Kimberly Marteau Emerson

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Kimberly Marteau Emerson "is former Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the United States Information Agency. She is involved in many aspects of public service and is President of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, a member of the board of United Friends of the Children, and the Southern California Committee of Human Rights Watch.

"She has previously served as the West Coast Co-President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Legal Defense and Education Fund. Kimberly Marteau Emerson has been widely involved in Democratic politics in many levels. Her political experience began in 1986, when she worked on the Cranston Senatorial campaign. She then went on to work on the national advance staff for the Dukakis for President Committee. In 1992, she served as the California whip and platform committee member for the Clinton/Core campaign at the Democratic National Convention. She has also worked on the John Kerry for President 2004 campaign, on the Southern California Finance Committee.

"Emerson began her career as an attorney for Tuttle and Taylor, practicing corporate law and litigation in Los Angeles and Washington DC. In 1989 she became Director of International Development and Distribution for Patchett Kaufman Entertainment. Following her time at Patchett Kaufman, she served as a management associate for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and as Vice President of Motion Pictures at Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc...

"Kimberly Marteau Emerson is married to John B. Emerson, former Deputy Assistant to the President under the Clinton administration. John also serves as Chairman of the Los Angeles Music Center, Chair of the Mayor’s Council for the Arts, and on the board of the Metropolitan Los Angeles YMCA. Kimberly and John Emerson were recently honored by People for the American Way Foundation with the 2004 Spirit of Liberty Award for their commitment to progressive causes." [1]

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  1. Center Bios, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, accessed February 12, 2008.

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