Amy Hertel

Amy Hertel Buckley

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Amy Hertel Buckley is a Partner at Education Cities, a national nonprofit that supports and advises city-based education organizations on their efforts to grow great public schools. Amy utilizes her experience launching and leading an Education Cities member organization to help others across the network grow their impact.

While at The Minneapolis Foundation, Amy recognized city funders and partners could reach more children and communities if they worked together to align resources and vision. As the Founding Executive Director of Minneapolis’ newest harbormaster, Amy garnered input and support from a group of 100 leaders as she created a strategic, city-wide strategy to help more families access great schools. Amy built a 26-member funder coalition to support this effort and made early investments to increase enrollment at high performing schools, support the first autonomous and accountable schools within the district and drive policy change.

Amy has also been a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a litigator at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.

Amy earned her BA at the College of Saint Benedict, her Master of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and her juris doctorate from Stanford Law School.