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Destination DC Board of Directors 2016-2017

CHAIRMAN:
Daniel Nadeau, General Manager, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC*

VICE-CHAIRMAN:
Nizam Ali, General Manager, Ben's Chili Bowl*

TREASURER:
Gregory Casten, Partner/Dir. of Ops., Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place*

SECRETARY:
Gail Smith-Howard, General Manager, Hyatt Regency*

IMMEDIATE PAST-CHAIRMAN:
Mike Dickens, Principal, Hospitality Partners*

PRESIDENT:
Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO, Destination DC*

Michael Akin, President, LINK Strategic Partners*
Amy Austin, President and CEO, theatreWashington
Meade Atkeson, General Manager, W Hotel
Ron Bracco, Vice President of Events, Hargrove, Inc.*
Meg Caulk, Director of External Affairs, National Air and Space Museum
Paul Cohn, Partner, Creative Restaurants LLC (in care of Jarvis Companies)
Jerome Davis, Executive Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority*
John Drew, President & CEO, Ronald Reagan Building
Kathy Faulk, General Manager Omni Shoreham*
Sarah Goss, Senior policy Analyst, DC Gov., Office of the Chief Financial Officer*
Kathy Hollinger, President, Restaurant Assoc. Metro. Washington
Robin-Eve Jasper, President, NoMa BID
Solomon Keene, Jr., President, Hotel Association of Washington DC
Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Government of DC
Nancy Koide, Co-Owner, SEI
Evan Koppel, Regional Director, United Airlines
James MacGregor, Publisher, Washington Business Journal
Stephen Marks, Partner, Bike & Roll Washington DC*
Susan Norton, Vice President, International Relations and Business Development, Cultural Connections, LLC
Gregory A. O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC*
Barbara Richardson, Chief of Staff, WMATA/Metro
Satinder Palta, General Manager, JW Marriott, Washington, DC*
Steve Shulman, Executive Director, Cultural Tourism DC
Steve Smith, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Washington*
John Snedden, Owner, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company*
David Touhey, President of Venues, Monumental Sports & Entertainment*
Jessica Wasserman, Wasserman & Associates

*Indicates a member of Destination DC Executive Committee