james-kiddJames Kidd has worked in the publishing industry for over 15 years. He has edited books, magazines, newspapers, policy papers, newsletters, op-eds, and various other writings. He was assistant editor of This Rock magazine, managing editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin, and assistant director of research editing at the Heritage Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Dallas.


Ashley March is a management and development consultant specializing in the nonprofit world. She provides capacity building in the areas of development, public relations, and communications. March was the founding managing director of Classic Theatre International, an international, not-for-profit American touring theater company. She was the principal liaison with producing directors, programming mangers, front-of-house staff, sponsors, and arts councils. She coordinated media relations in major cities for runs of one to 12 weeks, secured new performance venues and contracts, and negotiated corporate sponsorships throughout Europe and Japan. She is the executive producer of the feature films The Eyes of Van Gogh and King Lear.

Deborah Rephan worked for Boston’s public television station, WGBH, promoting such iconic shows as Nova and Frontline. She earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from The American University. She has strategized for U.S. and international NGOs, authors, and Washington think tanks on issues ranging from economic mobility to climate change and terror financing. She is thrilled to delve into these and other important topics to create buzz-worthy programming for When not busy with that, she can often be found on the banks of the Potomac River in D.C. cheering on her daughter’s high school crew team.