Our Development Board

Linda Semans Donovan

Linda is the owner of The Semans Company, LLC, which specializes in the production and narration of political advertising and issue advocacy.  She also serves on the Board of the All Hallows Guild of the Washington National Cathedral.  She lives in McLean, VA. 

Abbe Kaufmann

Abbe handles partnership and development initiatives for the the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID), Washington, DC’s central business district. For 20 years prior, she was an event, sponsorship, and marketing consultant for clients including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Hispanic College Fund, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Abbe is a native Washingtonian, loves the Jersey shore, being with her dad, and helping to advance the good work of the Kara Kennedy Fund.

Carolyn Vinson Bou

Carolyn is Counsel in the Tax and Wealth Planning Group at Venable LLP, where she provides sophisticated and comprehensive estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax planning for high net worth individuals and families.  She also serves on the Board of An Open Book Foundation.  She lives in Chevy Chase, MD.  
Development Board Member - Linda Semans Donovan
Development Board - Carolyn Bou

Rosalind Cross

Rosalind is the owner of retail stores and vacation rental properties. She raises funds for a Chair in Financial History at the University of Vermont. She lives in Delray Beach, FL and spends time in Crested Butte, CO and Osterville, MA.

Liz Adams Lasser

Liz is a former Marketing Director with Fidelity Investments. She received her A.B. from Harvard College and her M.B.A. from Northwestern University. She is a  former AAU swimmer and currently trains with a US Masters swimming team. She is also on the board of the Cambridge Historical Society.

Tracy Spicer

Tracy Spicer is a founding partner of Avenue Solutions, an all-female, all-Democratic consulting firm specializing in healthcare policy.  Prior to her current position, Tracy spent 10 years on Capitol Hill working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA).  Tracy lives in Bethesda, MD.

Development Board - Tracy Spicer

Jamie Sterling

Jamie is a partner with Canal Media Partners, a leading Democratic media buying agency.  Jamie, a life-long Washingtonian lives in Washington, DC with a wife and numerous kids.   

Joanne Barker

Joanne currently serves on the boards of the Student Conservation Association, which promotes youth leadership with hands-on work in US National Parks; and The Arena Stage, focusing on outreach and opportunities for students in DC. She lives in Sarasota, FL.
Development Board - Jamie Sterling