Amanda Ohlensehlen joined the City of Springfield as director of Economic Vitality March 28, 2022. Before joining the City, Ohlensehlen most recently served as the community and economic development manager for the City of New Bern, North Carolina.
Ohlensehlen has directed economic and community development programs, created affordable housing, launched workforce development initiatives, has done resiliency planning and community advocacy and cultivated partnerships in the region to implement strategic construction projects and social programming to support the local economy and improve quality of life in New Bern.
Prior to serving in New Bern, she was the economic development coordinator and director of the tourist and event center in the City of Havelock, North Carolina.
Ohlensehlen earned a master of science in Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University in 2017 and a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri in 2006.