Board of Directors
Maury Brown, President
Maury Brown served the Agency for International Development as Director of Data Processing and Director of Development Information. He founded and chaired the International Network for Development Information Exchange which comprised more than 90 government and international agencies. Since retirement in 1998 he has been a management consultant to the World Bank and several private companies working in international development.
Mr. Brown holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in international relations from Syracuse University and New York University. He is a graduate of the Erie (PA) Conservatory of Music where he studied musical theory and composition. He was selected as first chair clarinet and saxophone to the Northwest Pennsylvania District Band two years in succession. He developed his musical talents into a lifelong avocation, attending musical performances in many parts of the world. Mr. Brown joined the Amadeus Board in 2005 and also serves on the Board of OAR, a non-profit organization providing rehabilitation services to inmates at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center. Mr. Brown actively mentors inmates at that facility.
Mrs. Murphy recently retired as Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development/Director of Technology Transfer at George Mason University. She also served as Executive Director of George Mason Intellectual Properties, Inc.(GMIP), a non-profit corporation established to manage the university’s intellectual property. Ms. Murphy has been an enthusiastic supporter of and donor to the Amadeus Concerts for many years. She has served on the Board of Directors for three years. She is an active volunteer and lay eucharistic minister at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls where she was Senior Warden from 1991 to 1993. Currently she chairs the Stewardship Committee at St. Francis.
Sozeen Mondlin, Secretary
Sozeen Mondlin is Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance for The MITRE Corporation (“MITRE”). MITRE is a systems engineering and information technology company that works in the public interest on defense and intelligence, aviation system development, homeland security, and federal sector modernization. Ms. Mondlin is responsible for MITRE’s ethics and compliance program and is its first Director. She also is responsible for advising management on employment law and employee relations and for oversight of the company’s litigation.
Ms. Mondlin recently resumed studying the piano and takes particular delight in accompanying her daughter, a viola player. Ms. Mondlin is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School.
Mark Servis, Treasurer
Presently serving as Treasurer of The Amadeus Concerts, Mark Servis* has been an active board member and volunteer since 1996. Mr. Servis is a CPA licensed in Virginia, and has over thirty years of experience in a variety of tax and accounting positions in both public accounting and private industry. Since 2007 he has held the position of VP-Tax with Capital One. Prior to that, Mr. Servis was a Tax Managing Director with KPMG LLP.
Benjamin Hobart (Hobie) Audet
Hobie Audet retired in 2004 from a 36-year career with the federal government as a physicist and operating systems programmer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy and the Department of the Army. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree (High Honors in Physics) from the College of William and Mary in 1968.
Mr. Audet became associated with Amadeus Concerts through his wife Mary Audet. Together they have managed and coordinated the post-concert receptions for several years. They live in Rockville, MD.
On the board since 2010, Ms. Beebe has been a long-time supporter of Amadeus Concerts.
Mr. Blocksom joined the board in February, 2015. Roland Blocksom (CAPT USN Ret.) previously held the position of Department of the Navy Technology Transition Coordinator at RAE (Research, Analysis and Engineering LLC).
Dr. Sanford Brotman
Retired from private dental practice in Alexandria after 42 years, Dr. Brotman writes the program notes for the Amadeus concerts. His history of community work goes from the 1960s to the present day, including the Alexandria Dental Clinic, a resettlement committee for Russian Jewish refugees, Northern Virginia Dental Society Patient Relations Committee, and assistance with Afghan refugees after the Russian invasion. Currently Dr. Brotman volunteers at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, teaches basic literacy to adults, and is, in his own words, “maybe the oldest undergraduate (non-degree) at George Mason University.”
Antonio Gayoso joined the Amadeus board in 2009. Mr. Gayoso is an agricultural economist with long experience in foreign assistance programs and microfinance. He was a member of the Senior Foreign Service. He is currently an adjunct professor of microfinance at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He also taught microfinance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and was an assistant professor at the University of Florida. Mr. Gayoso spent most of his professional career at the US Agency for International Development and the Department of State and, later, as Washington Executive Director of the World Council of Credit Unions. For more than 10 years he prepared and conducted radio programs on economic issues broadcasted to Cuba and Latin America on a weekly basis by Radio Marti, Voice of America. He is currently a senior consultant in USAID. Mr. Gayoso is past president of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy and past chair of the Board of the World Hunger Education Service and remains an active member of both Boards.
Retired as an Executive at TRW (now Northrop Grumman), Mr. Hardisty was involved in systems engineering involving spacecraft, the FAA and Fingerprint identification. For the last ten years he has volunteered as Chief/Assistant Chief for the Fairfax County Election Board. He played the flute and later studied voice (he is a tenor). He has a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Harvard University.
Mr. Kelly is a recently retired consultant with the Hay Group, a global human resources management consulting firm. Before joining the Hay Group, he had over 30 years of professional experience at the federal, state, and local levels, with international organizations, a non-profit trade association, and in the private sector. He has also held adjunct teaching appointments at universities in New England. Mr. Kelly has been in elected leadership positions at the local and regional levels of one of his professional societies and at the neighborhood commission level of a local government. He has won awards from the federal government for his work in historic preservation and urban design and from one of his professional societies for the design of a new federal program. Mr. Kelly has an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University. Mr. Kelly has had a lifelong interest in classical music: in addition to his membership on the Board of Amadeus Concerts, he and his wife have been active supporters, volunteers, and donors for many years.
Elizabeth Mulcahy is Vice President and Financial Consultant at Charles Schwab & Co. She was formerly a bond trader and now serves as a Wealth Manager, specifically structuring high net worth retail clients’ bond portfolios. She grew up in Connecticut studying and playing the piano, guitar, and singing. She began playing the piano at age eight and music has been a large part of her life. She has even composed a few songs. She lives in Vienna.
Paul Mutino has served as legal counsel for numerous commercial IT companies in the Washington, D.C. area. He also has served as legal counsel for not-for-profit organizations such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and for the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Mutino currently is in-house legal counsel for the Mindbank Consulting Group, LLC in Reston, Virginia. He is a long time supporter of Amadeus Concerts and resident of Great Falls, Virginia, the community to which Amadeus Concerts traces its origins.
Jillian H. Poole is recently retired CEO of The Fund for Arts and Culture, which she founded in 1991. She has a broad background in institutional development and management, having served a range of non-profit organizations. Her experience also includes journalism, corporate/government liaison and public relations. For twenty years she was responsible for planning and executing all the development programs of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, America’s National Cultural Center, a responsibility that ultimately included its partner, The National Symphony Orchestra. She was Adjunct Professor of Arts Management in the graduate school of American University for sixteen years. She has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations including those in media and public service. Her trusteeships included The North Carolina School for the Arts, The George Mason University Foundation, The National Building Museum, and theater, music and dance companies. She has a B.A.in Diplomatic History from George Washington University and an MA in English from George Mason University. She has received national awards for her work in the non-profit field.
Upon receiving his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., Ghazali Raheem joined the World Bank as an information analyst. As a lead Specialist in Monitoring and Evaluation for the Africa Region of the World Bank, Mr. Raheem worked on a number of projects in over 20 countries (traveling to Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Malawi Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, amongst others) establishing project monitoring systems in Government agencies.
Mr. Raheem was responsible for introducing concepts of Knowledge Management to World Bank operations. Given his operational experience and his technology background he worked to bring knowledge management to operations in Africa. He left the World Bank in 1998. Launching his own consulting firm in 2000, primarily working with the Food And Agriculture Organization in Rome, Mr. Raheem continued to work on community development projects in a number of South Asian Countries.
As a native of Sri Lanka, he has traveled extensively to Bhutan, Afghanistan Bangladesh India and Sri Lanka to work on smaller projects helping poor communities design and build agriculture centers, rural development centers, rural roads, health centers, and water supply systems. He retired in 2009.
Ed Rothschild is a principal at the Podesta Group, a well-known DC government and public relations firm. He devises and executes public relations strategies for a variety of the firm’s clients, particularly those engaged in renewable energy. These include companies, trade associations and nonprofit advocacy groups. Prior to this, he served as executive director of the American Gas Association, energy policy director and public affairs director of Citizen Action, and legislative assistant on energy issues for Senator James Abourezk of South Dakota. He and his wife have lived in McLean for 39 years; during that time he has done PR work for PTA boards at several county schools. In addition, he has coached basketball teams on which his son and daughter played.
William “Joe” Smart
Joe Smart develops practical and achievable planning strategies based on his clients’ savings and investment needs. He believes in developing long term relationships with his clients which are based on trust and clear lines of communication. Individually tailored plans are developed which address issues such as retirement planning, wealth preservation, debt management, estate planning and education needs. Mr. Smart has been an investor since he was ten years old, and it is his passion.
Mr. Smart is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC with a major in International Studies and Economics. He started his financial services career with Morgan Stanley in 1987. He maintains has Series 7, Series 65 and Series 31 licenses and a life insurance license.
Born in France, Mr. Smart has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and South America and has family in California and Alabama. He currently lives in McLean, VA with his wife Anna and his three sons: Cotter, Owen & Sam. He enjoys traveling with his family. He is also active in the community and has assisted the Democratic Party and coached soccer. He is also a dedicated fan of classical music.
Seth Arenstein (Advisor to the Board)
Seth Arenstein was a founding board member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, serving that group for nearly twenty-five years. He also was a board member of the Washington Conservatory of Music for nearly fifteen years. Mr. Arenstein held officer positions on both boards, including Chairman.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Arenstein earned an M.A. from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University. As an undergraduate, he matriculated at The University of Manchester (U.K.). During graduate studies, he earned a diploma in International Relations at The Bologna Center of The Johns Hopkins University in Italy.
An award-winning journalist, Mr. Arenstein currently is a television critic, contributing weekly columns to CableFAX Daily, as well as periodic blogs at cablefax.com. A member of the Television Critics Association (TCA), he reports from Hollywood twice yearly. In addition, he freelances as a journalist, editor, grant writer and speechwriter. He is a Consulting Senior Advisor at Plexus Consulting Group, LLC, of Washington, D.C., specializing in New Media, Media and Strategic Communications.
Arenstein spent more than twenty years in Media, including 15 years with Phillips Publishing International and more than ten as Assistant Vice President and Editorial Director of Access Intelligence, LLC, an integrated Media and Events company based in Rockville, MD, which succeeded Phillips. He was Access Intelligence’s most-awarded journalist.
In his spare time, Seth Arenstein plays trumpet in the Washington Conservatory of Music Orchestra and in jazz combos. He studies and performs at the Washington Improv Theater (WIT). Arenstein does lighting and sound for numerous WIT shows at the Source Theater in Washington, D.C.
Jamie Kim (Executive Administrator)
Jamie is a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia and an alumna of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She is an active musician, serving as a rehearsal pianist, accompanist, and piano and flute teacher. She interned with William Parker Music as a social media specialist and with Carl Fischer Music Publishing in New York City, concentrating on databases and licensing. She is also active in the Korean-American community in the Washington DC area.