Amy L. Hovey
Special Projects Coordinator
Problem solver, troubleshooter and mediator, Amy Hovey is an ideal pick for directing the Foundation’s special projects in our home community of Flint. She brings more than two decades of experience in finance, government relations, commercial real estate, construction, housing and neighborhood revitalization. She began her career as a banker and built a set of professional experiences that led her to the position of senior vice president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C. Along the way, she also worked as a program director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Lansing, Michigan, and founded the Protogenia Group, LLC, a Lansing-based consulting firm. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Hovey was district chief of staff for Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Michigan). A graduate of Michigan’s Alma College, Hovey received a bachelor’s degree in both business administration and psychology. While working full-time, she also earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint’s Rackham Graduate Program. She serves on the boards of Flint’s N.E.W. Life Center and the Opportunity Resource Fund in Lansing, Michigan, and manages — with her husband — a household that includes four children, two of whom are teenagers.