Director of Grant Relations
As the director of grant relations, Amanda Pierson helps maintain and grow funding for various projects and initiatives for Free To Choose Network (FTCN), Free To Choose Media, izzit.org, and Capitaf, while juggling schedules, coordinating meetings, advance travel planning, and procuring our database. With nearly two decades of experience supporting multiple senior executives, executive staff, directors, donors, and producers of FTCN, Pierson is a go-to resource with an impressive Rolodex.
Pierson has been involved on multiple levels with FTCN’s productions for the last 18 years, as well as the development of its education division and procurement of Capitaf. Simultaneously, and for the past 29 years, she has served as innkeeper and property manager for A.J. Wing and Associates, her family’s business, which includes but is not limited to apartments and an inn located in Conneaut, OH. Prior to becoming property manager, Pierson worked in various capacities in the family business since she was a teen.
Before joining FTCN, Pierson worked in retail sales as an assistant manager and the hospitality industry. She earned an associate degree in applied science: business management, with adjacent majors in accounting and information systems, from Lakeland Community College in Kirkland, OH.
Pierson enjoys do-it-yourself projects, camping, and riding their motorcycle and SxS. She lives in East Springfield, PA, with her husband, Dave, and their two dogs, Raine and Sasha.