CFO, Executive Vice President, Program Implementation
Amanda’s role requires constant collaboration. It’s no surprise that is her favorite corporate value. “It’s so important to collaborate with others, learn as much about them as you can, work together to solve problems, and don't underestimate the value of other’s opinions,” she says.
Amanda oversees Slipstream’s finance, human resources, legal/contracts, facilities, vehicle fleet, and many of our energy efficiency program operations. Her typical day is consistently untypical. “If I were to put together a schedule, it would be a failure by 8:30 am so I try to come to the office with an open mind and an optimistic attitude.
Our employees are our number one asset and it is important to me to know how they are doing and what they are working on. I am thankful for the variety and experiences this role brings to me every day,” she explains.
Prior to joining Slipstream, Amanda accumulated more than 15 years of financial and accounting experience at various organizations throughout the Madison area. Most recently, she served as Financial Controller, Project Manager, and Human Resources Manager at ZD Studios, Inc., an environmental graphic design firm specializing in transforming and inspiring environments and brands. Amanda also previously held auditing, accounting and finance positions at Famous Footwear, Fiskars Brands, Inc., and Grant Thornton, LLP.
Amanda enjoys traveling and holds an affinity for beautiful outdoor spaces like the National Parks, where she finds the most solitude. Amanda also loves participating in UW—Madison’s numerous athletic events, where she is a member of the National W Club and occasionally serves as an announcer and scoreboard operator. When not working or traveling, Amanda likes spending time with her family and her very calm Tibetan Terrier, who helps teach her what life is about: walks, naps, and snacks!
First concert: Reba McEntire
Top travel destination: I love to go to the mountains!
Best snack to bribe me with: Chocolate chip cookies
Perfect day: Workout, brunch, a hike with my partner and dog, and then dinner at a brewery with delicious hazy IPAs