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About Us

Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr., Director and President


Mr. Jones worked for 32 years at The Washington Post Company, including as publisher and CEO of The Washington Post and as vice chairman of the parent company. He left at the end of 2011 to become president and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS “NewsHour,” until the enterprise was donated to WETA in 2014. He has served various boards including  the board of the Associated Press, the Newspaper Association of America, the Meyer Foundation, the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, and the Cooperative Assistance Fund.

Georgia Herbert, Director and Secretary


Ms. Herbert is an attorney in private practice in The Plains, Virginia. In 1987 she became the first women elected to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, and she remains the only woman to have chaired the Board. Governor Wilder appointed her to the State Water Control Board and to a legislative advisory committee on pollution prevention. As a private attorney she has worked with clients to preserve thousands of Piedmont acres as agricultural and forestall lands, primarily through the use of conservation easements and agricultural / forestall districts. Over the years she has served on the boards of The Partnership for Warrenton, Friends of the Library (Fauquier), the Architectural Review Board of The Plains, Virginia, among others. 

Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Director and Treasurer


Ms. Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy. She has served as a trustee of leading national and international nonprofits, including the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Radcliffe College, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Century Foundation, the Brookings Institution, among others. She has published widely in print media and foreign policy and scientific journals and has co-authored and co-edited three books.