Mary Elizabeth Cisneros Beth Cisneros ’89
was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018. She is an attorney with Holland & Knight, representing and advising charitable organizations primarily in trust and estate matters.

Before returning to private practice, Cisneros served as the Deputy General Counsel at the Barack Obama Foundation and the American Red Cross.  Working as an in-house counsel, she advised board members and senior management in all areas of nonprofit operations, including labor and employment law, fundraising, governance, tax-exempt compliance, marketing, and corporate transactions.  She also represented the organizations in connection with congressional investigations and inquiries from federal and state agencies, as well as state attorneys general.  Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, she was a labor and employment lawyer at Epstein Becker & Green.  

After graduating from Amherst cum laude with a B.A. in American Studies, she received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  At Amherst she was a co-captain of the women's soccer, squash, and lacrosse teams and was awarded the Howard Hill Mossman Trophy in her senior year.  An active alumna, she has served as an associate class agent and provided career advice to students.

Cisneros is a board member of Girls on the Run of Montgomery County and a former board co-chair of the Interfaith Families Project of Washington, D.C.

She is married to Michael Rosenman and they have three children.