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Linette S. Hwu

By Wes Calkin

Linette S. Hwu (she/her/hers) is the Board President at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, where she has been on the board since 2005. As Board President, she has overseen the company’s most recent strategic planning process, its historic transition from Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Howard Shalwitz to new Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes, and its selection of new Managing Director Emika Abe. Ms. Hwu graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and German Studies, and received her Juris Doctor with honors from The University of Chicago Law School. After spending 20 years as an in-house lawyer in the cable industry, she is now teaching yoga and consulting with nonprofits.