Founder and CEO
Krysta Jones has almost 20 years of government relations and political experience in the DC Metro area. Krysta has worked on Capitol Hill and served as a registered lobbyist for two major associations. She is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Political Management, Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership and Leadership Arlington. Krysta has served on numerous boards and commissions for civic and professional organizations and is currently the National Director of Social Action for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and serves on the Governor’s Commemorative Commission Honoring the Contributions of the Women of Virginia. She was featured in the May 2014 issue of Ebony magazine and named a Leadership Arlington “Top 40 Under 40″ in 2014.
Donald E. Scoggins
Founder, Frederick Douglass Republican Forum
Don was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While serving his country in the military, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service as Housing Advisor to the City of Danang in South Vietnam. After completing active military duty in 1972, Don began his quite diverse professional career working six years in Washington, DC for the Government as an urban planner, housing official and community organizer.
In 1992, after twenty years of GOP activity in the District, Don with his family moved to Northern Virginia becoming politically active there too, first as a precinct captain, culminating with his election as chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee’s Springfield District. He now serves on the Party’s executive committee in Prince William County, and secretary for the 11th Congressional District GOP Committee.
Deeply committed to expanding the Republican Party, especially within the black community, Don was instrumental in establishing the Frederick Douglass Republican Forum, a multi-racial group of Virginians dedicated to increasing party membership. He was elected president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a national grassroots organization in 2006.
Civic and fraternal activities include serving as trustee of the 1906 congressionally charted, Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association; Prince William County’s Committee of 100; and, membership in the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
An architectural engineering graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Va., Don also received a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kimberly Clark, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Kimberly Clark, M.B.A, Ph.D., is a scientific consultant and project manager in the Washington, DC metro area. In addition to providing scientific, technical and management support to scientific and non-scientific clients, Kim works full time managing vaccine development campaigns for a government prime contractor. Kim earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Kent State University and Doctorate in Biomedical Research from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, after completing her dissertation training at Vanderbilt University. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Wake Forest University and a concurrent adjunct faculty appointment at Winston-Salem State University, Kim worked as a Senior Scientist for several biotech companies outside of academia. Additionally, Kim earned a Master’s in Business Administration in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing from the Erivan K Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University.
Kim volunteers her time to support several organizations, most notably serving as a co-chair for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition’s “Welfare of Scientists” working group. Kim was a founding board member of the Capital Region Chapter of The Gift of Adoption, and served on The Taylor, Morse, and Brown Foundation Board of Directors. Kim is a second generation member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.