Amy Swonger was appointed to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in 2021.
Amy Swonger has extensive government experience spanning the U.S. House, Senate, and White House. She most recently served as Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, she led the White House legislative affairs team in advancing the President’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill. She was responsible for developing legislative strategy, promoting the President’s initiatives and nominations, building and maintaining relationships with Congress and coordinating legislative priorities across the administration. Prior to this role, Amy served as Deputy Assistant to the President where she oversaw the Senate legislative affairs operation for the President.
Previously, Amy worked for Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell where she helped build support and implement the legislative priorities of the Senate Republican Conference. She also served as a Legislative Assistant to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, advising the Leader on tax, trade, healthcare financing, and budget.
Following her time in the Senate, Amy worked in the White House serving as Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs to Vice President Cheney.
Amy began her career on Capitol Hill more than 20 years ago working in the House of Representatives.
From 2008-2017, Amy worked in the private sector as a Senior Manager for government affairs with Washington Council Ernst & Young and just before returning to the White House, worked at Invariant Government Relations representing clients across the country.
Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, Chris, and two sons.