Kay Kendall is the Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the arts agency of the District of Columbia. Kendall brings more than four decades of arts, education and community outreach experience and leadership to this vital post. She was a 25-year board member of the Washington Ballet, including eight years as its chair, and is currently on the boards of CityDance and THEARC. As the founder of Kendall+Associates in 2008, she is a consultant on fundraising and non-profit board governance, helping community groups build leadership and organizational structure. Since coming to Washington in 1977, Kendall has also been involved with the Maret School, the Kingsbury Center, Ashoka International and Children's Hospital.
A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Kendall earned a BA in English from Hollins College (now Hollins University) and worked as a teacher, librarian and social worker before coming to Washington.