Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has served in the public and private sector. She was Maryland's first female Lt Governor. She launched the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Award and has Chaired the Robert Kennedy Memorial and served on the Board of the John F. Kennedy Library. She has been a Managing Director of Rock Creek, one of the largest woman owned asset management firms in the world. She wrote "Failing America's Faithful, How Churches are Mixing God and Politics and Losing Their Way"