An independent management consultant, Amy Kiernan brings to the Board a professional background in strategic planning, business development, and organizational design and leadership. Ms. Kiernan is also certified in Elementary Education. From 2000 to 2011, Ms. Kiernan served as the Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development at Blue Slate Solutions in Albany, where she led the company to double-digit annual growth rate over the course of her tenure. Prior to joining Blue Slate Solutions, she worked in New York, first as an Assistant Treasurer at the Bank of New York and then as a sales and marketing executive at Home Box Office (HBO). Amy Kiernan is a graduate of Connecticut College, where she earned a B.A. in Child Development and Psychology.