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Amy Kurtz

President, Sixteen Thirty Fund

Amy Kurtz has more than thirty years of experience managing electoral and advocacy campaigns across the country. Amy has developed an expertise in independent campaigns and has vast knowledge of groups and organizations effectively working to support public education, conservation, and voting rights across the country. In her role at Sixteen Thirty Fund, she supports the work of donors and progressives across the country through fiscal sponsorship.

Prior to leading STF, Amy served as a senior adviser at America Votes, working extensively with national and state progressive partners on voter-contact planning and execution across the country. Before working at AV, Amy spent ten years as a manager and director in the Campaigns and Elections Department at the National Education Association. Amy oversaw the staff and strategy of the association’s member electoral communications in 2016 and all of the independent electoral campaigns for the 2012 and 2014 cycles. She also oversaw the political and advocacy budgets for the 3 million–member union and was the staff lead for the NEA’s PAC.  

Prior to joining NEA, Amy worked in the conservation community, planning and running ballot campaigns, independent expenditures, and advocacy efforts across the country. She worked at Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund and was the first full-time campaign manager at the League of Conservation Voters in 2001. Prior to joining the LCV, Amy worked as a senior adviser for the Nature Conservancy, helping secure more than 300 million public dollars in statewide and local conservation efforts across states and counties. 

Amy is a graduate of George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication. She and her husband have two great, funny kids and live in D.C.