AASP leadership is made up of top professionals in advancement services, dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the organization and its members.
Meet your newest Executive Committee below and learn more on the AASP website.
Anita Lawson, President
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Anita Lawson has been a development professional for over 20 years, having accumulated expertise in gift administration, process re-engineering, and database conversation management. Her vast experience in the field and in numerous leadership positions makes her uniquely qualified for the challenging and rewarding role of AASP President.
Shomari White, Vice President
Children's National Medical Center
Currently overseeing prospect research, information systems, gift processing, and more at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC., AASP Vice President Shomari White's knack at helping organizations reach fundraising success has won him numerous awards and accolades.
Jennifer Liu-Cooper, Secretary
With over 20 years of advancement services experience in both public and private institutions, AASP Secretary Jennifer Liu-Cooper now works as a consultant, specializing in working with technology and collaborative business practices to attain the vision and mission of an organization.
Lisette Clem, Treasurer
Serving the nonprofit community through both her career and her volunteering efforts, Treasurer Lisette Clem's generous spirit has given her more than 20 years' experience in the field. From working for an international child sponsorship organization, an independent school system, and private universities, Lisette has seen it all.
Wayne Combs, At Large Board Member
University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education
Specializing in higher education, At Large Board Member Wayne Combs has years of campaign and advancement management experience and has overseen numerous billion-dollar campaigns. He now teaches a doctoral program at USC's Rossier School of Education.