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Mary Lee Kennedy

Executive Director


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As executive director, Mary Lee Kennedy leads the development of and implements ARL’s strategic direction. She builds on ARL’s strengths as a leader and partner in the research and learning...

  • Jessica Aiwuyor

    Jessica Aiwuyor

    Senior Director of Communications


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    Jessica Aiwuyor is the senior director of Communications for the Association of Research Libraries. She is responsible for leading a narrative strategy to deepen and expand the understanding of research...

  • Sue Baughman

    Sue Baughman

    Deputy Executive Director


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    Sue Baughman is the deputy executive director of ARL. Her responsibilities include promoting and facilitating the strategic development of ARL policies and programs. In addition, she engages in issue analysis and...

  • Kevin Borden

    Kevin Borden

    Senior Director of Research and Analytics


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    Kevin Borden is the senior director of Research and Analytics. In this role, Borden leads the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of all Research and Analytics functions. He informs and...

  • Ryan Brennan

    Ryan Brennan



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    Ryan Brennan joined the ARL staff in October 2015. He is the part-time accountant responsible for day-to-day accounting and financial oversight of the organization. Ryan is well versed in not-for-profit...

  • Amy Bulgrien

    Amy Bulgrien

    Assistant Director for Program Coordination


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    Amy Bulgrien joined the ARL staff in December 2013. She provides assistance for the Executive Office as well as supervises administration for the Association's programs. Amy has experience in communications, marketing,...

  • Ryan Clough

    Ryan Clough

    Senior Director of Public Policy and General Counsel


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    Ryan Clough is the senior director of Public Policy and general counsel of the Association of Research Libraries. He leads the Association's Advocacy and Public Policy agenda, which is focused...

  • Henry Gross

    Henry Gross

    Senior Applications Developer


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    Henry Gross is the applications developer in the Statistics and Assessment Program. He writes the code that powers the StatsQUAL platform, including the LibQUAL+ and ARL Statistics websites. Prior to...

  • Kaylyn Groves

    Kaylyn Groves

    Senior Writer and Editor


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    Kaylyn Groves is responsible for developing clear, compelling, effective communications to tell ARL’s stories across multiple media. She helps maintain the ARL “voice,” consistent messages, and high editorial standards in...

  • Pat Kent

    Pat Kent

    Accounting Coordinator


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    Pat Kent joined ARL in September 1987 as the assistant secretary. Her passion was working with numbers, so in 1992 she started helping the accountant by filing invoices and photocopying....

  • Katie Monroe

    Katie Monroe

    Program Coordinator, Special Projects


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    Katie Monroe began her tenure as program coordinator for special projects for the Association of Research Libraries in February of 2017. Katie received her MA in the history of decorative...