Amanda Kieffer is the Vice President of Communications & Strategy for the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy where she manages digital marketing, external relations, and strategic communications for the Cardinal team. She is also the Executive Producer of the Forgotten America podcast, which highlights the culture and challenges of rural America by telling the stories of the people who live there.
Amanda is a proud alumna of the Koch Associates Program, the Generation Liberty Fellowship, American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network Millennial Cohort, and Young Voices’ Contributor Program.
She is the recipient of the 2021 America’s Future Rising Star Award and, on behalf of the Cardinal Institute, the State Policy Network’s 2021 Communications Excellence Award for Powerful Storytelling.
Amanda grew up in the bluegrass hills of Kentucky and graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University in 2016 with a B.A. in Government: Western Legal Traditions. She is passionate about translating policy wonk into English for the people of the Mountain State.