Strada Education Network Welcomes Seasoned Communications, Policy Professionals to Senior Roles

NCAA marketing and communications leader Amy Dunham and Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Chief of Staff Danny Lopez appointed as senior vice presidents to national social impact organization
May 8, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS— Strada Education Network, a national social impact organization, located in Indianapolis, dedicated to forging new pathways between education and employment, today announced the appointment of two local executives to senior leadership roles.

Amy Dunham, incoming senior vice president of Marketing Communications, and Danny Lopez, incoming chief of staff and senior vice president. 

Amy Dunham, currently managing director of strategic communications for the NCAA, will join Strada on June 3 as senior vice president of marketing and communications. Prior to the NCAA, where she has worked for eight years, Dunham served as a deputy assistant secretary and deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Danny Lopez will join Strada on May 20 as senior vice president and chief of staff. Lopez has spent the last two years serving as deputy chief of staff to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Lopez also served as chairman of the state’s newly-created Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.

“Amy and Danny bring deep expertise at the intersection of public policy and communications to our team, but more importantly a profound commitment to our values and mission,” said Bill Hansen, Strada president and CEO. “They are proven leaders, whose prior work and accomplishments reflect the spirit of cross-sector collaboration and problem solving, which is central to the work and impact of our network.”

Dunham graduated from Wake Forest University with dual bachelor’s degrees in communications and French language and culture. Lopez graduated from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in sports administration and marketing and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Florida International University.

About Strada Education Network
Strada is a national social impact organization, headquartered in Indianapolis, dedicated to forging new pathways between education and employment. Through its network of research, philanthropy and affiliate partners, Strada works to connecting today’s learners to the jobs of tomorrow. Learn more at