Research and Communications Director

Amanda Hunter

Research and Communications Director

Amanda Hunter promotes the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s mission to advance women’s representation in American politics by leading our research and communications efforts. She oversees the communications team for the Foundation, including its digital strategy and media relations.

Prior to joining the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Amanda served as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, America’s first museum of modern art. Previously, served as Senior Press Representative at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, leading media relations efforts on events like The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors. She also served as Deputy Communications Director at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade association for record companies, and Manager of Public Relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

Amanda graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Communications from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by Dorothy Height, Diane Nash, and all the women leaders from the Civil Rights Movement. Although they don’t get the same recognition as their male counterparts, their bravery, steadfastness and vision changed America.