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Destination DC Board of Directors 2020-2021

CHAIRPERSON:
Stacy Smith, General Manager, Hyatt Place Washington, DC/National Mall*

VICE-CHAIRPERSON:
Ron Bracco, Vice President of Events, Hargrove, Inc.*​

TREASURER:
Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary Communications and External Affairs, Smithsonian Institution​*

SECRETARY:
Mark Roche-Garland, General Manager, Omni Shoreham Hotel*

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON:
Nizam Ali, Co-owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl/Ben’s Next Door*

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

BOARD MEMBERS:
Michael Akin, President, LINK Strategic Partners*
Mike Anderson, General Manager, Canopy by Hilton Washington, DC/The Wharf
Clarence Anthony, CEO/Executive Director, National League of Cities
Amy Austin, President and CEO, theatreWashington
Meade Atkeson, General Manager, W Hotel
Gregory Casten, Partner/Dir. of Ops., Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place*
Paul J. Cohn, Chairman, O Street Museum
Carmen Pigler, Associate Treasurer, Debt & Grants Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance & Treasury*
Jerome Davis, Executive Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority*
John P. Drew, President and CEO, Trade Center Management and Associates (A Drew Company)
Stephen Fedorchak, Chairman, The Liberty Tavern Group*
Matt Felix, General Manager of Renaissance,  Washington, DC Downtown Hotel*
Harry Hardy, SVP of Marketing at D.C. United
Charles Hill, General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington DC Convention Center*
Kathy Hollinger, President, Restaurant Assoc. Metro. Washington
Solomon Keene, Jr., President, Hotel Association of Washington DC
Nancy Koide, Co-Owner, Its Hospitality*
Evan Koppel, Regional Director, United Airlines
James MacGregor, Publisher, Washington Business Journal
Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary Communications and External Affairs, Smithsonian Institution*
Gregory A. O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC*
Barbara Richardson, Executive Vice President of External Relations, WMATA/Metro
Kenyattah Robinson, President and CEO of the Mt. Vernon Triangle CID
Laura Schofield, General Manager, Conrad Washington, DC*
Gail Smith-Howard, General Manager, Hyatt Regency
Steve Shulman, Executive Director, Cultural Tourism DC
Jessica Wasserman, Partner, Greenspoon Marder LLP

*Indicates a member of Destination DC Executive Committee