National security must be the top priority of Congress.
Amie Hoeber is a national security expert, business leader and women’s advocate.
As a former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army under President Reagan, Amie worked closely with the Administration and Congress to strengthen America’s defense and national security. She oversaw the full spectrum of the Army’s research and development programs and managed the environmental cleanup of decommissioned bases. Amie also led the Pentagon’s efforts to protect our troops from chemical and other unconventional weapons. (Learn about Amie’s work to rid the world of chemical weapons.)
Amie has decades of experience managing programs to protect us against nuclear, chemical and biological threats, and her proudest achievement is her contribution to improving our country’s ability to counter terrorism.
After leaving Government service, Amie founded AMH Consulting in 1992 to advise the Federal government and private industry on defense, homeland security, and environmental cleanup programs. She has built AMH Consulting into a thriving business and a well-respected advisor to its clients. Amie’s business experience also includes serving on the Board of Directors of Versar Inc., and chairing the Boards of two small businesses – EAI Corporation and Peter Hinz Consulting, LLC.
Throughout her career, Amie has been an advocate for the advancement of women in business, politics, and the military. She serves on the Board of the House of Ruth Maryland, one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.
As one of the highest-ranking women in the Pentagon in the 1980s, Amie was instrumental in advancing opportunities for women in the military. A co-founder and past chair of the National Women’s Political Caucus chapters in both Northern Virginia and in Los Angeles, CA, Amie is also on the Advisory Board of Women in International Security and a member of the International Women’s Forum.
Amie is a graduate of Stanford University and resides in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Mark Epstein, a senior executive of Qualcomm. They are members of the B’nai Tzedek synagogue. She has one son, two stepsons, and four grandchildren.