Catherine Townsend

President & CEO

As the new President of the Trust for the National Mall, Catherine Townsend will play a significant role in helping accomplish the Trust's mission: to bring critical new resources to priority projects that will restore, improve,                                    and preserve the National Mall and its iconic monuments.

Teresa Durkin

Executive Vice President

In her role as Executive Vice President, Teresa is the Trust’s representative and manager of the development projects on the National Mall as outlined in the National Mall Plan.

Jeffrey Ajluni

Chief Commercial Officer

Jeffrey Ajluni is the Chief Commercial Officer for the Trust for the National Mall, overseeing corporate partnerships, high net revenue development, marketing and events.

Kevin Sturtevant

Chief Development Officer

Kevin Sturtevant, CFRE is Chief Development Officer for the Trust for the National Mall. Kevin leads a team of professionals that focus on increasing financial support for the Trust.


Cheryl Bratz

Major Gifts Officer

At the Trust, Cheryl works with donors whose philanthropic goals are to preserve American treasures, celebrate democracy and improve the visitor experience for all.

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Vanessa Chebli

CRM Coordinator

Vanessa brings outreach, advocacy, and volunteer coordination experience to the Trust after interning and volunteering at Earth Day Network, DC SAFE, and Peer Health Exchange while earning her bachelor’s degree from American University.

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Lauren Schick

Individual Giving Assistant

Lauren is responsible for administrative aspects of development, fundraising, and event related activities at the Trust.

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Katie K. Spoerer

Government Affairs Coordinator & Executive Assistant

At the Trust, Katie works closely with the President/CEO to ensure smooth day-today operations. In addition, she plays a central role in activities related to the Board of Directors and develops and executes the organization’s government affairs strategy.

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John Whilden

Projects Coordinator
In his role as Project Coordinator at the Trust, John helps manage the development of design and construction projects on the National Mall.
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