Amy Hovey is currently the special projects coordinator at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation where she works closely with the Foundation’s response to the water crisis in Flint. Prior to this position, she was the district chief of staff for Congressman Dan Kildee in Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District where she administered the operations of both the Washington, D.C. and district offices, as well as directly managed the programs of the district office. Preceding her work with the Congressman, Amy Hovey was the co-founder and chief operating officer and senior vice president of capacity building for Community Progress. Community Progress is a nonprofit organization created to assist communities in dealing with vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties. Prior to helping launch the organization, Amy founded the Protogenia Group LLC in 2002, after working with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for six years. At the consulting firm, Amy provided technical assistance in several areas including organizational development, leadership development, board governance, administrative management, and program and real estate development. She also provided support to Genesee County in the creation of the Genesee County Land Bank Authority. In addition to technical assistance, Amy has extensive training and meeting facilitation experience including an annual 15-day training program on comprehensive real estate development.
Amy holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from Alma College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.