Executives and Staff Leadership

Key People You Should Know

AAUW serves a diverse global community of members and supporters taking positions on the fundamental issues of the day.

Whether we’re fighting to protect the legal rights of those facing discrimination, advocating for public policies and laws that are fair to women, developing programs that support more women leaders in schools and communities, or funding educational opportunities for graduate women, AAUW works to break through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

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Meet Our Executives and Staff Leadership

AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches

Kimberly Churches

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Shannon Wolfe

Managing Director & Chief of Staff

Sheila Amo, Vice President of Human Resources

Sheila Amo

Chief Administrative Officer


Gloria Blackwell

SVP, Fellowships & Programs

Kendra Davis

SVP, Advancement & Partnerships

Laura Segal

SVP, Communications & External Relations

Deborah Vagins

SVP, Public Policy & Research


Thomas Chappell

Vice President, Finance


Fong Cheng

Vice President, Information Technology

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Cordy Galligan

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

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Anne Hedgepeth

Interim Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

Mark Hopkins, AAUW Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mark Hopkins

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Toni Johnson, Vice President of Major & Planned Giving

Toni Johnson

Vice President, Major and Planned Giving


Christy Jones

Vice President, Membership and Direct Marketing

Abigail Lewis, AAUW VP Campus Leadership Programs

Abigail Lewis

Vice President, Leadership Programs and Campus Initiatives

Debbie Lucci, AAUW VP of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Deborah Lucci

Vice President,
Corporate and Foundation Partnerships


Ruby Peters

Vice President, Administration

Anne Powell, AAUW Vice President, Art & Editorial

Anne Elizabeth Powell

Vice President,
Art and Editorial