Eileen Curtis served for 20 years as Director of Music and Cultural Affairs for WGMS AM-FM, Washington’s classical music station. As the station’s liaison to Embassy Row, she scripted and produced many cultural documentaries, for which she received a Peabody, along with multiple Gabriel and Armstrong Awards and a Silver Medal for the Arts from the Government of Austria.
She enjoyed a second career as President of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she hosted a monthly television program, Circles of Influence. She served as President of the Metropolitan Council of Chamber Executives (representing Virginia, Maryland and D.C.)Her chamber colleagues voted her Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year. Her alma mater Caldwell University presented her with its lifetime achievement award in 2016.
Curtis’ published writings include the cover story for Mid-Atlantic’s Christmas in Washington; a shared centerfold with Andy Rooney on Diversions’ Traveling with Children, her book Chamber Tales, which has found an international audience; and her recent book Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe. She is also a seasoned memoirist and ghost writer, capturing written portraits of people’s fascinating lives.
Curtis trained as a classical musician and holds an M.A. in Musicology from The Catholic University of America. She also holds a certificate from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and an IOM from the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organizational Management. Her hobbies include singing, travel, reading, and bridge. She currently serves as President of the Rotary of Great Falls.
The author resides in Great Falls, Virginia and is married to patent attorney Marshall Curtis. They have three daughters and five grandchildren.