As Retail Academy Associate, Amanda assists in the planning and coordination of the award-winning Retail Academy program. Her day-to-day responsibilities include client onboarding and the creation of retail recruitment plans for clients.
Amanda has a decade of experience in retail real estate and was a key member of the original implementation team at Retail Strategies. Previously she was the Director of Marketing at Retail Strategies where she managed all marketing and operations for the company.
Her past experience also includes working at The Shopping Center Group and r360. Throughout her career she has worked with hundreds of cities, focusing on their strategic planning needs and creating their marketing materials and customized research.
In addition to working with communities, Amanda has worked with 50 of the nation’s largest retailers and restaurants forming their real estate committee site selection packages. During her career, she has assisted in hundreds of retailer site selection decisions.
Her expertise includes GIS mapping, advanced market research, market development plans, site selection packages, project feasibility studies, event management, business development, client management and team operations. She has an extensive background in site selection, project management, and tenant representation market analysis.
Amanda graduated from Auburn University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Outside of work, she loves to travel as well as spend time with her family and friends. She recently decided to take on Pilates and is always up for new adventures and trying new things.