Judy Egenolf

Judy Egenolf

Judy W. Egenolf, President, CES©

Amherst Exchange Corporation
(805) 962-6262
FAX (805) 962-3362

Judy began her career as a certified primary and secondary Montessori teacher. She was a teacher trainer who owned and operated Sunrise Montessori School in Santa Barbara for 5 years before teaching music performance and art history in a self-designed program for all grades in the Goleta Union School District.

When Rob was asked to do a major speaking tour for First American Title Company in conjunction with establishing the first national intermediary company in the country, Judy left her teaching position to serve as coordinator for over 160 seminars. The presentations taught attorneys, CPAs, title officers, and escrow officers major real estate investors about the benefits and structuring of exchanges.

In 1988, Judy and Rob established Amherst Exchange Corporation with Judy at its helm. Over the years, she has served as Qualified Intermediary in thousands of exchange transactions nationwide entrusted with proceeds in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


Born in San Antonio, Texas
Married to Rob Egenolf
Children: 2 children; 5 grandsons


Multiple Sclerosis Society Tom Rodgers Award recipient 1998
ADL Distinguished Community Service Award 2002
Featured in the book Life Moments for Women, 100 extraordinary California women share turning points in their lives

Memberships and Civic Involvement:

Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) Auxiliary 1975 – 1980, Fundraising co-chair 1975 – 1977
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, fundraising committee 1976 – 1978, Zoofari Ball committee 1999 – 2004, chair 2003
PTA Foothill Elementary School, member 1978 – 1980, fundraising chair 1979 – 1980
PTA and School Site Council Mountain View Elementary School, member 1981 – 1985, president 1983
Jr. League of Santa Barbara, member 1980 – 1984, Creative Process in Education committee, diversification chair, nominating placement chair, cookbook project chair, sustaining member 1985 – 2018
Ensemble Theatre Project, director 1981 – 1983; Ensemble Theatre Company Inaugural Ghost Light Night co-chair 2016
Making Friends with Great Works of Art, Santa Barbara founder 1982
Santa Barbara Olympic Games Steering Committee for Rowing, Site Entertainment Coordinator and Dignitary Co-Coordinator 1983 – 1984
Planned Parenthood, Development Committee Member 1990 – 2006, Choice Affairs chair 1991 and 1995, Annual Dinner chair, 1997, co-chair 2016
American Institute of Wine and Food, S. B. Chapter, Director, 1991-1993
Santa Barbara Wine Auction, Director, 1993 - 1994
Multiple Sclerosis Society for ALS Research Honoring Tom Rodgers, Dinner Chair 1998
UCSB University Art Museum Board Member 1997 – 2003, Fundraising Co-Chair 2001 – 2003
American Heart Association Gala Committee Member 2000 – 2002, Women & Heart Disease Committee Member 2000 – 2002
Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara Chapter (ADL), Founding Board Member 1999 – 2004, Annual Dinner co-chair 2016
No Place for Hate Chair 2002 – 2004
Community Environmental Council Flotilla Chair 2005
Santa Barbara International Film Festival board member 2005 – 2014, executive committee member 2006 – 2014, community outreach founder and chair 2007 – 2009
Human Rights Watch, Santa Barbara, steering committee 2004 – 2017, chair 2006
International Women’s Festivals presenter 2008
National Association of Women Business Owners, Masterminds 2009 – 2012
Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative steering committee 2014-2016

Professional Memberships:

Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Member 2000 – present, Education Committee member 2006 – 2010, conference planning committee 2008
Certified Exchange Specialist©

Other Licensed Activities:

California Licensed Notary, 1990 - present

Activities and Interests:

Family, Iyengar yoga, walking, film, human rights advocacy, contemporary art and travel (especially to warm water destinations!)


(805) 962-6262