Amy Sparrow Potts has worked in the field of historic preservation and nonprofit management for over ten years. She worked as the director of the Rural Heritage Program for Preservation Kentucky and implemented one of two demonstration programs in the country sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and WK Kellogg Foundation to examine the positive economic benefits of historic preservation in saving important rural places. In addition to numerous educational workshops, technical assistance for non-profit organizations, local governments and property owners, the Rural Heritage program helped the National Trust successfully test the principles and strategies of Rural Heritage-Based Development and serves as a model of best practices throughout the country.
Most recently, Amy worked with Trace Heritage, LLC to write and manage numerous National Scenic Byway grants for the Lincoln Heritage Highway. Previously, she worked as Executive Director of the Harrodsburg Main Street Program and completed her undergraduate studies in English at Berea College and graduate studies at Appalachian State University with an academic background in cultural studies. She has experience in board development, nonprofit organization capacity building, fundraising, grant writing, project management and strategic planning. Amy joined Global Advancement in 2014.