Amy Beck Gandy has been named the program manager for the Momentum Leaders Northern Alabama program.
With extensive community involvement and leadership roles in the Huntsville/Madison County community, Gandy brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and connections to the role.
Gandy will lead local efforts to collaborate with established community leaders, identify candidates for Momentum’s nine-month executive leadership program and its mentor matching programs, and ensure an extraordinary experience for program participants at retreats and each program day during the rigorous nine-months of executive sessions. Additionally, Gandy will play a crucial role in expanding the programs and services offered by Momentum Leaders in Northern Alabama in the next few years.
“Excited doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about Amy joining our team,” said Momentum CEO April Benetollo. “Amy’s deep community connections, past leadership experience, and passion for our mission will bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a steadfast commitment to increasing the leadership capacity of women in North Alabama.”
Reflecting on her new role, Gandy expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “I am honored to join Momentum Leaders. Having worked in a program capacity at Leadership Greater Huntsville and as past board president of Junior League, I can already see the program differentiation and how valuable Momentum will be as a complement to other leadership development and networking opportunities in our community.”
Founded in 2002 in Birmingham, Momentum Leaders recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of advancing women in leadership in Alabama. The organization operates three nine-month executive leadership programs: one in Birmingham, one in Huntsville, and one exclusively for UAB Medicine. In addition to executive programs, Momentum operates two cohorts of its Upward early-career program, a free mentor matching service, and monthly webinars which that are free and open to anyone in the community to attend.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Gandy has lived in Huntsville for over 30 years. Working as full-time wife and mother, Amy found her passion for Huntsville and the community by volunteering in the Huntsville City School System and the Junior League of Huntsville. After serving as President of the League, her community experience led her to begin a career in Development and Community Relations. She has worked for Lincoln Village Ministry, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Leadership Greater Huntsville and was able to combine her love of community and hospitality at the Church Street Family Restaurant and Hospitality Group.
Amy remains active in the community serving on the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre and Academy Board and on the Huntsville Library Foundation Board. Amy is married to Todd and has three grown children: Abby, Anna and Parker. Amy loves traveling with her family, anything theatre-related, and entertaining in her home.