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Amy B. Robinson

Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer

Finance

Amy B. Robinson is vice president, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of The Kresge Foundation and serves as treasurer for the foundation’s board of trustees. She manages the facilities, finance, grants management and information technology teams for the foundation. Amy is a member of Kresge’s executive team and has served as secretary to the foundation’s board of trustees.

She joined Kresge in 1995 after serving as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Detroit. She held various accounting and financial management roles at the foundation prior to being named CFO in 2009.

Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. She is a certified public accountant and a designated chartered global management accountant. Amy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

She is a board member and chair of the audit committee of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and an adviser to the audit committee of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust.

Amy is immediate past president of the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG) and served as president for three one-year terms ending October 2021. She continues to serve on the president’s cabinet, nominating and membership committee and DEI task force of FFOG, which she established during her tenure as president. Amy has also served as a past board member, treasurer and president-elect of FFOG.

Appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Not-For-Profit Advisory Committee in 2016, Amy served a four-year term. She has also served on the boards of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) mutual fund complex, the Council of Michigan Foundations and Mount Clemens Montessori academy.

Amy is a graduate of Leadership Detroit XXIV and is frequently invited to speak at national conferences about accounting, tax, leadership, DEI and other issues. She is a long-standing steering committee member of the AICPA annual private foundation tax and accounting summit.

She received the 2017 AICPA Women to Watch – Experienced Leader Award, which honors those who have shown outstanding commitment and leadership, both to the CPA profession and to their communities. In addition, she was honored by DBusiness magazine in its 2017 Powered by Women issue, which recognizes exceptional female leaders in metro Detroit.

In 2015, Amy and her team led the expansion of the foundation’s Troy, Michigan headquarters, which was featured in Construction Association Magazine as an outstanding construction project in Michigan.

Amy received the 2011 Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year award in the nonprofit/foundation category and was featured in the 2010 AICPA book, “The Inside Track to Careers in Accounting.”

Areas of Specialty

Financial accounting

Nonprofit management

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