Amanda Ballantyne, J.D.

Executive Director, Business Education Fund

Amanda Ballantyne serves as Executive Director for the Business Education Fund, and all associated projects, including the Main Street Alliance. Ms. Ballantyne provides strategic direction to the organization as well as oversight of all of its field offices and operations. She joined the Main Street Alliance in the fall of 2013. She brings more than a decade of progressive organizing, policy and legal experience. Before taking over the leadership of Main Street, Amanda worked for some of the most active and effective organizations in the progressive sector including Public Citizen and Free Press. She brings deep skills in organizing from her early career work as a labor organizer and combines this with astute policy analysis skills which she honed while for CWA and SEIU. Amanda graduated from Smith College and earned her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Authored Content

  • Aug 26 2020
    Blog Post Breaking Barriers to Credit and Capital Access for Black, Latinx, and Women-Owned Businesses The Covid-19 pandemic did not cause the inequities in the U.S. financial system, but it has highlighted and further exacerbated the stark inequities of the U.S. economy. Institutional racism has been rampant since…well, always. Minority entrepreneurs – defined by the Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce as “businesses owned by African […] Amanda Ballantyn, Brett Mons