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Board of Directors 2015-2016

Board members are volunteers who comprise the governing body of AYPO. The Board of Directors is responsible for approving policy, provides leadership in fundraising activities, and is legally responsible for the organization. They meet bi-monthly with the Executive Director (see the Season Schedule for details). Members interested in learning about board service or attending a meeting should contact the Executive Director at 703-642-8053 or exec@aypo.org.

Robert Sollinger, President*

Michael Blakeslee, Vice President of Education, Past President*
NAfME: National Association for Music Education

William S. Hong, Secretary*
Institute for Defense Analyses

Larry Lu, Treasurer*
Open Concept Systems

Tim Hoechst
Chair, Budget Committee

Karen Leyva*
Chair, Development
Leyva Strategies, LLC

Lara Cole
National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Andrew Creighton
Attorney, Washington, DC

Bob Cunningham
Cabot Consultants

Peter de Boor
Professional Musician

Lee Grossman

Neeta Helms
Classical Movements

Jeanie Kartalian

Patti Reid*
Civic Leader

Brad W. Spencer

John Thomann

*Indicates member of the Executive Committee

Honorary Board of Directors

Margaret Adams, Past President
Civic Leader

Luis Haza
AYPO Music Director Emeritus

Margaret Makris
Civic Leader

William McSweeny
Chevy Chase Bank

Alma Powell
America's Promise Alliance for Youth

Arturo Sandoval

Leonard Slatkin
Music Director, Detroit Symphony Orchestra