Amy Kellogg '99 Named Vice President of Potsdam College Foundation Board
Potsdam College Foundation Trustees Elect Amy Kellogg '99 of Albany, N.Y., as Vice President
POTSDAM, NY (11/29/2018) The Potsdam College Foundation Board of Trustees selected new leadership during a meeting at The State University of New York at Potsdam this fall.
Trustees elected Amy Kellogg '99 of Albany, N.Y., as vice president of the board, which guides fundraising efforts to support students and programs at SUNY Potsdam.
Amy Kellogg '99 majored in economics and politics at SUNY Potsdam and graduated summa cum laude. As a student in the pre-law program, she was mentored by Dr. Richard Del Guidice, who helped her secure an internship in the New York State Assembly in her junior year and helped her prepare for law school. She attended Albany Law School, and after graduating cum laude in 2002, she began working at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, also in Albany.
Today, Kellogg is a lawyer and partner at the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. Her law practice focuses on representing a variety of New York State professional associations, businesses and not-for-profits before New York State government, including the State Legislature, Governor's Office and various State agencies. She advises her clients on how best to navigate New York State government to achieve their desired results, and assists them in achieving their goals, by drafting legislation, arranging for bill introduction, navigating the legislative process, researching and monitoring pending legislation, and providing budget and financing advice and assistance for those with fiscal needs. She also advises clients regarding a myriad of government relations compliance issues, from ethics and gift laws, to procurement regulations, to campaign finance and election laws.
Kellogg is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Government Affairs Professionals Committee. She is a board member for the National Association of State Lobbyists, and a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Kellogg is also a past present of the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association Board of Trustees and Albany Law's National Alumni Association. As president of the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association, Kellogg led the organization in a number of successful initiatives from 2014 to 2016, including the creation of a new Pay It Forward Scholarship. She also endowed a scholarship for student internships, and is in the process of creating a second endowment, designated for a student leadership award. Additionally, Kellogg is active with the College's Women, Gender and Leadership Program, regularly serving as a mentor and guest speaker.
In honor of her ongoing service to her alma mater, she was presented with the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2016. She was also honored by Albany Law School in 2018, with its Donald D. DeAngelis '60 Excellence in Alumni Service Award. In honor of her achievements, she has been selected for inclusion in the Upstate Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, from 2013 to 2017.
About the Potsdam College Foundation:
Established in 1968, the Potsdam College Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to stewarding the continued growth of private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam. Its mission is to ensure a quality future for the College and its people, by establishing endowments to support scholarships and programs to ensure campus needs are met. To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/giving/pcf.
About SUNY Potsdam:
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu.