The George Washington University is served by 21 members of the Board of Trustees, including the president of the university, who serves as an ex-officio member.  The officers of the Board include the chair, vice chair and secretary.

The Board of Trustees plays an integral role in oversight of fiscal, academic, and campus operations.  In addition, the trustees provide leadership in developing the university’s endowed resources and participate actively in George Washington’s strategic initiatives.



Officers of the Board 

Photo of Nelson Carbonell

Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., BS ’85


Chairman & CEO
Nelson Carbonell & Associates

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Ellen Zane, BA ’73

Vice Chair

Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
Tufts Medical Center

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Grace E. Speights, JD ’82


Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice


Scott Amey

W. Scott Amey, MS ’75

Amyx, Inc.

Gabbi Baker

Gabbi Baker, BBA ’13

Account Supervisor
OgilvyOne Worldwide

Christine Parth

Christine Piorkowski Barth, BBA ’88

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Harren Equity Partners, LLC

Charles Bendit

Charles R. Bendit, BBA ’75

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Taconic Investment Partners

Rosalyn Brock

Roslyn M. Brock, MS ’89

Chief Advocacy Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health System

Mark Chichester

Mark H. Chichester, BBA ’90, JD ’93

Co-founder, Atlas Research
Vice Chair, Atlas Research Board of Directors

Amr ElSawy

Amr A. ElSawy, MSEE ’81

President and CEO
Noblis, Inc.

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Director, Merrill Corporation

Diana B. Henriques

Diana B. Henriques, BA ’69

Contributing Writer
The New York Times

Michael Hoffman

A. Michael Hoffman

Co-founder and Chairman
Palamon Capital Partners

Madeline Jacobs

Madeleine S. Jacobs, BS ’68, HON ’03

Retired Executive Director and CEO
American Chemical Society

Todd Klein

Todd Klein

Revolution Growth

Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas J. LeBlanc

President (ex-officio)

Chelsea Lenhart

Chelsea Lenhart, BA ’14, MPA ’16

United States Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General

Ann Walker Marchant

Ann Walker Marchant

Walker Marchant Group

Judith Rogers

Judith Lane Rogers, AA ’74 (MVC)

Anne Bradstreet Early Childhood Center

Avram Tucker

Avram Tucker, BBA ’77

CEO and Co-founder
TM Financial Forensics, LLC

George Wellde

George W. Wellde, Jr., MBA ’76

Retired Vice Chairman of the Securities Division
Goldman, Sachs & Co.