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.


Vanessa Chebli

Development Assistant

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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Santana Moreno

Development Assistant

In his role as Development Assistant, Santana acts as key logistical support to the Trust’s development and fundraising operations by performing a variety of critical functions to help the Trust in preserving, restoring, and celebrating the National Mall.

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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.

Priya Pansuria

Marketing and Communications Assistant

In her role as the Marketing and Communications Assistant, Priya acts as a key creative and strategic support to the Trust’s marketing and communications efforts by performing a variety of critical functions.

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