Krista D’Amelio joined NACBA in April 2017 as Director of Government Affairs and Communications. D’Amelio’s work will focus on strengthening relationships and increasing advocacy reach with elected officials and government agencies to enhance their understanding and support of NACBA’s issues.
Prior to joining NACBA, D’Amelio served as Global Government Affairs Coordinator at Airlines for America where she assisted to increase advocacy reach and lobbying capabilities of the organization. Previously, she was the Associate Director of College Partner Relations at the Center for Student Opportunity where she helped first-generation students on the road to and through college.
A native of Connecticut, D’Amelio began her career in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele and on gubernatorial campaigns. She received duel Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Connecticut where she also conducted published research for the Department of Sociology. D'Amelio's research tracing the evolution of social policy in Connecticut led her to be granted the John G. Hill Political Science Excellence Award and her research abroad in the Arts and Humanity Summer Program in Florence, Italy earned her the 2009 Global Scholar Award. D'Amelio holds a masters degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.