Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Amanda Lee Keammerer is a Chicana leader who builds communities, tracks cyber and IT policies, and translates between technical and non-technical audiences.
Amanda is the founder and CEO of Javilud LLC, a small business focused on transforming partnerships at the intersection of people, politics, technology, and art. She is also the co-founder of the What in the World?! event series, which showcases women in international affairs, educates the public about global issues, and elevates diverse and undervalued voices.
Previously, Amanda was the vice president of cybersecurity and director of CyberSecurity San Antonio at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Housed within the Chamber, CyberSecurity San Antonio (CSSAtx) is the lead convener and brand manager of the region’s cybersecurity ecosystem, including federal and military partners, startups, academia, non-profits, K12 education stakeholders, and corporations.
During President Obama’s administration, Amanda served as a special assistant and policy advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer at the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to working at the White House, Amanda led digital marketing initiatives at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and managed communications and community relations at the LULAC National Office.
Amanda earned her Master of Arts degree in Global Communication with a double concentration in national security and IT policy from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Amanda graduated from Smith College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies. Amanda is an Honorary Commander with the 502d Air Base Wing, and a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.
A proud graduate of San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) public schools, Amanda serves on the non-profit boards of Family Service, the SAISD Foundation, and Women in Cybersecurity San Antonio affiliate. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling.