UDC's Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
George Vradenburg, President, Vradenburg Foundation Mr. Vradenburg was Strategic Advisor, AOL Time Warner, having served in senior executive positions at AOL, AOL Time Warner and Time Warner. In those positions, Mr. Vradenburg set the Company's strategy to create a policy framework designed to foster the Internet's global economic, social and civic value. Before joining America Online, Mr. Vradenburg served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CBS Inc. and Executive Vice President of Fox, Inc. He then launched the Entertainment & Media Practice Group of the law firm of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Vradenburg currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Chesapeake Crescent Initiative (a public/private collaboration involving Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Federal Government focused on life science, energy and security). He serves on the board of The Phillips Collection, the University of the District of Columbia Foundation, iKeepSafe (Internet Keep Safe Coalition), and the Regional Association of Washington Grantmakers. Mr. Vradenburg is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of Washington. Mr. Vradenburg previously chaired the DC Education Compact (dedicated to fostering student success for DC public school students), The Potomac Conference (a regional leadership organization of the business, civic and public sectors) and the Alliance for Regional Stewardship (a national nonprofit committed to more effective regional decision-making). Previous board positions have included The Greater Washington Board of Trade, The Washington Scholarship Fund, DC Children First (supporting Opportunity Scholarships to private schools for low-income kids in DC), Vice Chair of the INOVA Health System Foundation, Human Rights First and the Survivors' Fund (serving families of 9/11 victims at the Pentagon). He is also a member of the Private Sector Senior Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory Council; and he has founded business and nonprofit Task Forces on Emergency Preparedness for the Greater Washington Region. With his wife, Trish, Mr. Vradenburg founded and co-chairs the National Alzheimer's Gala and USAgainst Alzheimer's (a national campaign and advocacy network to stop Alzheimer's by 2020), and publishes Tikkun Magazine (a Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture & Society).
In recognition of his community service, Mr. Vradenburg has received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award, the Golden Links Award from the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Bridge Builders Award from the Partners for Livable Communities.
Mr. Vradenburg received his B.A. from Oberlin College, magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School