Amanda Hunter is a political and communications strategist who is passionate about empowering women.
As Executive Director, Amanda Hunter leads the Political Office’s efforts to engage women in the political process and to support pro-choice, pro-equality women candidates and organizations across the country. With extensive communications experience, including over three years on Barbara Lee’s senior leadership team, Amanda brings her strategic expertise to our work of advancing women’s political equality.
Prior to becoming Executive Director, Amanda was the Political Office’s Communications Director. In this role, she was responsible for promoting our mission to elect progressive, Democratic, pro-choice women by leading communications efforts, including digital strategy and media relations.
Previously, Amanda lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she served as Senior Press Representative at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, leading media relations efforts on events like The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors. She was also Deputy Communications Director at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade association for record companies. She spent two years as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art.
Amanda graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Communications from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead