Wilmington Campaign Committee

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Steering Committee

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Lynn Evans, Co-Chair
Jennifer Smuts, Co-Chair
Bonnie Adler
Elaine Bittner
Doneene Damon
Temeka Easter Rice
Kyle Evans Gay
Terri Hartwell Easter
Donna Kinzel
Jennifer Kmiec
Dr. Janice Nevin
Stephanie Staats

Managing Director, University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Lynn is a senior financial services professional with over 35 years of experience working for top-tier global financial organizations.  Her expertise includes business strategy and sales, client experience, and talent management. Currently, Lynn is Managing Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware Lerner School of Business and Economics.  In this capacity she is responsible for developing initiatives and administering programs to educate and advocate for students, faculty, and women in the community to achieve women’s leadership opportunities, equity, and impact.  Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Lynn was Managing Director and Head of Americas Institutional and Global Liquidity Client Service for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  Lynn also spent 20 years with BlackRock as a Managing Director in multiple senior roles.  As Head of U.S. Sales and Product Strategy, Lynn led a sales and product specialist team for fixed income solutions.  She also served as Chief Operating Officer for the Global Liquidity Business.  Lynn spent many years as both a portfolio manager and client strategist for BlackRock and PNC.  Lynn enjoys giving back and is an active coach and mentor, and supporter of diversity initiatives. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees for the Fund for Women.  For many years, she was a Girl Scout Leader and also served for six years as President of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation in her local community.  Lynn is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Economics and Political Science. 


Chief Marketing Officer, Connolly Gallagher LLP

A senior marketing executive with broad experience across business-to-business marketing in large, medium and small sized law firms. With key strengths in strategic and organizational development, I currently work as the Chief Marketing Officer at Connolly Gallagher LLP.

A founding member and past-President of the Legal Marketing Association-Metro Philadelphia Chapter, Jennifer is actively involved at the regional and national levels of this organization. I also served as co-Executive Editor of Strategies, the Journal of The Legal Marketing Association.

Most recently she joined the 2020 Women On Boards campaign and co-chairs the Wilmington Steering Committee. The overall goal is to educate women about how they can navigate their own contacts to get on corporate boards and be a part of the larger national conversation.

Prior to building her marketing career in the United States, she lived and worked overseas. In Melbourne, Australia she worked as a Marketing Analyst for the Bank of Melbourne (now ANZ bank). In Kwazulu Natal, South Africa she worked as a contract marketer for Unilever and volunteered at the U.S. Consulate General.

With a strong desire to raise awareness about the environment and energy consumption in general, Jennifer co-founded aFewSteps.org, a community organization that raises awareness and promotes environmental responsibility in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and neighboring communities.

Principal, PSR&C Consulting

CEO, EB Strategy Partners

President, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A.

Director-Social Media, SallieMae

Attorney, Connolly Gallagher LLP

President, T.H. Easter Consulting

Chief Financial Officer, Ursuline Academy

Executive Director, Committee of 100

President & Chief Executive Officer, Christiana Care Health System

Executive Director, YWCA-Delaware


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Doneene Damon
Dr. Janice Nevin
Mark Turner

President, Richards Layton & Finger P.A

President & CEO, Christiana Care Health System

Executive Chairman of the Board, WSFS

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