Gail Berry West is the former Director of the Washington Office of Armstrong World Industries. She was the Executive Director of Government Affairs at Bell Communications Research; an attorney with AT&T and IBM; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; Staff Assistant to the Special Assistant to the President; and Special Assistant to the Secretary of HUD. Mrs. West is the Vice Regent of the District of Columbia to the Ladies of Mount Vernon and sits on the Boards of the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.; the White House Historical Association and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Hillwood and THIS For Diplomats. She is formerly a member of the Board of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the National Cathedral. She is the wife of Togo D. West, Jr., former Secretary of the Army and of Veterans Affairs. Mrs. West resides in Washington, DC.