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Destination DC Board of Directors 2019-2020

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

VICE-CHAIRPERSON:
David Touhey, President of Venues, Monumental Sports & Entertainment*

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

SECRETARY:
Nancy Koide, Co-Owner, Its Hospitality*

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

Michael Akin, President, LINK Strategic Partners*
Clarence Anthony, CEO/Executive Director, National League of Cities
Amy Austin, President and CEO, theatreWashington
Meade Atkeson, General Manager, W Hotel*
Ron Bracco, Vice President of Events, Hargrove, Inc.*
Gregory Casten, Partner/Dir. of Ops., Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place
Paul J. Cohn, Chairman, O Street Museum
Nate Cruz, Associate Treasurer, Economic Development Finance, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance and 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)
Matt Felix, General Manager of Renaissance,  Washington, DC Downtown Hotel*
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
Evan Koppel, Regional Director, United Airlines*
James MacGregor, Publisher, Washington Business Journal
Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary Communications and External Affairs, Smithsonian Institution
Steve Moore, Executive Director of Southwest Business Improvement District
David Moran, Area Director of Operations, Clyde’s Restaurant Group*
Gregory A. O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC*
Barbara Richardson, Executive Vice President of External Relations, WMATA/Metro
Mark Roche-Garland, General Manager, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Steve Shulman, Executive Director, Cultural Tourism DC
Stacy Smith, General Manager, Hyatt Place Washington, DC/National Mall
Sheri Swain, Holiday Inn Capitol*
Jessica Wasserman, Partner, Greenspoon Marder LLP

*Indicates a member of Destination DC Executive Committee