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Current Trustees

Gina F. Adams*
Chair of the Board; Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Corporation, Washington, DC
Charles H. Lydecker*
Vice Chair of the Board; Chairman & CEO, Foundation Risk Partners, Ormond Beach, FL
Janice Menke Abraham*
Former President & CEO, United Educators, Bethesda, MD
Sally Amoruso
Chief Partner Officer, EAB, Washington, DC
Gaurdie Banister Jr.
Founder and CEO, Different Points of View, 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*
Chairman and CEO, Cassell Global Investments, Jupiter, FL
Pamela M. Deese*
Partner, ArentFox Schiff, Washington, DC
Marc N. Duber*
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies, Washington, DC
Hani M.S. Farsi*
CEO, Corniche Group, Ltd., London, England
Victoria C. Harker*
Former Executive Vice President and CFO, TEGNA Inc., McLean, VA
Mehdi Heravi*
Former Professor and Author, Washington, DC
Michael W. Kempner*
Founder & CEO, MikeWorldWide, New York, NY
Amy V. Kothari*
Former President and CEO, My Alarm Center, Philadelphia, PA
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
Betsy A. Mangone*
Vice President (retired), The Denver Foundation, Denver, CO
Alan L. Meltzer*
CEO & Founder, NFP | The Meltzer Group, Bethesda, MD
Korey Neal Sr.*
President, K. Neal Truck and Bus Center, Hyattsville, MD
Matthew S. Pittinsky*
CEO, Parchment, Scottsdale, AZ
Jeffrey A. Sine*
Partner and Co-Founder, The Raine Group LLC, New York, NY

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 Trustees

Thomas W. Merrill^
Chair, Faculty Senate; Associate Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC
Lilian Baeza-Mendoza^
Past Chair, Faculty Senate; Senior Professorial Lecturer, Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences, American University, Washington, DC

Student Trustee

Angela Chen^*
3L, Washington College of Law, American University

Student Trustee-Elect

The Student Trustee-Elect attends meetings of the Board of Trustees as an observer and shadows the Student Trustee.


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

Updated April 2024