Gary M. Abramson

Partner, The Tower Cos. (real estate development)

North Bethesda

Leslie E. Bains

Chairwoman of the Board, Executive Committee

Partner, Raycliff Capital (venture capital)

New York

Michael D. Capellas

Chairman and chief executive, MCI (telecommunications)

Ashburn

David M. Carmen

Chairman and chief executive, Carmen Group Inc.

(lobbying)

Washington

Edward R. Carr

Executive Committee

Chairman (retired), CarrHomes, Inc.

(real estate development)

Falls Church

Jack C. Cassell

President and chief executive, Visual Aids Electronics Corp./Conference Systems Inc.

(Conference translation and audiovisual services)

Gaithersburg

Gary D. Cohn

Executive Committee, Audit Committee

Managing director, Goldman Sachs & Co.

(Investment banking)

New York

George J. Collins

Executive Committee, Audit Committee

Private investor

Miami Beach

Pamela M. Deese

Partner, Arent Fox PLLC

(Law firm)

Washington

Jerome K. Del Pino

General secretary, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church

Nashville

Fuad El-Hibri

President, East West Resources Corp.

(Business development)

Rockville

Hani M.S. Farsi

Managing director and chairman, Reservoir Management Services Ltd. (Oil and gas)

London

Thomas A. Gottschalk

Executive Committee

Vice chairman of the board, executive vice president, law and public policy, and general counsel, General Motors Corp.

(Automobile manufacturing)

Detroit

Leonard R. Jaskol

Executive Committee, Audit Committee

Retired

Naples, Fla.

Margery Kraus

President and chief executive, APCO Worldwide

(Public relations)

Washington

Benjamin Ladner

President, American University

Washington

Charles H. Lydecker

Regional executive vice president, Brown & Brown Inc.

(Commercial insurance)

Daytona Beach, Fla.

A. Robyn Mathias

Retired

Bethesda

Regina L. Muehlhauser

Retired

Pleasanton, Calif.

John R. Petty

Audit Committee

Chairman, TecSec Inc.

(Electronic Security)

Vienna

Robert P. Pincus

Chairman, MMP Capital Partners LP

(Venture capital)

Washington

Matthew S. Pittinsky

Chairman and co-founder, Blackboard Inc. (Educational software)

Washington

John R. Schol

Bishop, Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Washington

Jeffrey A. Sine

Vice chairman and global head, telecommunications and technology, UBS Securities LLC

(Investment banking)

New York

Paul M. Wolff

Senior partner, Williams & Connolly

(Law firm)

Washington

SOURCES: American University, Washington Post staff reports