Advisory Council

2015 Advisory Council


Lara BrownLara Brown

Engaging young women in not only the study, but also the practice of American politics is part of what Lara enjoys about being a political management professor in the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at The George Washington University. With research interests in presidential aspirants, congressional incumbents, and political scandals, her aim is to help more people understand the institutions and rules that structure American political parties and national elections. A regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report’s “Thomas Jefferson Street Blog,” she looks to demystify the politics that operate in our nation’s capital. Click here for full bio >>


Kathleen CarrollKathleen Carroll

Kathleen Carroll is the President of The Branding Clinic, a company she founded in 2000. She helps some of the most prominent household brands reposition themselves to achieve double-digit growth. Some of her clients include: Abbott, American Express, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Benjamin Moore, Cendant, Domino Foods, The GAP, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Johnson & Johnson, Playtex, Samsung, Stryker and Unilever. Click here for full bio >>


Kerry Fitzgerald

Kerry Fitzgerald is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to support women in their pursuit of sound and disciplined financial planning by applying her extensive professional and personal experience with her passion for investing. Kerry has over twenty years of financial services experience within both USA and non-USA based financial services corporations including Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada, and Mitsubishi Bank. She began her career at Price Waterhouse where she was a consultant. Click here for full bio >>


Becky Fleischauer

Becky Fleischauer is the founder of Navigator Communications, an issues advocacy and communications firm serving clients whose work enlightens, promotes health and creates opportunity. She has more than 20 years of media and communications experience and loves a challenge. Prior to starting her own business, she was a vice president at GMMB, a nationally recognized public affairs and issue advocacy firm. Click here for full bio >>


Vanessa MaddoxVanessa Maddox

Born in Washington, D.C. the youngest of 5 children, Vanessa Maddox began her career in the information technology (I.T.) in the 11th grade. Since then, she has evolved into a visionary leader with over 20 years of experience in several industries.

Vanessa began as a staff assistant and trainer for the U.S. House of Representatives.
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