Amy Sherwood



Vice President & Chief of Staff


In her role as Chief of Staff and Operations, Amy Sherwood manages operations for the IAPP. As part of the leadership team, she helps develop the IAPP strategy and ensures the functional rhythm of the organization. During her tenure, she has been responsible for business operations, international operations, marketing, events, certification, training, publications, human resources, information technology, and membership/customer service and engagement.

Today, Sherwood is focused on organizational scaling, global services and an environment that supports growth into the next decade. A special area of emphasis also includes IAPP culture and values.

Prior to joining the IAPP, Sherwood worked at the Markle Foundation in New York and Strawbery Banke Museum in New Hampshire.

Sherwood has a BS in communications from the Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, and a BA from the Culinary Institute of America. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). 

Sherwood has been a big sister through Big Brothers, Big Sisters for more than two decades. She lives with her husband and son in Massachusetts. For fun, she cooks, paints, avidly follows the WNBA, and stirs the pot as a moderator on her city's social media hub.