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Current Trustees

Marc N. Duber*
Chair of the Board; Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies, Washington, DC
Gina F. Adams*
Vice Chair of the Board; Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Corporation, Washington, DC
Janice Menke Abraham*
President & CEO, United Educators, Bethesda, MD
Gary M. Abramson*
Partner, The Tower Companies, North Bethesda, MD
Gaurdie Banister Jr.
President and CEO (retired), Aera Energy LLC, Houston, TX
Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith
President Emerita, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
Wesley G. Bush
Former Chairman and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation, McLean, VA
Jack C. Cassell*
President, Cassell Global Investments, Jupiter, FL
Pamela M. Deese*
Partner, Arent Fox PLLC, Washington, DC
Hani M.S. Farsi*
CEO, Corniche Group, Ltd., London, England
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Washington, DC
Mehdi Heravi*
Former professor and author, Washington, DC
Michael W. Kempner*
Founder & CEO, MikeWorldWide, New York, NY
Margery Kraus*
Founder & Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC
Gerald Bruce Lee*
Judge (retired), United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA
Fernando Lewis Navarro*
Executive President, Grupo Mundial, Panama City, Panama
Charles H. Lydecker*
CEO, Foundation Risk Partners, Daytona Beach, FL
Maril Gagen MacDonald
CEO/Founder, Gagen MacDonald, Chicago, IL
Betsy A. Mangone*
Vice President (retired), The Denver Foundation, Denver, CO
Alan L. Meltzer*
CEO & Founder, NFP | The Meltzer Group, Bethesda, MD
Maria Otero
Former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Arthur J. Rothkopf
President Emeritus, Lafayette College
Peter L. Scher*
Chairman, Washington, D.C., region and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Washington, DC
Jeffrey A. Sine*
Partner, The Raine Group LLC, New York, NY
The Honorable David Trone
US Representative, Maryland (6th District); Co-Owner, Total Wine & More, Bethesda, MD

Ex-officio Trustees

Reverend Greg Bergquist
General Secretary, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN
Reverend LaTrelle Easterling
Bishop, Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, Washington, DC
Sylvia M. Burwell^
President, American University, Washington, DC

Faculty Trustee

John Heywood^*
Chair, Faculty Senate; Associate Professor and Law Librarian, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC
Elizabeth A. Worden^
Past Chair, Faculty Senate; Associate Professor, School of Education, American University, Washington, DC

Student Trustee

Benjamin Holtzman^*
BA in International Studies (expected May 2022), American University

Student Trustee-Elect

Anusha S. Mannam^*
JD (expected May 2022), Washington College of Law, American University

* Alumna/alumnus of American University
^ Non-voting trustee

Updated January 2021