Amy Buckmaster is the President/CEO of the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for providing leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the programs and personnel of the Redwood City – San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce. She facilitates and leads staff and board efforts to achieve the mission and goals of the Chamber as approved by the Board of Directors. She has over 20 years in association management.
Amy has worked for the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce since 1987 when she began as a part time receptionist while still in school. She advanced from a receptionist to Events Coordinator, to Marketing & Communications Manager, to Vice President, Marketing, and Programs, and to Interim President and CEO before assuming the role as President and CEO in March of 2013.
Amy currently serves on the County of San Mateo’s Housing for All Initiative. She is the Executive Director for the RCIA (Redwood City Improvement Association). Amy has served on the Redwood City’s Inner Harbor Task Force, the Sequoia Awards Board of Directors, the San Mateo County Chamber Alliance of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and as an Honorary Host for the Benefit for a Brighter Future sponsored by the Redwood City Education Foundation. Amy has also volunteered as an AYSO Soccer Coach for young girls.
Amy received her BA in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University and is also a 2006 graduate of the Leadership Redwood City-San Carlos-Belmont-Menlo Park Program.
In 2010 she was awarded the 2010 Chamber Person of the Year along with Barry Jolette.
She was recently awarded the 2013 Business Woman of the Year Award sponsored by United American Bank. This award recognizes a woman who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, and who assists other women of all races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to reach their professional potential within their business, as well as women who lends her invaluable business expertise to the local community for the purpose of stimulating and enhancing the quality of life in the community.
Amy is a current resident of Redwood City, California.
President & CEO