Linda Bond Partner
Linda Bond is a partner at KBS. She began her public career in the Reagan Administration Office of Management and Budget (OMB) press office and later for the director of the Voice of America (VOA). In 1984, she joined the Reagan-Bush presidential campaign, working for presidential speechwriter Ken Khachigian.
In 1985, Ms. Bond served in Munich as director for Germany for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), assisting Eastern European refugees seeking asylum in the United States, and addressing Yugoslavian refugee entry into Hungary in 1991.
In 1992, she moved to New York to work for businessman Ted Forstmann and Empower America, a think tank that included principles Jack Kemp, Bill Bennett and Jeane Kirkpatrick. Ms. Bond was responsible for fundraising efforts and managing board and donor relations.
Ms. Bond served as finance director for the 1995 and 2000 Steve Forbes presidential campaigns. She then joined with former National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) Finance Director Linus Catignani to form the political and not-for-profit fundraising firm Catignani & Bond. Ms. Bond served as finance director for the NRSC, assisting candidates including Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist and Mitch McConnell. Her firm managed and directed the Senate Cloakroom activities—raising funds, managing support services and producing events—for the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions.
For more than a decade, Ms. Bond worked as a consultant to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, coordinating major events in Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles that raised money for statue unveilings in the Capitol Rotunda, Reagan Airport, Central London, Budapest and Tbilisi.
Ms. Bond served in a voluntary capacity as a principal organizer of the Washington National Cathedral portion of the state funeral of President Ronald Reagan. Additionally, Ms. Bond was a principal organizer of the National Cathedral portion of the state funeral of President Gerald Ford.
From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Bond oversaw the Reagan Foundation’s International Centennial Celebration honoring President Reagan’s 100th birthday. She worked with Campaign Finance Chair T. Boone Pickens to raise $100 million for the Centennial Endowment, and created successful Reagan Foundation celebration events in Krakow, Budapest, Prague, London, Tbilisi, Warsaw and Vilnius that were attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a United States congressional delegation, and high-ranking officials from each country.
Ms. Bond directed the fundraising efforts for Kansas City in its bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Working with business, civic and elected leaders, “KC2016” generated signed commitments totaling $29.4 million.
Linda Bond was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri and the University of Maryland, graduating summa cum laude in Art History.