Amanda Friedman

Director of Finance


Portait photo of Amanda Friedman, Director of Finance

Amanda is an experienced financial professional specializing in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Most recently, Amanda spent 11 years working in nonprofit financial management, accounting and operations at The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

In addition to managing finances and operations for the organization’s Texas chapter, Amanda developed metrics and reporting tools for a successful $100 million fundraising campaign and played a key role in a project to replace the nonprofit’s finance system.

Prior to her role at The Nature Conservancy, she worked on policy and budget issues for state and local government in Texas and New York.

Amanda is a native New Yorker who moved to Texas for graduate school and never left. Amanda is a CPA and has master’s degrees in public affairs and accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Amanda lives in Austin with her three daughters and a sweet spaniel and is a proud graduate of New York City public schools. Her hobbies include swimming, cooking and weaving.