BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charlie is a photographer, graphic designer, and stay at home dad with a long history of volunteering.
With a lifelong passion for music, Charlie has interned in lighting and rigging for the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, Massachusetts and subsequently worked in lighting and theatrical rigging in Northern Virginia. A recent transplant from New England, Charlie is excited to have returned to the area and to reengage in the performance arts.
Charlie is also currently serving as Treasurer for the Cool Spring PTA. He earned a BA in English from Gettysburg College in 1995.
Mr. Michael K. Egan is a retired senior captain from the ExxonMobil Corporation aviation department. He was employed by ExxonMobil for 26 years; 23 of those years had been with Mobil Corporation prior to the corporate merger. He has been involved in aviation for over 42 years.
He possesses a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences having lived in American Samoa (one yr.), The Kingdom of Tonga (one yr.), Republic of Singapore (3 yrs.), Republic of Indonesia (4 yrs.), and the Federal Republic of Nigeria (8 yrs.). His last position prior to retiring in January 2003 was as an international senior captain flying the Gulfstream IV.
Mr Egan resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia with his wife, Vicki.They have a 44 year-old son, Michael K. Egan II. The Egan’s run a small private foundation called “The Egan Family Charitable Gift Fund.” Mr. Egan operates a part-time international aviation consultancy business working for select clients. His interests include international travel, music, golf, museums, and the study of African masks.
Mr. Egan is the immediate past president of the Loudoun Symphony Board of Directors.
Sandy Kane is a past president of the Loudoun Symphony Board of Directors and has been an active member of the board since her induction in July, 2008. Her love of music has encouraged her to help share the knowledge of the wonderful music performed by the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra to our extended community by assisting with the arrangements of regularly scheduled annual events, holiday programs, galas, the American Celebration: 1812 Bicentennial, and providing information to our residents about future events.
In addition, Sandy has been involved in numerous activities in various volunteer capacities since moving to the Town of Leesburg in May 1997. Recent projects include serving as a Leesburg commissioner on the Environmental Advisory Commission and the Economic Development Commission, Vice President of the Standing Residential Traffic Committee, President of the Leesburg Police Department’s Citizens’ Support Team, President of the LPD Crime Line, member of the Arts and Cultural District Committee, and as a director on the Board of Leesburg Dogs.
Michelle is a corporate banker at PNC. She has over 20 years of experience in investment and commercial banking including several years on Wall St. Michelle's love of the arts began at the young age of three when she began both ballet and violin.
At the age of 10, she began studying piano and also won several national titles in pointe. Michelle has continued to pursue her passion of both music and dance throughout the years, playing in several orchestras, playing for or performing in musicals and theatre shows, singing for her church, and also instructing, performing and competing in dance.
She has three school-aged boys who all play music. Michelle graduated with honors from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and a minor in Studio Art.
A music teacher from 1972 to 2013, Rachel Newell is a passionate advocate for music’s ability to enrich our lives. She began her career in Mineral, VA as a music teacher in ten Louisa County Public Schools and later taught in Loudoun County at eighteen public schools as well as the Loudoun Country Day School. Within that time Rachel also spent two years in Cambridge, England teaching English as a Second Language for the Dales School of Languages and spent five years as the Choir Director for youth choirs at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, VA.
Rachel continues to volunteer for the St. James youth choir and continues to teach as a substitute music teacher in the Loudoun County Public Schools. Her dedication is also evinced by the honors she has received over the course of her career, including Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year in 1998, Washington Post Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year for Loudoun County Public Schools in 2003, and Fulbright Memorial Fund recipient in 2003 which sponsored a 3-week educational trip to Japan.
Rachel received a BS in Music from the University of Richmond and her Masters in Music Education from Shenandoah University in 1990.
Steve Robin is a retired attorney who has represented major land developers in zoning and related legal matters in Loudoun County for over 30 years. He also spent 35 years as General Counsel to the County’s Economic Development Authority. For portions of that time Steve was Of Counsel to the law firms of Maguire Woods and Reed Smith.
Prior to moving to Virginia, Steve served terms as a congressional aide, officer of an international trade association, and advisor/speechwriter to the Embassy of Japan. Steve is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Martha, reside in Leesburg.
Ara Bagdasarian, Chairman, Norman Duncan, Elizabeth Ellers, Shye Gilad, Jackie Gosses, Eugene Gulland, Tom Jewell, Hon. Joe and Bobby May, William May, Hon. Robert Sevila, Thomas and Priscilla Toth, Hon. Cate Magennis Wyatt, Don O’Brien, Teresa Yancy Crane, Hon. Janet Clarke, and Michael O'Connor.