Wolf Trap Foundation Elects New Members to its Board of Directors

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Key Influencers from Airlines for America, Microsoft, Avison Young, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Choice Hotels, ExxonMobil, Northrop Grumman, Telos Corporation, and a Notable Musician Elected at Annual Meeting

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced new members who have been elected to serve on its 2013-2014 Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. John C. Lee, IV, President, Schneider Electric IT Mission Critical Services, Inc. will retain his status as Foundation Board Chairman. Gil Guarino, CACI (Ret.), Guarino & Associates, LLC will serve his second year as Vice Chairman/Secretary of the Foundation Board.

Newly elected members of the Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors include:

  •     Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter, Defense Consultant/Musician, Beverly Hills, California
  •     Nicholas E. Calio, President & CEO, Airlines for America, Washington, D.C.
  •     Frederick S. Humphries, Jr., Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  •     Arvind Manocha, President & CEO, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia
  •     Bruce B. McNair, Principal, Avison Young, Washington D.C.
  •     Roger Mody, Co-Owner, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Washington, D.C.
  •     Patrick S. Pacious, Executive Vice President, Global Strategies and Operations, Choice Hotels, Silver Spring, Maryland
  •     Darrin L. Talley, Vice President of Marketing and Technology, ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, Fairfax, Virginia
  •     Kathy J. Warden, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, McLean, Virginia
  •     John B. Wood, Chairman & CEO, Telos Corporation, Ashburn, Virginia

Boofie O’Gorman of Long & Foster Companies and William G. Bouie of Acuative Corporation, were named Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary, respectively, of the Wolf Trap Associates Board, and, as such, will serve as ex officio members of the Foundation Board of Directors.

“Now is a very pivotal time in Wolf Trap’s history as we welcome Arvind Manocha, our new President and CEO, and a fresh class of board members to help elevate the organization’s reputation as a national leader in the performing arts and arts education,” said John C. Lee, IV, Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation Board. “I know Arvind and I share the same desire to draw upon the Board’s expertise, professionalism and passion for the arts to achieve the Foundation’s internal and community oriented goals.”

Service on the Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors is effective immediately for each of the newly elected members.

About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive group of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theater, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2009 List of “Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group.

Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at http://www.wolftrap.org for more information.

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