Amy Palmer joined Solider’s Angels as the President & CEO in October 2013. Palmer previously worked for Operation Homefront in many roles, most recently as the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Field Operations and Programs Officer. As one of the two co-founders, she worked tirelessly for 11 years to take the organization from a fledgling local effort to one of the most respected military support organizations in the country. In her 13 years of non-profit work, she has raised over $100 million for military and veteran charities.
Amy joined Soldiers’ Angels when the organization was on the brink of closing its doors. At the personal request of the Soldiers’ Angels founder, Patti Patton, grand-niece of General George Patton, Amy joined the Soldiers Angels team taking the organization from near closing and bankruptcy to a stable and well-respected military and veteran organization. In just two years, the organization is debt free and has quickly become the fastest growing organization serving veterans and VA Medical Centers.
Amy volunteers as a guest speaker for various foundations and nonprofit organizations around the country. She often speaks on matters pertaining to board governance, leadership, non-profit management and fundraising in addition to the needs of military families in times of war. She has been nominated for numerous awards for her career of service. She was featured on Lifetime Channel’s “Remarkable Women,” a year-long series celebrating women who have inspired and empowered others to make a difference. Amy has also appeared on many other national television and radio shows to include Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, and Rush Limbaugh. Amy was also awarded the 2012 Caring Award alongside other prestigious 2012 award winners including the Dalai Lama. Most recently, Amy has been nominated for San Antonio Business Journal’s Nonprofit CEO Award.
Amy Palmer is a disabled Air Force veteran and her husband is a retired Air Force officer who is also severely disabled from military service. Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Michigan State University and the Society of Nonprofit Organizations, and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Philanthropy.