Margaret Vanderhye | BOARD MEMBER

Margaret Vanderhye was the most recent Executive Director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA), a position she was appointed to by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014. During her tenure, she significantly expanded the roles and partnerships for arts therapy and wellness programs at the state and local levels. Prior to leading VCA, she served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2008-2010 representing the 34th District.

Ms. Vanderhye is also an Advisory Council member for Our Military Kids, Inc., an organization that supports the school aged children of National Guard and Reserve personnel deployed in the war on terrorism. Until her 2014 appointment to lead VCA, she served as Vice Chair and Development Co-Chair of the McLean Project for the Arts. She has advocated at the local, state and/or federal levels on behalf of these groups. Ms. Vanderhye also serves on the State Board for UVA’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

Margaret has a degree in political science from Northwestern University and a M.A. in economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She and her husband Robert live in McLean, Virginia and have two grown children.