Amanda O’Donnell

Chief Operations Officer


Amanda O’Donnell is a finance and operations expert who helps innovative and high-growth organizations build capacity to scale and increase impact. She is passionate about empowering women and girls in leadership, bridging digital divides, and increasing diversity in our democratic systems. Amanda is thrilled to have joined Vote Run Lead in 2017 as the organization’s first Chief Operations Officer. Prior to Vote Run Lead, Amanda built over a decade of experience in the technology sector: as a founding member, CFO, and Partner at Control Group, where she developed financial and operational strategies that enabled the company’s transformation from startup to industry leader to acquisition and merger; and as SVP of Finance at Intersection, a Sidewalk Labs company committed to improving the urban experience, and the team leading LinkNYC. Throughout her time in the industry, Amanda has been a leader of Women in Technology initiatives. Amanda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts focusing on Environmental Justice and earned her MPA from NYU-Wagner. She is a Board Member of MOUSE, a nonprofit that prepares historically excluded youth for roles in tech in order to build an inclusive and equitable future. She is also a proud mom of two native New Yorkers.  

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