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Amanda Clauss is a Principal at Morgan Samuels and is a key member of the firm’s Aerospace & Defense practice.

Amanda has 10+ years of experience in executive search. As a seasoned engagement manager and recruiter, Amanda has built deep experience and a vast network in the aerospace, defense, homeland security and high-tech manufacturing industries placing top C-Level/Vice President/Director talent across multiple functions for both private and public sector clients. The keys to her success have been industry expertise and a strategic approach to research and recruiting driven by a keen understanding of each client’s business, growth strategy and how the role in question will impact both.

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and an MBA, Amanda spent eight years with BOB Search as a Vice President strictly focusing on senior level search work in the aerospace and defense and industrial manufacturing sectors. Following BOB Search, she launched her practice at Exec-Connect as the Managing Partner, Aerospace & Defense. She has proven skills handling multiple priorities, establishing productive relationship-driven networks, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of project teams and delivering impactful results.

Amanda is the founder and Board Member of Women in Defense- Greater Los Angeles Chapter focused on promoting the advancement of women in all aspects of national security. She also actively participates in many other industry related networking groups.