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Destination DC President & CEO Elliott L. Ferguson, II

Elliott L. Ferguson

President & CEO

202-789-7016
Rico Ashab

Rico Ashab

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

202-789-7016
washington dc

John Kim

Chief Financial Officer

202-789-7076
washington dc

Merike Henneman

Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting

202-789-7022
Paul Coombs

Paul Coombs

Staff Accountant

202-789-7084
washington dc

Terri Carter

Senior Human Resources Manager

202-789-7035
Kim Martin, Destination DC

Kim Martin

Payroll & HR Specialist

202-789-7012
Calvin Morgan

Calvin Morgan

Systems Engineer

202-789-7040
Austin Palmer

Austin Palmer

Business Applications Manager

202-789-7007
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David Disspain

Administrative Services Coordinator

202-789-7025
washington dc

Claire Carlin

VP, Partnerships & Alliances

202-789-7048
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Jennifer Rodrigues

Director of Membership

202-789-7054
Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Membership Project Manager

202-789-7080
washington dc

Lisa Waldschmitt

Senior Manager, AEF

202-789-7065
Christen Miller

Christen Miller

Partnerships Manager

202-789-7009
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Bianca Corallo

Membership Associate

202-789-7083
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Zoe Roberts

Membership Associate

202-789-7034
Robin A. McClain

Robin A. McClain

SVP, Marketing & Communications

202-789-7099
Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

Director of Communications

202-789-7046
washington dc

Julie Marshall

Domestic Media Relations Manager

202-789-7072
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Nicole Nussbaum

International Media Relations Manager

202-789-7053
Susan O'Keefe

Susan O'Keefe

Media Relations Manager (Trade)

202-789-7079
Alex Gnafakis

Alex Gnafakis

Creative Director

202-789-7060
Candyce Beatty

Candyce Beatty

Creative Project Manager

202-789-7098
Ethan Sherman

Ethan Sherman

Senior Graphic Designer

202-789-7096
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Huyen Mac

Graphic Designer

202-789-7061
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Robert Urteaga

Videographer & Asset Manager

202-789-7064
Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

Creative Specialist

202-789-7030
Torri Christian

Torri Christian

Associate Director, Marketing

202-789-7047
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Kelly Jiang

Senior Manager, Research

202-789-7058
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Molly Szmak

Marketing Manager

202-789-7095
Andrew O'Connor

Andrew O'Connor

Associate Director, Content Marketing

202-789-7027
Joe Arvis

Joe Arvis

Content Manager

202-789-7069
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Alexandra McGary

Digital Content Manager

202-789-7068
Macy Dolton

Macy Dolton

Content Specialist

202-789-7039
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Kiersten Jefferson

Social Media Manager

202-789-7071
washington dc

Emily Vecchioni

Senior Events Manager

202-789-7074
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Kara Johnson

Events Manager

202-789-7085
Melissa Riley Headshot

Melissa Riley

VP, Convention Sales & Services

202-789-7041
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Bill Adams

Director of Convention Sales

202-789-7075
TIffany Elum

Tiffany Elum

National Account Director

202-789-7011
Nancy Umansky

Nancy Umansky

National Account Director

202-789-7049
Jenna Williams

Jenna Wiese

National Account Director

202-789-7090
Shirley Del Carpio

Shirley Del Carpio

National Account Director

202-789-7042
Kristen Jacob

Kristen Jacob

Sales & Services Data Manager

202-789-7094
Tara Miller

Tara Miller

International Account Director

202-789-7062
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Priscilla Alvarez

Executive Meetings Manager (East)

202-789-7067
Alison Ricketts

Alison Ricketts

Senior Manager, Sales Operations & Data

202-789-7029
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Amity Wood

Exec. Meetings Mgr. (Midwest/West)

202-789-7092
Brandon Murray

Brandon Murray

Convention Sales Manager

202-789-7006
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John Sklencar

Convention Sales Manager

202-789-7055
Jerry Joseph

Jerry Joseph

Meeting Services Manager

202-789-7025
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Shelby Luzzi

Convention Sales Coordinator

202-789-7004
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Cayla Lewis

Convention Sales Assistant

202-789-7005
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Newaye Beyene

Convention Sales Assistant

202-789-7019
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Dianna Waldroup

Director of Convention Services

202-789-7036
Jared Kolleh

Jared Kolleh

Conference Sales Manager

202-789-7082
Eva James

Eva James

Senior Convention Services Manager

202-789-7044
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Elizabeth Sheridan

Convention Services Manager

202-789-7024
April Latimore

April Latimore

Staffing Solutions Manager

202-789-7032
Rachel Bomser

Rachel Bomser

Convention Services Coordinator

202-789-7070
Quincy Li

Quincy Li

Sales and Service Reporting Manager

202-789-7026
washington dc

Theresa Belpulsi

VP, Tourism, Sports & Visitor Services

202-789-7033
Letizia Sirtori

Letizia Sirtori

Director, Tourism Sales

202-789-7008
Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill

Associate Director, Tourism Sales

202-789-7088
washington dc

Chris Thompson

Sports Sales Manager

202-789-7091
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Darren Gan

International Tourism Sales Manager - Asia

202-789-7078
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Erica Riddle

Tourism Project Manager

202-789-7056
Erika Young

Erika Jones

Tourism & Visitor Services Coordinator

202-789-7017
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Jessica Reyes

Visitor Services & Tourism Manager

202-789-7077
Jennifer Upshaw

Jennifer Upshaw

Tourism & Visitor Services Specialist

202-789-7013