Amy Johnson: Treasurer and Finance
Amy is the Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, a division of Ameriprise Financial. With 20 years of experience in the financial services industry at Ameriprise, US Bank and Piper Jaffray, she has performed various functions ranging from detailed analysis and accounting processes to her current role overseeing the operations of one of the largest investment management firms in the United States.
Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Accounting from the University of Iowa and spent the first two years of her career at KPMG auditing financial institutions, manufacturing companies and non-profit companies. While currently inactive, Amy was licensed as a CPA earlier in her career.
Responsibilities at FoNR
As Treasurer of Friends of Ngong Road, Amy is responsible for the financial and control activities of the organization. She sets strategy for maintaining effective internal controls and works with the independent audit firm to ensure effective accounting policies. On a more tactical level, she oversees the budgeting, accounting, cash handling and financial reporting processes, which are almost exclusively performed by volunteers. In addition, Amy is responsible for working with Ngong Road Children Association in Kenya to understand their financial results and processes, and for providing support and guidance in those areas as needed.
Why I am involved with FoNR
Acting as Treasurer allows me to step outside the corporate world and use my skills and experience to make a tangible difference for individual people who need our help. With our investment of time, support from generous donors and effective implementation of thoughtful plans, I believe that our sponsored children will help others over time and we can drive meaningful change together.