Staff

Staff

Leigh Adams Director

 

Leigh Adams has more than 10 years of experience in the marketing and public relations field with a background in the nonprofit sector.

At the Ausherman Family Foundation, Adams focuses on connecting organizations, streamlining the grants process and working with other nonprofit entities to develop more robust fundraising that meets the Foundation and community's vision for the future of Frederick County.

She is on the committees for the Frederick Speaker Series, RISE, the Nonprofit Alliance, and the Foundation's annual Nonprofit Summit.

Adams previously was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, one of the area's largest nonprofit organizations. Her earlier career includes corporate and nonprofit event planning and logistics .

Adams resides in Frederick County with her husband and daughter and is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration degree at Hood College.

Laura Lebo Controller

Laura Lebo is the Controller of Ausherman Development Corporation, Ausherman Family Foundation, and Ausherman Family Trust. In 2002 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, with minors in Business and Accounting, from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Laura then moved to Frederick County with her husband, where she began her career in public accounting working for McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. She joined Ausherman Development Corporation in 2010.

Laura resides in Walkersville with her husband, daughter, and son. She is a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville.

Renee Lopez, CPA Investment Advisor

Renee Lopez is the CFO for Ausherman Development Corporation, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Trustee for the Ausherman Family Foundation, and a member of the Grant Committee for the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County. Renee holds a BS degree in Accounting and Management from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and is a certified public accountant with over 25 years of accounting experience including 5 years at Deloitte & Touche.  Before Renee’s promotion to CFO at Ausherman Development Corporation, she not only created and managed the Ausherman Family Office for 3 years but served as the Controller for Ausherman Development Corporation for 6 years.   Renee has successfully balanced her career and home life always making her three children a priority.  Now that her children are independent high schoolers she looks forward to having more time to give, helping those in need in the community.

Lori Perkins Grants Coordinator

Lori is the Grants Coordinator for Ausherman Family Foundation. She has experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked as the office manager for a children’s residential treatment facility, where she helped to obtain funding for the residents. Her background also includes roles in the travel, insurance, and finance industries. Lori received her BA in Psychology from UNC-Greensboro and she currently resides in West Virginia with her husband and youngest daughter. Lori looks forward to becoming more involved in the Frederick community, and recently joined Carroll Creek Toastmasters.