Amanda Jarrett


Director, Communications
[email protected]

At a glance:

Here's what I can help you with:
Communications and media relations

Leadership roles:
I’m a board member of the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA).

Get to know Amanda:

What do you actually do all day long?
I manage CMF’s internal and external communications, ranging from media relations and event marketing to social media management and publication production.  

What is the best part of your job?
Lifting up the innovative and impactful work of our members.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Hudsonville Ice Cream strawberry cheesecake.

What music are you streaming?
“Classical Goes Pop” radio station on Pandora.

Why do you love where you live?
I’m a Michigan transplant, hailing from the home of the Kentucky Derby (Louisville, Kentucky). I moved here and quickly fell in love with the lakeshore and the many hidden gems of Michigan.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
The power of flight, it would make travel so much easier.

Favorite book from childhood?
"Charlotte’s Web." Now that I’m a parent, my favorite children’s book is "Princesses Wear Pants."

Favorite book?
Impossible for me to choose!

Dream vacation? 
Iceland is on my bucket list.

Exploring the local food scene in Grand Rapids, reading, seeking new outdoor adventures in Michigan and traveling.