Amy Horton
Vice President, Talent

Amy is responsible for developing and executing strategic talent development plans that will favorably impact Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Denison University and her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Amy started her career on Capitol Hill. She served a member of the Indiana delegation on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, which authorizes federal education and workforce laws. She later transitioned to the U.S. Department of Education as chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, the office responsible for career and technical and adult education programs.

After several years at USED, Amy was recruited to lead the Peace Corps’ K-12 and higher education programs and the agency’s career services and mentorship program. She was later tapped by the Peace Corps director to serve in the Senior Executive Service to lead the team responsible for training volunteers and staff in posts around the world.

Amy returned to her home state of Indiana to take an executive leadership role with a think tank focusing on education policy. Noting the state’s national leadership in K-12 education, she joined the policy team at the Indiana Department of Education to develop the most comprehensive package of education reforms in the country. Amy was later promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement and Growth, where she led the department’s CTE programs and College and Career Readiness initiatives.

Amy joined Conexus Indiana in April of 2017 from Project Lead The Way, the nation’s largest provider of K-12 STEM curricula, where she served as Policy and Research Director.

 

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