Amy Lancaster-King is Executive Director for WorkSource Atlanta – the workforce arm for the City of Atlanta. Amy is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, improving participant and employer experience, and implementing process improvement strategies.
Prior to joining WorkSource Atlanta, Amy was Sr. Director of Workforce Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). In this role, she led all workforce efforts for the Chamber, including authoring key research on the supply and demand of talent, lobbying to advance thoughtful and fair workforce policies at the state Capitol, leading the Opportunity ATL initiative, and building community partnerships to increase student, jobseeker, and employer outcomes. Before leading MAC’s workforce development efforts, she led MAC’s internship initiative and launched InternNavigator.com. She has worked with universities and regional partners to increase internship and co-op opportunities by connecting area colleges and universities with businesses, developing resources to help businesses connect with local talent sources, conducting events to bring businesses and students together, and raising awareness about the benefits of internships. Prior to MAC, Amy owned a mortgage company in Marietta, Georgia, originating and processing mortgage loans, and training loan officers and real estate agents.
A relentless advocate for racial equity and inclusion, Amy was an Outstanding Voice honoree in the 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle Diversity and Inclusion Awards and is very active in the education and workforce community. Amy is Chair of the Metro Atlanta Exchange for Workforce Solutions and past president of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers. She has also served on the boards WorkSource Atlanta, Atlanta College, Career Academy, and Atlanta CareerRise.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Management. Amy is a native of Cobb County and lives in Smyrna with her husband Phil, daughter Isabel and their dog Toby.