Leadership Team

Amy M. McNamer, Executive Director

Amy M. McNamer is the Executive Director at AISGW. Early in her career, she taught at the Casablanca American School, Morocco, and she has practiced law for twenty years in a variety of contexts in the private and public sectors. Amy worked as an attorney with law firms in San Francisco and Washington before joining the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, where she was a Senior Attorney in the Enforcement Division for over ten years.  She has also provided strategic consulting to several area non-profits as a volunteer for Compass Pro Bono, assisting non-profit boards with governance issues and strategic alignment matters.  She and her husband, Jim Neill, have three children, all of whom attend or have attended local independent schools. Born and raised in Montana, Amy holds her BA in European History from Harvard and earned her JD at Georgetown.


Kevin Spence Kelso, Director of Finance and Operations

Kevin Spence Kelso is the Director of Finance and Operations at AISGW. His operations duties entail managing all AISGW office systems in addition to leading the association’s statistics collection and dissemination initiatives. Kevin’s financial responsibilities include human resources and bookkeeping. Prior to joining AISGW, Kevin served as the Director of Finance and Communications at the Black Student Fund. In that capacity, Kevin oversaw all financial and communication functions for the organization. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Kevin has called D.C. home “for a long time,” and is active within the community where he can be found planting trees throughout the city.


Lynn Duffy Maloney, Director of Programs and Member Initiatives

 Lynn Maloney joined AISGW in January 2015 as the Director of Programs and Member Initiatives. Most recently Lynn served for three years as a board member for the Parents Council of Washington (PCW), where she developed and implemented many of the PCW’s strategic and programming initiatives to support the organization’s mission of connecting parents, students, and administrators in D.C.-area independent schools. Lynn also worked in interim capacities in the admissions office at the Congressional Schools of Virginia and as a freelance writer in the communications office of St. John’s College High School. Prior to her work in independent schools, Lynn practiced law for twelve years at the Washington, D.C. law firm Kelley Drye Collier Shannon (formerly Collier Shannon Scott) with a focus on international trade law.

She received her JD from Fordham University and her BA from Georgetown University, where she remains active in the Alumni Admissions Program and in the stands at Hoya basketball games. Lynn’s husband Chris has been a leader and educator in local independent Catholic schools for almost 20 years, and their three daughters also attend independent schools in the D.C. area.