1 CLAY BLACKMORE is an established
portrait and wedding photographer. His client list
includes such luminaries as Larry King, Forrest
Whitaker and Jenna Elfman. Blackmore’s photos
of notable women dressed as their alter egos are
excerpted from his book Extraordinary Women,
2 MARY CHENEY, daughter of Vice
President Dick Cheney, serves as a vice president at
DC Navigators and on the board of Capital Partners
for Education. In the event spotlight, she highlights
their Visions for the Future 15th anniversary gala.
3 PATRICIA COOK, a Wall Street veteran
with over 25 years of experience developing and
managing fixed-income investment strategies, serves
as the chief business officer for Freddie Mac. As the
co-chair for Higher Achievement’s inaugural gala,
she writes about the importance of education in the
4 TIM COBURN is an award-winning
photographer with a concentration in commercial
photography. He has been working as a professional
photographer since 1996. Coburn brings his capable
eye to the “Suited for Power” fashion shoot.|
5 JANET DONOVAN is the founder and
president of Creative Enterprises International, a
Washington, and D.C., publicity firm whose clients
include celebrities, authors, politicians and publications.
She created and hosted The Beltway Broads radio show
and writes the column Media Spotlight.
6 Victory ’08 Chairman for the Republican
National Committee, CARLY FIORINA is one
of the most recognized business leaders of the world.
She writes about her work with Vital Voices in our
coverage of their 2008 Leadership Awards.
7 ROLAND FLAMINI was the Washington
based chief international correspondent at United
Press International until 2006. He also worked as the
foreign correspondent and World section editor for
Time magazine. In the feature “Pay to Play,” he writes
about which presidential nominee Washingtonians are backing.
8 Self-taught conservationist BOB NIXON has
won five Emmy Awards and an Academy Award
nomination while helping to bring attention and
resources to endangered environments, species and
people around the world. Nixon turns his attention
to the Battle for Poplar Point in our Home Life
9 MARIANE PEARL, a 2008 Fern Holland
Awardee, is an international journalist and honorary
board member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Pearl
writes about the power of women in our coverage of
the annual awards.
10 DONNA SHOR is an internationalist
who has lived in five countries on three continents,
climbed the Great Wall of China, tracked tigers
in Bangladesh, and hobnobbed with greats from
Peck (Gregory) to Picasso (Pablo). She has written
widely, from National Geographic to the Paris-based
International Herald Tribune and our “Around Town”