Amy Slothower is a management consultant with more than 20 years of leadership experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She currently provides strategic planning services to organizations in the health care and education industries. Her current and past clients include Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, the Colorado Charter School Institute, Colorado Access and numerous smaller nonprofits, charter schools and independent schools. Slothower typically is hired by the Board of Directors of her client organizations, and often provides them with guidance on effective governance. She was previously the founding Executive Director of Get Smart Schools, a charter school incubator and leadership development organization. Slothower was also the founder and board president of Denver Venture School, a Denver Public Schools charter high school with an entrepreneurship focus. In addition, she co-founded the Denver School of Science and Technology where she spent three years as chief financial officer prior to its 2004 opening. She also served as the vice president of finance and operations for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, an advocacy organization working to improve the lives of all of Colorado’s 1.1 million kids. Her private sector experiences include serving as Director of Product Management for Active.com, which is now a publicly-traded company, and working in management consulting for the Mitchell Madison Group, a McKinsey spin-off. Slothower received Bachelor’s degrees in history and literature from Harvard University. She earned a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.