2019-2020 Board of Directors

Ryan Michael Hayes is passionate about the arts and has been intimately involved in numerous arenas of the performing arts world. His wide breadth of professional experience serves as a fuel for this passion. This includes ventures in the corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic spheres. Currently, Ryan serves as the head of marketing events for Covington & Burling. Previously Ryan served as Director of Events for RedPeg Marketing and the Executive Producer of Chance for Life, a dynamic charity benefit for pediatric cancer research held at MGM National Harbor. In just four years, he raised over $5.1 million to benefit Children’s National Hospital Foundation. With 15+ years of experience in sales, public relations, marketing, and event planning as a spark, Ryan relentlessly searches for explosive solutions to foster deep engagement within thriving arts communities. Ryan is a proud graduate of American University, where he was the founder of the AU in Motion dance company and recipient of the prestigious Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award (no relation) for his significant contributions to the university through the arts.