Amanda Barna, Principal and Co-Founder

Amanda has over twenty years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research. Amanda holds a master’s degree in Urban Studies and an undergraduate degree in sociology from The University of Akron and is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). She is a past board member for Akron Torchbearers, past Board Chair of Goodwill Industries Akron, and member of Class 37 of Leadership Akron. Amanda is a 2011 Recipient of the Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future Award as well as a 2014 recipient of a Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award.

When not at work, you can find Amanda...

Running on a trail or through her neighborhood or watching one of her three boys at a sporting event. In her down time, Amanda enjoys listening to books, playing with her two dogs or visiting with her many nieces and nephews.

How Amanda's favorite place:

The beach or anywhere outdoors

One of Amanda's favorite quotes:

Do something today that your future self will thank you for — Sean Patrick Flanery

Professional Affiliations:

  • Spotlight Stark County (Alumni)
  • 2013 Class of Akron Torchbearers, Past Board Member
  • 2013 Class of Akron Torchbearers, Past Board Member
  • Goodwill Industries of Akron, Past Board Chair, current board member
  • University of Akron College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Advisory Council President
  • Canal Fulton Safety Town, Assistant Director