utah Capital Investment portfolio funds, and the jobs created will produce over $100 million in tax revenue over the next 10 years.
The Huntsman Cancer Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to fundraising for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Huntsman Cancer Institute's mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings and to use this knowledge to both create and improve cancer treatments. This year the Huntsman Cancer Institute will provide 100,000 highly specialized cancer treatments to people in the Intermountain West, the United States and beyond. Due to the excellent research programs, Huntsman Cancer Institute is the #1 genetics research facility in the world. As part of serving on the Executive Council each member has the opportunity to act as an ambassador to both the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The council's focus is to develop and advise sponsorship activities and ensure that the foundation reaches financial goals through networking and advocacy.
Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
Utah's premier association, the Utah Technology Council (UTC), has become the essential business resource for life science and high-tech companies seeking to achieve greater success. At its core, UTC exists to foster the growth of the state's 5,000 technology companies, ensure Utah develops the highest quality workforce in the nation, and attract an ever-increasing array of funding. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders, and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources.
NACD Board Utah Chapter
NACD advances exemplary board leadership - for directors, by directors. The organization provides the information and insights that board members rely upon to confidently navigate business challenges and enhance long-term shareowner value. Importantly, directors and boards turn to NACD to gain the knowledge and wisdom to become a strategic asset to their companies, and NACD amplifies the collective voice of directors in the national dialogue on board governance issues. NACD is focused on meeting the needs of board members, and supporting directors to perform more effectively and efficiently.
Board of Directors
South Davis Community Hospital (SDCH) is a nonprofit medical facility designed to serve the community of Bountiful, Utah and its surrounding regions. SDCH focuses on improving outcomes for patients who require intensive, often long term, specialized care. At SDCH, children and adults of all ages find hope and families find the support they need to redefine everyday life. It is SDCH's mission to enhance the health and well-being of the individuals they serve and commits to serve with excellence and to exceed expectations.
Board of Directors
The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that draws off of the thinking of Leonardo da Vinci, who saw all knowledge as related and all the world's disciplines as one whole. One goal for The Leonardo is to inspire and prepare Utah students and educators to contribute to 21st century innovation by teaching them to integrate learning with creative, conceptual, collaborative and problem- solving skills focused on science, technology, engineering, math and art. The Leonardo offers free memberships for Utah K-12 educators providing a way for teachers to fuel their personal curiosity and get new ideas for field trips and classroom activities. The Board of Directors and staff at The Leonardo are committed to creating a new kind of science center where visitors can both experience the most current concepts in science, technology and creativity, and be inspired to become innovators in their own right.
Board of Trustees, Legacy Committee
The Hale Centre Theatre's mission is to provide affordable world-class family theatre and theatre education for and by the community. To continue with the current 12-month production schedule that is desired by the audience and to further involve its community, Hale Centre Theatre has established an active donor program called "Ovations" and receives generous sponsorships through local and national organizations. Hale Centre Theatre donates more than 6,000 outreach tickets to various local schools each year and hires actors for more than 350 roles each season. With its new non-profit organizational structure, Hale Centre Theatre appointed a notable Board of Trustees and a National Advisory Board that act on behalf of the public's trust to ensure that the theatre continues to keep up with the desired production schedule and meet their mission statement goals.
National Advisory Board, Executive Committee
The mission of the National Advisory Board is to promote, enhance and support the welfare and educational interests of the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business in local, national, and international academic, business and governmental communities. Membership consists of President and CEO level business leaders who have strong interest in furthering the school's mission.
The Center for Medial Innovation provides you with the means to turn ideas into reality. The Center nurtures an environment that supports students and faculty who not only want to invent something new, but who also want to find ways to launch their invention into the marketplace by providing resources, connections, and expertise. They combine formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization that creates a one-stop-shop environment that assists the innovator through ideation, concept generation, intellectual property, market analysis, prototyping and testing, business plan development, and commercialization.
Technology Commercialization Advisory Board
The University of Utah is an active laboratory for innovation and has become a leader in technological, scientific, and medical discovery. The University's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) has become a leader in the commercialization of these discoveries. This success is a result of TCO's ability to vet early stage technologies, de-risk opportunities, and organize teams to find marketable applications of these technologies.
National Advisory Council Board
The National Advisory Council is dedicated to the continuing progress of the Woodbury School of Business and Utah Valley University. The role of the National Advisory Council is to provide advice, opinions, and ideas regarding programs, recruitment and placement, and the general competitive environment affecting business education at UVU. Each council member mentors one or more business student. Council memebers also help improve the visibility and enhance the reputation of the Woodbury School of Business and Utah Valley University in the business community.
The mission of the founders is to support the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in teaching and mentoring students, providing research opportunities and funding the center's activities, guided by the three privileges to learn, earn, and return. To support this mission, the Founders assist in developing teaching materials for classroom use, and research opportunities for faculty and students, give lectures and team teach with faculty to students and other groups, mentor students in starting and operating their own ventures, arrange internships for students in Founders' and others' businesses, make contributions to help build the center's endowment and fully cover its annual operating expenses and scholarship programs, and help build entrepreneurship programs on other BYU campuses and LDS Business College.