Amanda Brown is the Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC). In this role, Amanda works closely with the Chair, members of the Council, and the NWBC staff in support of the NWBC mission to be a leading voice on economic issues facing women entrepreneurs. Amanda is an organizer at heart and passionate about female entrepreneurship. She is a champion for the Council’s initiatives: access to capital, access to market, job creation, and data collection.
Amanda brings a wealth of experience to this role – forging innovative partnerships, executing grassroots campaigns, advising key influencers in the nation’s capital, and growing brand awareness.
Two days after graduating from Dartmouth College in 2007, Amanda joined the Obama campaign, organizing in several states during the primary season – Nevada, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and North Carolina. She moved to the Chicago headquarters for the general election, serving as the surrogate desk for the Great Lakes Ohio Valley region and as the "bodywoman" for the President's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng.
Amanda worked in the Obama Administration through 2011. First, she served on the President's Transition Team and the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Amanda served as the Assistant to the Director in the White House Office of Political Affairs, beginning just a few hours after the President was sworn in through the winter of 2010. She then transitioned to the U.S. Department of Energy to be the Advisor for Strategic Planning, developing strategy for Secretary Chu’s medium and long-term agenda and making recommendations concerning the priorities of both the Department leadership and the Administration more broadly.
Amanda left the Administration in 2011 for Rock the Vote, and in some sense pay her experiences forward. As the National Political Director of Rock the Vote, Amanda oversaw the organization's civic engagement programming, led the voter registration modernization advocacy efforts, managed partnerships, and worked closely with the digital team on the maintenance and development of Rock the Vote's online voter registration tool.
Amanda is a 2014 Forbes 30-under-30 recipient in the Law and Public Policy field. She is a 2007 summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, with a Bachelor of Arts in both Government and Sociology.