Contact: Georgina Javor
Strathmore Announces Election of
New Board Member
Frank F. Islam joins
Strathmore’s Board of Directors
N. Bethesda, MD: Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc., an established arts presenter and cultural destination, announced today the election of two new board members, one of which is a County Executive appointee.
The Strathmore Board of Directors, and Ike Leggett, the Montgomery County Executive, appointed Potomac resident Frank F. Islam, CEO and Chairman of FI Investment Group.
This respected corporate and civic leader joins the now 29-member board to oversee the management of the affairs, funds and property of Strathmore in fulfillment of its mission. Strathmore Hall Foundation nurtures art, artists and community through creative and diverse programming of the highest quality.
Harold K. Roach, Cynthia Wong Hu, Esq. and Deborah Marriott Harrison will retire from the Board at the end of May.
ABOUT THE NEW BOARD MEMBER
Frank F. Islam is CEO and Chairman of FI Investment Group, a holding company that owns healthcare and IT companies. Previously, Mr. Islam was CEO of QSS Group, an information technology company, which he sold in January 2007 for $250 million. With a BS and MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Mr. Islam has been an active participant in the Information Technology, Aerospace Engineering Services and System Integration business for more than 25 years. In 1999, he was recognized as the Ernst and Young Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2001, the U.S. Small Business Administration selected Mr. Islam as the Minority Small Business Person of the Year for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
Strathmore, a 24-year old established arts presenter and cultural destination, nurtures art, artists and community through creative and diverse programming of the highest quality and is home to the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Strathmore, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, is immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line and a half-mile from the Capital Beltway. For more information, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Strathmore is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.
Strathmore is also supported in part by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. Board List
Peter Vance Treibley, Chair
Carol A. Trawick, Vice Chair
Jerome W. Breslow, Esq., Secretary
Steven C. Mayer, Treasurer
Paul J. Allen
Joseph F. Beach ex officio
Meagan T. Campion
Richard “Dickie” S. Carter
Starr G. Ezra
Hon. Nancy Floreen ex officio
Paul L. Hatchett
Frank F. Islam
Alexine C. Jackson
James F. Mannarino
Caroline Huang McLaughlin
Alan E. Mowbray
Carrie F. Passmore
William “Bill” G. Robertson
Dale S. Rosenthal
Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto
Craig A. Snedeker
Wendy J. Susswein ex officio
Annie Simonian Totah
Charles A. Lyons, Chair Emeritus
R. Robert Linowes, Founding Chair