Board of Directors

Travis Allen, a former “Kingman Kid,” is Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of the Wealth Management Group at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Travis is a graduate of Brown University.

John J. Beins, Esq
. has been a member of Kingman’s Board of Directors since 1991.
He is also Kingman’s general counsel. John was born and raised in the District of Columbia where he attended St John’s College High School. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and is a partner at Beins Goldberg, LLP, a law firm located in Chevy Chase, Md. He is married with three children, each of whom attended high school in the District of Columbia.

Regina Espenshade began her connection with Kingman as an after school tutor and has served on the Board since 1996. Ms. Espenshade has focused on Kingman’s education programs, and tracking evidence of the steady improvements in academic achievements.

Carole Hyman has been a member of the Kingman Board for 15 years. Before retiring, she taught at the Perry and Seaton Elementary Schools in northwest D.C. for 34 years, and then served as a tutor at the Seaton School. Her hobbies are crocheting and reading.

Kevin Patrick Peters has been a member is Kingman’s Board of Directors since 2003, and currently serves as Board Chairman. He is the son of Kingman founder Richard L. Peters. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Peters is the founder and Director of XML Insurance Group General Agency in Rockville Maryland. He married and lives with his wife in Kensington, Maryland.

Robert Wade, a tax professional and Certified Public Accountant since 1972, is founder of Robert J. Wade & Associates, an accounting and business consulting firm serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is active member in many civic and community organizations, and serves on the boards of the Kingman Boys & Girls Club in Washington and the Fort Hunt Sportsmen’s Association in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and served in the United States Navy.

Tiffany Ward grew up in the Shaw/Howard University neighborhood of Washington, was a “Kingman kid” from age 8, and has been an employee, a volunteer, and now serves on the board. Since graduating from Tufts University in 1998, Ms. Ward has been Program Director at Mentor’s Inc., Workforce Investment Manager at Friendship House, and has done voting rights work for the AFL-CIO. She is currently a Senior Legislative Aide to At-Large Councilmember Marc Elrich in Montgomery County, Maryland, focusing on education, housing, and health and human services issues.

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