Born and raised in San Antonio, Amanda is an experienced leader with a strong background in Federal cybersecurity and IT policy, communications, and international affairs.
Currently, Amanda is the Deputy Director of CyberSecurity San
Antonio at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. In this role,
Amanda organizes the regional cybersecurity ecosystem around five core focus areas: Innovation and Economic Development, Military and Government Affairs, Global Engagement, Talent and Workforce Development, and Sustainability. Through partnerships with the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), the Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium (CIRC), Bexar County, and the City of San Antonio, in addition to education, community, and industry stakeholders, the
CyberSecurity San Antonio program is the lead convener, and brand manager for the ecosystem – speaking with one voice, and advancing with one vision.
CEO of Javilud LLC, Amanda also provides consulting services, produces exclusive events, and coordinates community engagement strategies throughout San Antonio, and its surrounding areas. From cybersecurity and government affairs – to entrepreneurship and art – to music and mentorship, Amanda is passionate about connecting people.
During her time in Washington, D.C., Amanda served as a political appointee at the White House during the Obama administration. There, she advised the Federal Chief Information
Officer, as well as the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer. Before the Federal government, Amanda led digital marketing initiatives at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation,
and served as community relations manager at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Office.
Amanda earned her Bachelors degree in Russian Studies from Smith College, and her Masters degree in Global Communication from The George Washington University at the Elliott School
of International Affairs. A proud SAISD alum, Amanda is a CyberPatriot mentor, and a member of the West Commerce Business Alliance, the Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio
(DIASA), and the Alamo AFCEA chapter.