Amy Stewart Smith is a director of nonprofit executive programs at the Center for Nonprofit Management, where she specializes in education sector programming. Prior to joining the Center for Nonprofit Management, Amy served as senior director of marketing for Kellogg Executive Education, overseeing record annual participation and the introduction of more than a dozen new programs.
Amy spent eight years with IFF (formerly Illinois Facilities Fund) as director of marketing and business development for the mission-driven lender, developer and real estate consultant. In that time, she helped IFF grow from a statewide organization to one of the largest community development financial institutions in the country. She was also a frequent presenter at foundations across the Midwest on the topic of facilities financing and development.
In early career roles, Amy has consulted with municipal governments across the United States and Canada, turned around an unprofitable bank branch in Ohio and supported dozens of Fortune 500 companies with research and recommendations around talent development. She co-authored a book on increasing engagement and retention amongst an hourly workforce, and co-edited books on capital project planning and performance measurement. Whether in the nonprofit, public or private sector, Amy thrives on education, outreach, and relationship development.
Amy holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in Marketing and Nonprofit Management, and is thrilled to have returned to her alma mater. She received a BS in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University. Amy is also active in her community – particularly in support of her two children – on school committees, as a soccer coach, and within her faith community.