Ms. Straughter has more than 30 years of administrative experience with organizations in the profit and non-profit sector. She began her administrative career at National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), in Bethesda, MD, where she worked for 5 years providing administrative support to the Division of Intramural Research. After leaving NIMH, she went to worked for Kay Management Company in Silver Spring, MD, where she provided executive administrative support to the President and Vice President.
Following her 5 -year tenure at Kay Management Company, Straughter held other administrative positions in and around Washington, DC, including the American Lung Association Government Affairs Office and Obadal & MacLeod, P.C. She began her tenure at America’s Promise — The Alliance for Youth in December of 1998, as Executive Assistant to the Marketing and Communications Team.
In her current role as Senior Director, Administration, at America’s Promise Alliance, Straughter is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office space and facilities. She is also responsible for providing administrative leadership for the Finance and Administration team and acting as liaison between the office support team and the organization’s management.