|Email:||amanda.fessenden [at] ICANN.org|
Amanda Fessenden is currently Director, GDD Services at ICANN org within the Global Domains Division (GDD) Accounts and Services team. She's been with ICANN since 2016 and previously worked on the Registry Services and Engagement team. Before joining ICANN, Amanda was the Director of Industry Relations at Uniregistry from 2011-2016 where she helped launch over 20 new gTLDs, was the primary liaison to registrars, and worked in business development and marketing.
Before joining the domain name industry, Amanda was a Research Associate at a consulting firm called ClearView Energy Partners in Washington, D.C. She has also spent time teaching and studying in France. From 2009-2010, she was a Staff Assistant in the Chairman's Office at the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also done an internship at the United States Senate.
Amanda graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations and French Language and Literature. She is fluent in French, plays cello, and loves to run.