Steering Committee


George Vradenburg

George VradenburgGeorge Vradenburg is President of the Vradenburg Foundation.

Prior to December 2003, Mr. Vradenburg was Strategic Advisor, AOL Time Warner. Mr. Vradenburg joined America Online as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in early 1997 and in 1999 was named Senior Vice President for Global and Strategic Policy. In January 2001, Mr. Vradenburg was named Executive Vice President for Global and Strategic Policy for AOL Time Warner. In these roles, Mr. Vradenburg set the Company’s strategy to create a policy framework for the Internet and media designed to cultivate the Internet’s global economic, social and civic contribution.

Prior to joining America Online, Mr. Vradenburg served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CBS Inc., and as Executive Vice President of Fox, Inc. He also served as a senior partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and as co-chair of its Entertainment & Media Practice Group.

Mr. Vradenburg is a member of the Private Sector Senior Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory Council; and he has also chaired business and nonprofit Task Forces on Emergency Preparedness for the Greater Washington Region.  Mr. Vradenburg serves as Chairman of The Phillips Collection (the nation’s first modern art museum), The Potomac Conference (a regional leadership organization of the business, civic and public sectors) and the Alliance for Regional Stewardship (a national nonprofit committed to more effective regional decision-making). Mr. Vradenburg also serves as vice chair of the INOVA Health System Foundation and the DC Education Compact. He serves on the board of Human Rights First, The Greater Washington Board of Trade, The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region, the Survivors’ Fund (for the families of 9/11 victims at the Pentagon) andthe Washington Scholarship Fund.  With his wife Trish, Mr. Vradenburg co-chairs the National Alzheimer’s Gala in Washington DC and publishes Tikkun Magazine (a Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture & Society).

In recognition of his community service, Mr. Vradenburg has received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award, the Golden Links Award from the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Bridge Builders Award from the Partners for Livable Communities.

Mr. Vradenburg received his B.A. from Oberlin College magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His wife Trish is a TV sitcom writer, a playwright, book author and magazine and newspaper columnist; his daughter Alissa is a Talent Manager in Los Angeles, and his son Tyler is a teacher and football coach in Chicago.