The Loudoun CEO Cabinet

Mission Statement

The mission of the Loudoun CEO Cabinet is to help make Loudoun a great place to live, work, and play. The Cabinet’s long-term objective is to contribute to making Loudoun one of the best places in the world to locate a business.

To achieve its purpose, Cabinet members work together to enhance the community’s economy and foster its quality of life by:

  • Providing a forum for Executives to interact with one another and with subject matter experts to discuss issues of importance to their business in Loudoun County.
  • Performing community outreach by providing resources to support key causes and by networking within the business community.
  • Providing Strategic Vision within the business community and Loudoun as a whole.  Through these activities, the CEO Cabinet aims to provide a greater sense of community stability and achieve results that benefit Loudoun and build stakeholder value over the long run.

Loudoun CEO Cabinet, 2023 Chair, Caleb Schutz, CEO, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

With more than 25 years of years of experience, Caleb Schutz is an innovator and thought leader in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. In his current role as CEO of Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, he is using unique strategies to revitalize the property and to give a 360-degree view of its history. Caleb has employed this same strategic thinking in his prior positions as President of the National Geographic Society’s, The JASON Project, Corporate Vice-President and President of the MCI Foundation, and Program Director at IBM.

In his tenure at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Caleb is developing and implementing strategies to give visitors world-class experiences in conservation, history, research, and education. Oatlands has a focus on understanding its history in order to inform and help build a better future. The property spanning 400 acres includes 20 historic structures, a 4.5-acre English garden and 8 miles of walking and equestrian trails. In tandem with maintaining, preserving, and improving these resources Caleb is implementing strategies to make the property financially self-sustaining.

His research and work on various aspects of educational innovation and corporate social responsibility have been widely published.  Caleb has served in leadership roles in a variety of professional organizations including The Conference Board, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), Boston College, Center for Corporate Community Relations, Council on Foundations, John Hopkins University, and worked with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce to develop the Senior Leadership Council, which merged with and became the CEO Cabinet.

Caleb holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

2023 Vice Chair, Loudoun CEO Cabinet: Mitra Setayesh, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, ION International Training Center

Mitra Setayesh has more than twenty-five years’ experience in various business leadership positions in the US and Europe.  Ms. Setayesh and her husband Luiz Taifas, planned, and founded Ion International Training Center. Up until recently, Mitra owned and headed MS Consulting Group, a full-service marketing and advertising agency. MS Consulting Group’s over 50 clients ranged from small businesses to big corporations such as Pepco, Giant Food, PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), etc., all attesting to her track record of increasing revenue and efficiency, while solving team conflicts and improving overall financial health of the organization. Prior to that, she served in many leadership roles in various industries, training sales teams coast to coast, turning companies around, and preparing and facilitating many for mergers and/or acquisitions. She has helped start and run 27 companies, 3 of which were her own.

Mitra brings a wealth of experience and expertise to any team she joins, and has a knack for spotting talent and potential, within the team members. She is a good mentor and strongly believes in gratitude, humility and giving back.

She received her graduate degrees from University of Lausanne, Switzerland and did her Ph.D. work in Psycho-Linguistics at The Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

The CEO Cabinet is a membership organization comprised of a select group of CEOs, Presidents or other key organizational leaders from Loudoun County’s top corporations, private firms, nonprofit organizations, and government institutions.

For more information about joining the Loudoun CEO Cabinet, please contact Chamber Staff member Dipti Rach,