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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Elects Ten New Members to its Board of Directors


Business Leaders and Arts Philanthropists Elected at Annual Meeting 

Vienna, Virginia (February 15, 2019) — Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the election of ten new Members to its Board of Directors. The new Directors were confirmed during the Foundation’s annual meeting February 14, 2019. Joining the Board are:

  • Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO, Endera Systems, LLC; McLean, VA
  • Bruce L. Caswell, President and Chief Executive Officer, MAXIMUS; Kensington, MD
  • Jean Edelman, Co-Founder, Edelman Financial Engines; Great Falls, VA
  • Kenneth R. Hayduk, Vice President, Taxes, General Dynamics Corporation; Great Falls, VA
  • Lesley A. Kalan, Corporate Vice President, Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Alexandria, VA
  • Alka M. Kesavan, Principal and Owner, ODEV Consulting LLC; Washington, DC
  • James C. Reagan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Leidos; Reston, VA
  • Kevin Robbins, Co-Founder, Blue Delta Capital Partners; McLean, VA
  • Anu Saxena, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Hilton Supply Management; Great Falls, VA
  • Julian M. Setian, President and CEO, SOS International LLC; Reston, VA


The new Directors join a diverse Board of business leaders and arts philanthropists serving under the leadership of Wolf Trap Foundation Board Chairman Daniel A. D’Aniello, Chairman Emeritus of The Carlyle Group. The Board of Directors is responsible for providing fiduciary and business oversight to support the Foundation’s impact in the community as a national arts presenter and leader in early childhood arts education while ensuring the overall health of the nonprofit organization. To view all Board members, visit www.wolftrap.org/about/leadership/board.

“On behalf of the Foundation, it is my pleasure to welcome these ten outstanding leaders who truly embody the essential values of philanthropy and service to Wolf Trap’s Board of Directors,” said Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation. “These new members expand upon and strengthen an already gifted and generous Board that works tirelessly to advance Wolf Trap’s role as a cultural leader in the greater Washington community and beyond.”


Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally. 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 national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, 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, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.


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Emily Stout, Manager, Media Relations
703.255.4096 or emilys@wolftrap.org

Erick Hoffman, Director, Communications
703.255.1917 or erickh@wolftrap.org