New Trustees Bios

Anna Cabral
ANNA ESCOBEDO CABRAL

Anna Cabral is Senior Principal Advisor, External Relations, for the Inter-American Development Bank, the largest source of development financing for the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 2009, she has been the Bank’s principal liaison between Bank senior management and parliamentary bodies, including the U.S. Congress.

Cabral’s career is a blend of government and nonprofit leadership.
From 2004-2009, she served as Treasurer of the United States, U.S. Department of the Treasury, helping the Secretary of the Treasury fulfill the President’s economic agenda.

From 1991-1999, she was executive staff director for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, and from 1993-1999, deputy staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Her nonprofit experience includes work in both emerging and established organizations.

From 1999-2003 she was president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a relatively young nonprofit coalition of the largest and most influential national Hispanic organizations in the country. From 2003-2004 she served as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Latino Initiatives.

Cabral earned her Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University Joh F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Navient, which services loans to students and parents for the U.S. Department of Education and private interests. She is co-chair and member of the Hispanic Advisory Committee for Comcast and NBCUniversal. And she is a member of the regional board of Advisors for NatureBridge, which provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens.

Her appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund begins in 2018.

Elizabeth Kiss
ELIZABETH E. KISS

Elizabeth Kiss has served as president of Agnes Scott College, a private, liberal arts college for women in Decatur, Georgia, since 2006, and has announced her intention to resign in June 2018. During her tenure, she completed the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in school history, raising $116 million. She led establishment of a $1 million Green Revolving Fund, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and increase in waste diversion from 20-67 percent. The first two Marshall Scholars in the school’s history were selected on her watch, along with a Truman Scholar, three Goldwater Scholars and 30 Fulbright Scholars.

Kiss’ academic training is in philosophy and ethics. She graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a B.A. on Philosophy and went on to earn a Bachelor’s and Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. A Rhodes Scholar, she held fellowships at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the National Humanities Center, and Melbourne University’s Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

Prior to joining Agnes Scott, Kiss served as founding director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She also taught at Randolph-Macon College, Princeton University and Deep Springs College.

She serves on the board of trustees of Duke University, the board of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, and on the Advisory Council of SunTrust Bank, Atlanta.

Her appointment as trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund begins in 2018.

Kitty Phillips
MARY K. “KITTY” PHILLIPS, ESQ.

Kitty Phillips retired in 2001 from the law firm of Gentry, Phillips and Hodak after 25 years of service as a trial lawyer, where her practice focused on personal injury, wrongful death and medical liability.

Phillips received her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, cum laude, in 1975, and her Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University in 1973. She also worked as a registered nurse for many years, having graduated from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Miami, Florida in 1967.

Phillips has served on many boards, including the Jacksonville Bar Association (President from 1986-87), the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Chester Bedell Memorial Foundation, the Jacksonville Women’s Network (President calendar 1997), and LISC Jacksonville. She has also been a member of many other professional organizations, including as a charter member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, and was a Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from the time of the inception of the program.

In addition, Phillips has served on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (1991-1995) and the Supreme Court of Florida Judicial Nominating Commission (1999-2003).

During her tenure as a trial lawyer, she spoke widely on law and medicine.

In 1986, Phillips was awarded the EVE Award in the field of employment.

She was named a trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in 1986.