Amelia Corl joined The Opportunity Trust in February 2023 as chief of staff. Amelia previously served as the managing director of local programs at GHR Foundation leading Minneapolis-based grantmaking and governance initiatives. Prior to her work at GHR, Amelia served as chief of staff at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C. where she led strategic planning, M&E, budgeting, and human capital initiatives. Earlier in her career Amelia worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she worked closely with the chief strategy officer and the head of the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning. While there, she advised the leadership team on management, communications, and policy priorities. Amelia also served as a senior consultant at International Business Machines (IBM) in the Global Business Services division, where she led change management projects, IT implementations domestically and overseas, as well as communications activities. Amelia attended the University of Minnesota’s graduate program in sociology and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Macalester College.


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