Amanda Mathis brings twenty years of experience in marketing and development for nonprofit organizations to Converse University. Most recently, she is the founder and chief strategist for The 530 Group, a nonprofit consulting firm helping organizations worldwide. Before pursuing The 530 Group full-time, Mathis served as executive director for the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, securing funding for the notable projects of the Glendale Mill site and Gramling family property, providing open green space to essential parts of Spartanburg County.

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she managed the marketing and development department for Crosby Scholars, a nonprofit providing free college access to public middle and high school students. Mathis has also worked as executive director of Christmas in Action – Spartanburg, Falghren Mortine, and MOROCH firms for various clients, most notably McDonald’s and Experience Columbia SC, and at the City of Spartanburg’s economic development and marketing departments for six years.

A believer in giving back, Mathis serves on the Vestry at the Church of the Advent and the Pine Street Foundation Board. Volunteering with many local organizations, she holds leadership roles on numerous boards, including the Junior League of Spartanburg, Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Board, Leadership Winston-Salem Alumni Board, Spartanburg Young Professionals, and United Way Young Leaders Society.

Mathis has a BA from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Public Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Clemson University. She considers South Carolina her home state and has lived in the Spartanburg area for nearly twenty years. Along with spending time with her husband, Lenny, and their three children, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and reading.