AMANDA KRAUS, CEO of USRowing
Amanda Kraus is the CEO of USRowing, the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. Prior to her work at USRowing, she was the founder and CEO of Row New York, a nonprofit organization that brings the sport of rowing, paired with rigorous academic support, to youth in NYC. She now serves on the organization's board of directors.
Amanda is an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Community Leadership Award from President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, US Rowing’s Anita DeFrantz Award for advancing diversity in rowing, US Rowing’s John J. Carlin Service Award, and an NYU Partnership Award for serving girls and women with disabilities. Under her tenure, Row New York was the 2014 winner of the New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Amanda holds an MA in Education from Harvard and a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she was captain of the women’s crew team, a member of the DII National Championship boat, and a member of the Commonwealth Honors College.