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Power 100: David Skorton

David Skorton Secretary, Smithsonian Institution Skorton oversees 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. He is responsible for an annual budget of $1.3 billion, 6,500 employees, 6,300 volunteers...

Power 100: Deborah Rutter

Deborah Rutter President, Kennedy Center Three years into the job, Rutter has put her stamp on what many regard as the nation’s biggest culture complex, with its multiple performing areas, opera company, resident orchestra...

Power 100: Earl (Rusty) Powell

Earl (Rusty) Powell Director, National Gallery of Art In a way, this entry is more about past influence because Powell will retire in 2019. “I’ve had a pretty good race here, and it seemed...

Power 100: Gianandrea Noseda

Power 100: Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda Musical Director, NSO The National Symphony Orchestra’s eighth musical director – and the first Italian – in its 86-year existence is one of the most sought after conductors of his generation. Equally...

Power 100: Anne Midgette & Tom Sietsema

Power 100: Anne Midgette & Tom Sietsema

Anne Midgette, Classical music critic, Washington Post Tom Sietsema, Food critic, Washington Post “Anne Midgette plays an increasingly important role in helping someone decide where to spend their free time and cultural dollars; her reviews...

Power 100: Sylvia Burwell

Sylvia Burwell President, American University “I will admit that in November I did not think I would be the one referred to as the first woman president.” So said Sylvia Burwell, referring to Hillary...

Power 100: Thomas LeBlanc

Power 100: Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas LeBlanc President, George Washington University LeBlanc had hardly taken over as president with its sprawling downtown campus in 2017 when he found himself facing problems following a racially offensive media post for which...

Power 100: Carla Hayden

Power 100: Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden Librarian of Congress A former Chicago children’s librarian who rose to become president of the American Library Association and to Baltimore’s extensive free restructure library network, Hayden’s appointment to head the nation’s...