Trust for the National Mall Announces Two New Board of Directors Members

Trade Center Management Associates CEO John Drew and Altria VP Todd Walker Join Trust

Trust for the National Mall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2014) – The Trust for the National Mall, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, announced that John Drew, president and chief executive officer of Trade Center Management Associates LLC, and Todd Walker, vice president of Federal Government Affairs and Government Affairs Programs of Altria Client Services, have been named to the Trust’s Board of Directors. 
 
The board serves an invaluable leadership role in the Trust’s efforts by guiding and advancing the Campaign for the National Mall, which is raising the vital funds to restore and preserve America’s front yard for generations to come. As members of the board, Drew and Walker will help ensure the Trust is managed well, promote its mission, and oversee the strategic direction of the organization.
 
“We are delighted to welcome such tremendous leaders as our newest board members,” said Caroline Cunningham, president of the Trust for the National Mall. “Their professional experience and enthusiasm for our cause provide added momentum for the Campaign for the National Mall as we advance our fundraising and awareness efforts in 2015 and beyond.”
 
John P. Drew became president and chief executive officer in 2003 of Trade Center Management Associates, which manages, leases and operates the 3.1 million square foot Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. That same year he also was named vice president of The Drew Company, an innovative, Boston-based real estate management and development company. Drew is also a board member at Destination DC and serves as the director of the World Trade Center Dublin. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School of the University of Dublin. 
 
Todd A. Walker is the vice president of Federal Government Affairs and Government Affairs Programs for Altria Client Services, which provides professional services and support to Altria Group and its operating companies. Todd brings to the Trust an extensive background in government affairs, having spent more than 20 years leading government affairs functions at Altria and UST Inc., where he served as vice president of Government Relations and Public Policy. He also serves on the Louisa M. Swain Foundation Board of Directors. 
 
Drew and Walker are enhancing an 18-member board committed to advancing the Campaign for the National Mall and articulating the value of the National Mall as a symbol of our nation’s pride and history. 
 
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About the Trust for the National Mall
The Trust for the National Mall is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 29 million annual visitors to the National Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.