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the director of development of the Smithsonian
Archives of American Art and serves on the Advisory
Committee of the Smithsonian Young Benefactors.
She shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Sweden
in this month’s “Luxury Travel” feature.
PHILIPPA HUGHES is an art enthusiast
and collector dedicated to building community in
the Washington art scene. She founded The Pink
Line Project to foster intellectual innovation and
encourage the transformative power of art. Hughes
picks the hottest upcoming art events in this month’s
“Paint The Town” column.
BARRY LANDAU is a presidential
historian and a collector of presidential memorabilia.
He has assisted eight Presidents in planning historic
events. In this issue, Landau provides commentary on
White House invitations and menus from his latest
book The President’s Table: Two Hundred Years of Dining and Diplomacy.
ANN MAH is a freelance journalist whose
articles about food, travel, fashion, style and the
arts have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler and The
International Herald Tribune. Formerly a dining editor
for That’s Beijing, Mah now writes “The Dish,” which
discusses the latest restaurant trends.
WILLIAM ROLLE is a marketing
communications consultant and the founder of Rolle
Communications. He contributes to our “2008
Social List” feature with a piece on The Social List of
Washington (The Green Book).
GAIL SCOTT, author of Diplomatic Dance:
The New Embassy Life in America, was Washington’s first
solo TV anchorwoman and covers diplomats for WL,
Washington Times and Washington Diplomat.

REG STETTINIUS is a garden designer,
writer and child advocate. In this issue, she interviews
Washington Capitals goalie Olie Kolzig about his
efforts on behalf of autism research and education.

SCOTT WILFONG is the president and
CEO of SunTrust in the Greater Washington Region
and Maryland. He describes his family’s experience
with heart disease and SunTrust’s Start! Heart Walk
in our “Health Spotlight.”

Corrections: In October 2007: “Around Town” incorrectly
stated that Annie Totah was photographed at Strathmore’s
“Friends Without a Border’s Cambodian Benefit”; she was at Strathmore’s “Wine, Women and Song” benefit. In November2007: WL misquoted the price of the Salvatore Ferragamo Hand-crafted Crocodile Bag ($14,500) as well as the Alligator Cigar Holder (price upon request) in the “Holiday Gift Guide.” In the “Table of Contents,” WL incorrectly attributes a photograph of Alma Powell and Renée Fleming to Kyle Samperton and not Tony Powell; the photograph was taken at the “NSO Ball” and not the “Washington National Opera Ball.” On page 38 in the “CharityWorks Dream Ball”, WL misspelled Kay Kendall’s name. Photographs on pages 52, 54, 56, 79 and 109
were not correctly attributed to Tony Powell.


CLAY BLACKMORE is an established
portrait and wedding photographer. His client list
– which includes such luminaries as Larry King,
Forrest Whitaker and Jenna Elfman – has now
expanded to include some of our 2008 Social List
members, whom he photographed at the Willard
InterContinental Washington.
CAROLINE BOUTTÉ is an architect
who owns the design firm Wheatlands. In “Event
Spotlight,” she shares how a trip to India inspired
the theme for this year’s Washington National Opera
Midwinter Gala (of which she is the chairwoman).
LEN DEPAS returned to his roots as a
creative commercial photographer to create this
month’s fashion spread. He is a food, art and portrait
artist based in Washington.

JANET DONOVAN is the founder and
president of Creative Enterprises International, a
Washington, D.C. publicity firm whose clients include
celebrities, authors, politicians and publications. She
created and hosted The Beltway Broads radio show and
writes “Hollywood on the Potomac.”

RENEE DRAKE has had a diverse
career in the arts. Formerly a curator of the U.S.
Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program,
managing editor of Sotheby’s Preview magazine for
eight years, and now documentary filmmaker. She
contributes to our “Art & Auction” column, which
highlights sales at auction houses.

has served as ambassador of the Dominican Republic
to the U.S. since December 2005. Before embarking
upon his diplomatic career, Espinal was the dean
of law of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y
Maestra, Recinto Santo Tomás de Aquino. In this
issue, he addresses his country’s devastating loss from
Hurricane Noel.

LYNN FREED received her M.A.
and Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia
University. Her first novel was Heart Change. Since
then, she has been published many times, including
her collection of essays entitled Reading, Writing, and
Leaving Home. The 2007 PEN/Faulkner gala reader
shares an except from her novel, “Twilight Zones,” in
this issue.

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