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Carol M. Highsmith, Visual Documentarian for the Library of Congress and Foundation Board Member

Carol M. Highsmith, who was born in North Carolina and raised in Minnesota, is a visual documentarian of America for the Library of Congress.

The Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress is featured in the top six collections out of 15 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive (, alongside the work of Civil War master photographer...

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Ted Landphair, Foundation President

Ted Landphair, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and the husband of This is America! photographer Carol M. Highsmith, retired from the Voice of America, where he worked as a feature reporter and writer, specializing in “Americana” coverage for VOA’s international audience. Over the last four years there, he wrote VOA's Americana blog, "Ted Landphair's America," in which he often recounted stories of his travel to every state, often in company with...


Frank Aquino, Foundation Board Member

Frank Aquino, J.D., is an attorney who is general counsel of an environmental-engineering and professional consulting-services company based in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

His responsibilities include general legal advice, oversight of corporate ethics, commercial litigation management, review of employee benefits and employment issues, and management of commercial and government contracts.



Marc Kuhn, Foundation Secretary

Marc Kuhn is a retired radio executive turned independent author. His career in broadcasting spanned more than forty years and included positions as a journalist, program director and marketing director for major radio stations in Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market. Since retiring, Marc has written and published several adult novels and two award-winning children’s books. Additional information about Marc...


Michael Messinger, Foundation Treasurer

Michael retired at the end of 2012 after 43 years in Federal service, working in international communications, Internet and new media, and government reform. He started at the United States Information Agency, working in motion picture and television production. This work took him to more than 64 countries, covering news stories and events involving international affairs. He served under nine presidents and personally worked with seven....


Andrew Felber, Foundation Board Member

Andrew Felber is a senior vice president in the Washington, D.C., office of the CBRE global commercial real estate firm. His clients include Deutsche Bank, Sumitomo, Sun Trust Bank, Sprint, General Dynamics, MassMutual, The National Association of Broadcasters, Cigna, Weyerhauser and Morgan Stanley. He has been the recipient of many “Transaction of The Year” and “Top Producer” awards by the D.C. Realtors Board and has been a guest speaker...


Don Haskin, Foundation Board Member

Don Haskin was State Director of Community Development for Citi in Pennsylvania. He joined Citi in October 2006 and oversaw the corporation’s foundation activities in the Commonwealth as well as its community development partnerships.

Notable partnerships that Haskin has helped to create at Citi include the “Philadelphia Post-Secondary Success Program” with the Philadelphia Education Fund and the Ace Foundation, and the “Financially...