Amy Hutzel is a Deputy Executive Officer at the Coastal Conservancy, which works to protect open space, increase public access and recreation, and restore wildlife habitats along the Coast and in the Bay Area. She worked in the San Francisco Bay Area Program of the State Coastal Conservancy for 15 years, on such projects as the Hamilton Restoration, Napa River Salt Marsh and the South Bay Salt Ponds. She is the current chair of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. She has a bachelor degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia. She worked as an educator at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and Save The Bay prior to joining the Coastal Conservancy.