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Board of Directors 2014-2015

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.

Michael Blakeslee, Interim Board President*
NAfME: National Association for Music Education

Robert Sollinger, Vice President of Education*
Chair, Education Committee

William S. Hong, Secretary*
Institute for Defense Analyses

Larry Lu, Treasurer*
Open Concept Systems

Filiberto Agusti, Legal Counsel*
Chair, Audit Committee
Steptoe & Johnson

Karen Leyva*
Chair, Development
Leyva Strategies, LLC

Lara Cole
National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Andrew Creighton
Attorney, Washington, DC

Bob Cunningham
Cabot Consultants

Lee Grossman

Shak Hill
Chair, Audit Committee
Shak Hill Insurance

Tim Hoechst

Jeanie Kartalian

Patti Reid
Civic Leader

John Thomann

*Indicates member of the Executive Committee

Honorary Board of Directors

Margaret Adams
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