Amista Naylor Lipot has been with the Voinovich School since 2002. In addition to establishing and cultivating critical partnerships, her portfolio includes strategic communications, development, alumni relations, advocacy, and special projects. She also serves as Executive Director for the Mayors' Partnership for Progress, a bipartisan coalition of Mayors and City Managers from nineteen southeast Ohio counties, representing nearly 138 communities. Before joining the Voinovich School, Amista managed administrators throughout Ohio for an international consulting and software company. She also has experience in sales, marketing, communications and the trade book industry. Amista has a bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communications from The Ohio State University and a Masters from Ohio University in Organizational Communication.