Elizabeth Amundsen

Vice President, Business Development

Chicago & the Midwest

+1 (312) 888-0904

Based in Chicago, Lizzie leads business development for the Midwest. She works closely with attorneys, private banks, wealth managers, insurance professionals, and private clients on the valuation of fine and decorative art, jewelry, watches, and all other tangible personal property for the purposes of estate planning, estate tax, family division, estate litigation, charitable giving, insurance, and using art as collateral. She also facilitates private sales for art collectors and fiduciaries.

Prior to joining Gurr Johns, Lizzie served as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales for an architectural facade company where she specialized in cultural institutions and landmark buildings including the Steppenwolf Theater and Willis Tower. Previously, she co-founded a digital media company to empower art museums and other cultural institutions to expand their digital footprint. She has further experience in art advisory and curatorial roles.

Lizzie is a member of the Arts Club of Chicago and the Society for Contemporary Art. She serves on the associate board of Urban Gateways, which works to overcome social and economic barriers for youth to access Chicago’s artistic vitality. Lizzie holds a BFA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.