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Kennedy Center Administration
Our People: The Board of Trustees

Honorary Chairs

  • Mrs. Michelle Obama
  • Mrs. Laura Bush
  • Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mrs. George Bush
  • Mrs. Ronald Reagan
  • Mrs. Jimmy Carter

Officers

  • David M. Rubenstein, Chairman
  • Deborah F. Rutter, President
  • Helen Lee Henderson, Secretary
  • Michael F. Neidorff, Treasurer
  • Maria C. Kersten, General Counsel
  • Kathy Kruse, Assistant Secretary

Members Appointed by the President of the United States

  • Adrienne Arsht
  • David C. Bohnett
  • Gordon J. Davis
  • Fred Eychaner
  • Giselle Fernandez
  • Sakurako Fisher
  • Norma Lee Funger
  • John Goldman
  • Janet Hill
  • Frank F. Islam
  • Victoria Reggie Kennedy
  • Michael Lombardo
  • Andrés W. López
  • Bryan Lourd
  • Amalia Perea Mahoney
  • Barbara Goodman Manilow
  • Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Cappy R. McGarr
  • W. James McNerney, Jr.
  • Charles B. Ortner
  • Rebecca Pohlad
  • Shonda L. Rhimes
  • Laura Ricketts
  • David M. Rubenstein
  • Margaret Russell
  • Rose Kennedy Schlossberg
  • Susan S. Sher
  • Alexandra C. Stanton
  • Bryan Traubert
  • Walter F. Ulloa
  • Reginald Van Lee
  • Romesh Wadhwani
  • Anthony Welters
  • Ann Marie Wilkins
  • Elaine Wynn

Members Ex Officio Designated by Act of Congress

(Note: The names of Senators and Representatives appear in order of their years of service)

  • John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
  • Senator Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Leader
  • Senator Thad Cochran
  • Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader
  • Senator Barbara Boxer
  • Senator James Inhofe
  • Senator Mark Warner
  • Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives
  • Representative John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Representative Rosa DeLauro
  • Representative Bill Shuster
  • Representative Peter A. DeFazio
  • Senator Roy Blunt
  • Muriel Bowser,
    Mayor, District of Columbia
  • James H. Billington,
    Librarian of Congress
  • David J. Skorton,
    Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
  • Jonathan Jarvis
    Director, National Park Service
  • Kaya Henderson,
    Chancellor, D.C. Public Schools
  • Earl A. Powell III,
    Chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts

Senior Counsel

  • Robert Barnett

Senior Advisor to the Chairman

  • Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

Founding Chairman

  • Roger L. Stevens †

Chairmen Emeriti

  • James A. Johnson
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman
  • James D. Wolfensohn

President Emeritus

  • Michael M. Kaiser

Honorary Trustees

  • Buffy Cafritz
  • Kenneth M. Duberstein
  • James H. Evans†
  • Alma Gildenhorn
  • Melvin R. Laird
  • Leonard L. Silverstein
  • Jean Kennedy Smith

Emeritus Trustees

  • Richard Adler
  • Joe L. Allbritton†
  • Robert O. Anderson†
  • Philip F. Anschutz
  • Smith Bagley†
  • The Hon. Lucius D. Battle†
  • Colleen Bell
  • The Hon. Stuart A. Bernstein
  • Wilma E. Bernstein
  • Lois Betts
  • Roland Betts
  • Otis R. Bowen, M.D.
  • Nancy Goodman Brinker
  • Elliot B. Broidy
  • Ronald W. Burkle
  • Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
  • Henry E. Catto
  • David M. Childs
  • Governor Jon S. Corzine
  • William M. Daley
  • Ralph P. Davidson†
  • Bo Derek
  • Betsy DeVos
  • Senator Bob Dole
  • Ronald I. Dozoretz
  • Phyllis C. Draper
  • The Hon. Joseph Duffey
  • Edward Easton
  • Judith Ann Eisenberg
  • Stevie Eller
  • The Hon. Marvin L. Esch
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr
  • Melvyn J. Estrin†
  • George Farias
  • Thomas C. Foley
  • Craig L. Fuller
  • Mary Galvin
  • John W. Gardner†
  • Bruce S. Gelb
  • Newt Gingrich
  • David Girard-diCarlo
  • Albert B. Glickman
  • Roy Goodman†
  • Vinod Gupta
  • Donald J. Hall, Jr.
  • James A. Haslam II
  • R. Philip Hanes, Jr.†
  • Mrs. William Lee Hanley, Jr.
  • Orval Hansen
  • Mark O. Hatfield†
  • Helen Joan Holt
  • Joan E. Hotchkis
  • Caroline Rose Hunt
  • Phyllis Middleton Jackson
  • Anne Johnson
  • The Hon. Brenda LaGrange Johnson
  • William "Bill" Johnson
  • Ann Jordan
  • Mrs. Earle Jorgensen†
  • Sheldon B. Kamins
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • Nancy G. Kinder
  • Roger G. Kennedy†
  • James V. Kimsey
  • Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
  • C. Michael Kojaian
  • Donald M. Koll†
  • Kathi Koll
  • The Hon. Evelyn S. Lieberman
  • Carl H. Lindner, III
  • Carol Hill Lowe
  • Fran P. Mainella
  • Marlene A. Malek
  • Donna G. Marriott
  • David Mathews
  • Dorothy Swann McAuliffe
  • James A. McClure†
  • The Hon. Joseph McDade
  • Donna C. McLarty
  • Harry McPherson
  • William F. McSweeny
  • Dina Merrill
  • The Hon. Norman Y. Mineta
  • Mary V. Mochary
  • Joan Mondale
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson
  • Ron Nessen
  • Dr. John Ottina†
  • Jack L. Oliver, III
  • Mary M. Ourisman
  • Frank H. Pearl†
  • Robert Frank Pence
  • Arthur Penn
  • Senator Charles H. Percy†
  • Ronald O. Perelman
  • The Hon. John Edward Porter
  • Alma Powell
  • William Charles Powers
  • Penny Pritzker
  • Albert H. Quie
  • Gerald M. Rafshoon
  • The Hon. Charlotte T. Reid
  • Catherine B. Reynolds
  • Gabrielle B. Reynolds
  • Mrs. A.A. Ribicoff
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice
  • The Hon. John Richardson
  • The Hon. Richard W. Riley
  • Duane R. Roberts
  • Miles L. Rubin
  • Shirley W. Ryan
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.†
  • The Hon. Richard S. Schweiker
  • The Hon. Donna E. Shalala
  • Bud Shuster,
    U.S. Congress (Ret.)
  • Leonard Sands
  • Joy A. Silverman
  • Dean A. Spanos
  • John G. Spatuzza
  • The Hon. Robert G. Stanton
  • Jay Stein
  • Marc I. Stern
  • Catherine Stevens
  • Alexander F. Treadwell
  • The Hon. Donna F. Tuttle
  • Ronald H. Walker
  • The Hon. Lowell Weicker, Jr.
  • Mark S. Weiner
  • Jerry Weintraub
  • Beatrice W. Welters
  • Thomas E. Wheeler
  • Charles Z. Wick†
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Stephen A. Wynn

† (Deceased)