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Michelle Olson

Michelle Olson Former Founder/CEO, Michelle du Pont Inc.

Michelle du Pont Olson is a native Washingtonian. She attended Duke University where she received a BA in political science and an MBA in marketing. For a time, she worked for large corporations including RJR Nabisco and Comcast until she started creating her own brand of jewelry, Michelle du Pont Inc. in 1997. Her jewelry line, which she manufactured by hand, branded, and distributed, was sold nationwide at Saks Fifth Avenue stores for over 10 years. The line was also distributed through many boutiques and catalogs, including Bliss and Vivre, and featured in InStyle, Lucky, Grace, and Women's Wear Daily magazines.

In recent years, Michelle has enjoyed being an active board member of the Langley School and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She engages in real estate projects, including renovations, acquisitions, and active investing in the multi-family category. Her charitable interests center around lung cancer research, human trafficking, and elevating women through education. Michelle currently lives in McLean VA with her husband and three daughters.