The Alexandria Seaport Foundation announced at its May board meeting the addition of six individuals to its board of directors.
Joining the ASF board are: Tristan Caudron, managing director, Caudron Megary Blackburn Wealth Advisors; Walter Clarke, vice president of Business Banking, Burke & Herbert Bank; Charlotte Hall, vice president, Potomac Riverboat Company; Steve Hernandez, superintendent, Teel Construction; Alex Hume, manager, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP; and Scott Shaw, principal, Alexandria Restaurant Partners.
“One of our highest priorities over the past year has been to take our board to the next level by recruiting members who would bring energy, strategic thinking, community connections and ethnic diversity,” said ASF president and CEO Steve Mutty. “These six new board members are as dynamic as any nonprofit organization could possibly dream of recruiting. You could feel the energy before the expanded board even had their first meeting together.”
The Alexandria Seaport Foundation operates a workshop along the waterfront where apprentices age 18-22 learn the traditional craft of wooden boat building as a means to acquiring the career, social skills and self-esteem to become productive, responsible adults.
ASF’s Middle School Math Program uses project-based learning on-site in Alexandria City Public School classrooms to improve the skills of middle school students identified by their teachers as at risk of failing math. Through the building of small projects, students increase math competency and improve overall academic performance.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have added six dynamic individuals to our board in the span of only a few months,” said ASF board chair Joe Bondi in a statement announcing the new members. “This is a testament to ASF’s solid reputation for serving at-risk young people in the greater Washington area for more than 25 years.”
For more information on the ASF mission and programs, visit www.alexandriaseaport.org.