Amy Lientz is the associate vice president for alumni relations at University of Idaho. She is the lead for programs and engagement, reaching 115,000 alumni located across the globe. Amy oversees a team located in Moscow, Boise and Coeur d’ Alene. In addition, she is responsible for the Alumni Higher Education Advocacy Committee, National University of Idaho Alumni Association, University of Idaho Retiree Association and alumni-business networks.
Previously, Amy was a member of the executive leadership team at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), responsible for supply chain strategy, technology deployment, university and industry partnerships, workforce and economic development, regional affairs, communications, governmental affairs and policy. She led teams in Idaho Falls, Washington D.C. and Boise. Amy helped lead INL’s transformation to a multipurpose laboratory, growing energy research and national security interests by providing leadership in public policy; promoting and building upon INL STEM interests; leading public affairs and emergency communications; assisting in lab strategy; hosting visitors around the globe; standing up a new event center; growing partnerships with industrial clients and securing and nurturing relations with elected officials.
Amy also held executive positions with large engineering firms, such as CH2MHill (now acquired by Jacobs Engineering), Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Her focus was energy and industrial new project siting, with an extensive record of “never-been done-before projects.”
When her busy schedule allows, she enjoys guest lecturing on energy policy at universities and developing and delivering curriculum for courses in industrial engineering and sustainability. When not working, you can find Amy fly fishing, skiing, rafting, hiking and golfing.
She is currently on the Idaho Public Television board and has held board positions with The City Club of Idaho Falls, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Idaho Business in Education and Idaho Falls Arts Council.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Boise State University and a Master of Science in industrial engineering technology from the College of Engineering, University of Idaho.