Advisory Council Chair
Amy D Grubb, Ph.D
Digital Transformation Advisor
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Amy D. Grubb, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has presented numerous keynote addresses and workshops on leadership, change, working with others, engagement, performance, organizational culture and storytelling. She has worked directly for three C-level functions (Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer) for the past 14 years, currently serving as the Digital Transformation Advisor to the Chief Information Officer at the FBI and is the founder of Organizational Insights, LLC.
Grubb has been responsible for the implementation of numerous change initiatives within the FBI for more than 20 years, from serving as a leader on the post-9/11 enterprise-wide cultural transformation of the FBI to implementing innovative HR systems and processes at all levels, with a current focus on the digital transformation of the FBI through its people and culture. She advises C-suite and executive leaders on risk from the human capital perspective regarding organizational performance, policy decisions, and change initiatives, and serves as executive coach to a number of leaders and executives. She worked extensively with special agents, pilots, undercover employees, hostage rescue team members, forensic accountants, intelligence analysts, mid-level leaders, and executives up through the director. She has presented numerous papers at professional conferences, has served on advisory boards both internal and external to the FBI, and liaisons extensively within the government and the private sector communities.
A two-time FBI Director’s Award for Excellence recipient, she built the organizational development function at the FBI as well as led the development and implementation of an integrated Leadership Development Program for all employees at all stages of the employment lifecycle, for which she was awarded the HRM Impact Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Grubb is also the Chair of the Bombardier Safety Standdown Advisory Council and is on the American Psychological Association Change Management Advisory Board. A Fellow of SIOP, she earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston, earning her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.
And when she’s not doing all of that, Grubb loves sports and especially enjoys watching her five teenagers run, shoot hoops, catch, throw, kick, cradle the rock, dig and dance. She likes cooking, running, the beach and being with her husband and her Bernese Mountain dog Finn.