Amy Lientz is an executive with Idaho National Laboratory responsible for university, workforce and economic development, regional affairs, communications, governmental affairs and policy. She leads teams in Idaho Falls, Washington, D.C., and Boise. Lientz has helped lead INL’s transformation to a multipurpose laboratory fostering growth in energy research and national security interests by providing leadership in public policy; promoting and building upon INL STEM interests; leading public affairs and emergency communications; assisting in lab strategy; hosting visitors from around the globe; standing up a new events center; growing partnerships with industrial clients; and securing and nurturing relations with elected officials.
Prior to INL, she served as senior vice president of government, outreach and project management for CH2M Hill, where she successfully led high-profile projects in business development, energy siting, municipality projects, sustainability and waste management, and natural resource and restoration initiatives. She also held senior project management and research positions with Northrop Grumman and EG&G.
Her successful track record of managing difficult and “never-beendone-before projects” and attracting new multimillion-dollar business interests have led to long-term, trusted relationships statewide, nationally, locally, and with partners in education, community and industry.
When her busy schedule allows, she enjoys guest lecturing on energy policy at universities and has developed and delivered curriculum for courses in industrial engineering and sustainability. When not working, you can find her fly-fishing, skiing, rafting, hiking and golfing.
She is currently on the board for Idaho Public Television, McClure Policy Center, Idaho Technology Council, Idaho Falls City Club, Elks, The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and Idaho Business for Education.