Amy Buckley


Amy Squire Buckley has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and communications, building and managing businesses and leading large-scale client engagements in the public and private sectors, with a focus in the education market.

As a Principal at Reingold for more than eight years, Amy developed strategic client and partner relationships, managed complex client engagements, and led organizational capacity-building within the firm. She was the project director for several public awareness campaigns with clients including the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Amy previously launched a new business model for Varsity Group, producing an e-commerce textbook solution serving private educational institutions and their students that became an industry leader. Amy also managed an innovative grassroots-marketing program on more than 100 college campuses across the country. She worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, and formerly served in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and as deputy director of the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House.

Amy has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.​ ​Her first job after college was serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a public advocate in Seattle, working on behalf of homeless and at-risk families. ​She lives in Bethesda with her husband and three boys. A faithful (and sometimes obnoxious) Boston sports fan, Amy is most happy when visiting her native Cape Cod with her boys.


  • Everyone has a story: The world would be a better place if everyone followed “Humans of NY”
  • Every voice truly matters: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead
  • Don’t underestimate the value of a good sweat: In the immortal words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”
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