Amy Lientz

Director: Partnerships, Engagement and Technology Deployment at: Idaho National Laboratory


Amy Lientz is an executive with Idaho National Laboratory responsible for technology deployment, university and industry partnerships, workforce and economic development, regional affairs, communications, governmental affairs and policy. She leads teams in Idaho Falls, Washington DC, and Boise. Lientz has helped lead INL’s transformation to a multipurpose laboratory helping to grow energy research and national security interests by providing leadership in public policy; promoting and building upon INL STEM interests; leading public affairs and emergency communications; assisting in lab strategy; hosting visitors around the globe; standing up a new event center; growing partnerships with industrial clients; and securing and nurturing relations with elected officials.

Prior to INL, she served as Senior Vice President of government, outreach and project management for CH2MHill where she successfully led high profile projects in business development, energy siting, municipality projects, sustainability and waste management, and natural resource and restoration initiatives. She also held Senior Project Management and research positions with Northrup Grumman and EG&G.

Her successful track record of managing difficult and “never-been done-before projects” and attracting new multimillion dollar business interests, have led to long term, trusted relationships state-wide, nationally, locally, and with partners in education, community, and industry.

When her busy schedule allows she enjoys guest lecturing on energy policy at universities and has developed and delivered curriculum for courses in Industrial engineering and sustainability.  When not working, you can find Amy fly-fishing, skiing, rafting, hiking, and golfing.

She is currently on the board for : Idaho Public Television, University of Idaho National Alumni, Idaho Falls City Club, Idaho Council of Industry and the Environment, Idaho Falls City Club, Teton Regional Land Trust, Grow Idaho Falls, Partners for Science and Technology, Rotary, Elks, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Idaho Business in Education, and Idaho Falls Arts Council.

BS Environmental Science, Boise State University MS College of Engineering – Industrial Technology University of Idaho