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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Elects Six New Business Leaders and Philanthropists to its Board of Directors

The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne is Also Elected as Director Emeritus at Annual Meeting

Vienna, Virginia (February 19, 2021)Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the election of six new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors were confirmed during the Foundation’s annual meeting on February 18, 2021. Joining the board are:

  • Jeremy Blank, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP; Kensington, MD
  • Jan Brandt; Great Falls, VA
  • Leana Katz; Philanthropist/Volunteer; McLean, VA
  • Janet Osborn, Managing Director, Aon Corporation; Arlington, VA
  • Alison Tanner, Vice President, Operations, Tandem Sports + Entertainment; Springfield, VA
  • Clarence Taylor, Financial Advisor, VP, CRPS, AAMS, Truist Wealth; Reston, VA

The new directors join a board of diverse 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.

Additionally, the Honorable Dirk Kempthorne was elected as director emeritus. Kempthorne, who has made exceptional contributions to the Foundation during his nine-year tenure, served on the Wolf Trap Board of Directors from 2012 to 2021. Only the third person to be elected to an emeritus director position in Wolf Trap’s 50 year history, Kempthorne joins an illustrious group with the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta and the late Earle C. Williams.

“On behalf of the Foundation, it is my great pleasure to welcome these six outstanding business and community leaders to our Board of Directors and to celebrate the election of the Honorable Dirk Kempthorne as director emeritus. These individuals embody the values of philanthropy and service that are core to Wolf Trap’s mission,” said Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation. “The new board members strengthen and expand upon the already diverse and exceptional board that generously advances Wolf Trap’s position as a cultural and arts education 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 professional training programs for early career 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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Erick Hoffman, Director, Communications
O) 703.255.1917, C) 541.731.4666 or erickh@wolftrap.org