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Amy Holloway is the energetic leader of Avalanche Consulting, Inc., one of the nation’s leading economic development strategy firms. Avalanche provides targeted economic development plans, custom research, workforce analyses, and communications platforms for the most dynamic communities in the country.

In her 23 years of experience as a consultant, Amy has authored strategies for more than 100 communities across the US and abroad, including the Atlanta Regional Commission, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Charlotte Regional Partnership and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Columbus 2020, Greater Houston Partnership, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, JAXUSA Partnership, Miami-Dade County’s Beacon Council, and Provo City Utah, just to name a few.

Amy resides in Austin with her husband Chris and their two tenacious terriers. She recently served as chair of the board of Fusebox, an international contemporary arts festival. Previously, she served on the boards of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Leadership Austin, the Austin State Hospital, The Creative Fund, and the Austin Creative Alliance. She was a 2007 graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program, 2009 graduate of Leadership Austin’s Essential Class, and a 2010 Fellow for the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO). Amy received Austin Under 40′s 2010 Austinite of the Year award in the field of government and public affairs. In 2012, the Austin Business Journal named Amy one of the five most influential women in Austin.

Amy’s BBA and MS degrees in Environmental Economics are from Baylor University.