Amy Blakely Laine (Austin, Texas) is the president of Venture Alliance Group and has over 20 years of management experience working with professional associations in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, advocacy and public and private partnership development. Amy is a Director in The Texas Lyceum and a board member of Aggie Women, a network of 50,000 former women students. Amy has a Masters of Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas in Austin, a Masters from the University of North Texas. Her undergraduate degree is from Texas A&M University.