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Destination DC Board of Directors 2024

CHAIRPERSON:
Meade Atkeson, Sonesta Hotels, Area GM, Washington, DC*

VICE CHAIR:Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Smithsonian Institution

 

TREASURER:
Clarence Anthony – CEO & Executive Director, National League of Cities*

 

SECRETARY:
Matt Felix, General Manager, JW Marriott Washington, D.C.*

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON:
Stacy Smith, General Manager, Hyatt Place DC/White House*

 

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

 

BOARD MEMBERS:Nina Albert, Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development  
Mike Anderson, General Manager, Canopy by Hilton Washington, DC/The Wharf*  
Amy Austin, President and CEO, theatreWashington  
Meade Atkeson, Sonesta Hotels, Area GM, Washington, DC  
Jason Berry, Founder & Principal, Knead Hospitality*  
Paul J. Cohn, Chairman, O Street Museum  
Gavin Coleman, Partner, Long Shot Hospitality & The Dubliner*  
Angie Gates, President & CEO, Events DC  
Diane Gross, Owner, Cork Wine Bar & Market*  
Tara Higgins, President, Hargrove – SVP, Commercial, Encore  
Kori Johnson, General Manager, The Westin Washington, DC Downtown  
Danita Johnson, President, Business Operations, D.C. United  
David Kasprzyk, General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton  
Solomon Keene, Jr., President, Hotel Association of Washington DC  
Nancy Koide, Co-Owner, Chattabot.ai*  
Evan Koppel, Regional Director, United Airlines  
Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer, Smithsonian Institution  
Emeka Moneme, President, Capitol Riverfront BID  
Carmen Pigler, Associate Treasurer, Debt & Grants Management, Office of Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance & Treasury*  
Mark Roche-Garland, General Manager, Omni Shoreham  
John Snedden, Owner, Rocklands BBQ & Grilling Company  
Shawn Townsend, President & CEO, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington  
Chryssa Westerlund, Chief Revenue Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority  
Donna Westmoreland, Chief Operating Officer, I.M.P., Inc.  
Darien Wright, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, National Geographic  

*Indicates a member of Destination DC Executive Committee