On Friday, October 19, 2018, Stephen Chaudet took the helm of the Trust’s Board of Directors as its new Chairman after having served four years as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Development Committee. Steve has had a distinguished career with Lockheed Martin and continues in a consulting capacity with them. He also brings considerable experience in nonprofit leadership.
We also honored outgoing Board Chairman, Michael C. Mitchell, who has provided four years of visionary leadership during a time of steady growth for the Trust. Park Superintendent Kevin Brandt presented Mike with an iconic “flat hat” as a gift of thanks for his partnership and friendship. Mike will continue to serve on the Trust’s board. The Trust also bid a fond farewell to Kathy Poole who served on the Trust’s board for six years and as Secretary. Her contributions to the growth of the Trust are very much appreciated.
The Trust elected two new members to its Board of Directors at the meeting. Paul Juola is the Vice President of Space, Missile Defense and Strategic Programs in Lockheed Martin Government Affairs. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Paul served on Capitol Hill and in the Department of Defense. He recently moved to Alexandria and often enjoys local biking trails including the C&O Canal towpath.
Paul Krogh is the CEO of K2 Construction Consultants and has worked on major capital infrastructure programs around the world helping owners and contractors complete complex projects on time and on schedule. A native Washingtonian living in Bethesda, he can frequently be found biking along the canal anywhere between Georgetown in DC and Peare, MD (often covered in mud), or hiking the Billy Goat Trail.