2023 Board of Directors

The individuals listed below serve on our 2023 Board of Directors. Board members contribute to the Board of Trade’s success in several ways: they weigh in on strategic decisions; assist with the recruitment, retention, and on-boarding process of members; lend resources and make connections to bring projects closer to their goals; attend and support board meetings and other Board of Trade events throughout the year.

Scott Frisch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, AARP

Marty Rodgers, Market Unit Lead – South & Metro Washington DC Office, Accenture (Secretary)

Tony Pierce, Partner in Charge, Washington Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

John Dancy, Global Head, Professional Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Evan Kraus, President & Managing Director of Operations, APCO Worldwide

Denis Dunn, President, AT&T Washington, DC, Maryland, & Delaware, AT&T

Adam Ostrach, Regional President, Greater Washington/Baltimore Region, Atlantic Union Bank

Monica Dalwadi, Managing Partner – D.C. Metro Region, Baker Tilly

Derrick Perkins, Senior Vice President/Market Executive, Bank of America

Bill Eisig, Regional Managing Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Jay Farrar, Manager, Washington Office, Bechtel

Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer, BWI Marshall Airport

Ken Wiseman, Design Principal, CannonDesign

Radha Muthiah, President & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area Food Bank

Bryan Pynchon, Senior Vice President, Group Manager Mid-Atlantic Middle Market Bank, Capital One Bank

Brian Pieninck, CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Brad Flickinger, Senior Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, CBRE, Inc.

Kurt Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Medical Center

Jay Grauberger, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Clark Construction Group, LLC

Misty Allen, Region Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs| Community Impact, Comcast

Andrew Flagel, President and CEO, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Betsy Lewis, Partner, Cooley LLP

Karmen Rajamani, Vice President, Government Affairs, Crown Castle

Brian McVay, Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Jeremy Blank, Greater Washington Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP (Assistant Treasurer)

Mike Policicchio, Partner, EY

Caleb Vuljanic, Office Managing Partner, FORVIS

Dirk Haire, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Steve Proctor, President and Chief Executive Officer, G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc. (Chair-elect)

Diane Hoskins, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Gensler

Ajay Vinzé, Dean, School of Business, George Mason University, School of Business

Dave Green, CFO, Georgetown University

Catherine Meloy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Greg Wallig, MetroDC-Arlington Managing Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

Jack McDougle, President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade

Courtney Spaeth, Chief Executive Officer, growth[period]

Cary Hatch, Managing Director, Hart MDB

David Whitestone, Executive Partner, Washington DC, Holland & Knight LLP

Michelle Dandeneau, Managing Director, JLL

Ed Grenier, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., Kaiser Permanente

Lorraine Lavet, Senior Client Partner, Northern Virginia, Korn/Ferry International

Tim Gillis, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Area, KPMG LLP

Michael Akin, President, LINK Strategic Partners

Cecilia Hodges, Regional President, Greater Washington, M&T Bank (Treasurer)

Patti Steis, Managing Director, Head of Office, Marsh, Inc.

Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University

Jack White, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Nora Gardner, Managing Partner, Washington D.C., McKinsey & Company (Assistant Secretary)

Ken Samet, President & CEO, MedStar Health

Jack Potter, President & CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Clark Mercer, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG)

Melonie Johnson, President and COO, MGM Resorts International

John Stalfort, Managing Principal, Washington DC Office, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. (General Counsel)

Tyler Anthony, President and CEO, Pepco Holdings

Jermaine Johnson, Regional President, Greater Washington, PNC Bank (Chair)

Naomi Wolak, Lead Managing Director/DC Office, Protiviti

Kevin Smithson, Washington DC Metro Office Managing Partner, PwC

Steve Heger, Executive Vice President, Raffa Financial Services, Inc.

Linda Rabbitt, Founder, Chairman of the Board, rand* construction corporation

Susan Lacz, Principal and CEO, Ridgewells

Beth Johnson, Founder and CEO, RP3 Agency

Ernie Jarvis, Vice Chairman, Savills North America

Dave Dacquino, Chairman of the Board, Serco, Inc.

Dale Kopnitsky, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc.

Terry Kenny, Market President for Metro DC Baltimore and DE Region, TD Bank

Anuj Mehrotra, Dean of the GW School of Business, The George Washington University

Lyles Carr, Senior Vice President, The McCormick Group, Inc.

Ethan Selzer, Vice President, Client Solutions, The Washington Post

Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University

Evelyn Lee, Regional President, Greater Washington Region, Truist (Assistant Treasurer)

Michele Blackwell, Public Policy Manager, Mid-Atlantic, Uber Technologies, Inc.

Joe Ochipinti, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc, United Healthcare

Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way of The National Capital Area

Darryll Pines, President, University of Maryland, College Park

Mario Acosta-Velez, Vice President – Local Engagement Corporate Social Responsibility & Public Policy, Verizon

Alex Orfinger, Publisher and Market President, Washington Business Journal

Mike Carney, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Washington Nationals Baseball Club (MLB)

Tara Handforth, Division Executive, Mid-Atlantic Region, Wells Fargo

Jim Cornelsen, Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Region, WesBanco

Corby Lawrence, Partner & CEO, Western Transportation Group

Blue Jenkins, President, WGL

Randy Clarke, General Manager and CEO, WMATA-Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Anthony Pierce, Partner in Charge, Washington DC Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

John Kane, Managing Partner, ATON Strategies, LLC.

Keith Hennessey, Chief Financial Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc.

Kim Horn, Executive Vice President, Group President, Markets Outside California, Kaiser Permanente

James Dyke, Senior Advisor, State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

David Velazquez, Executive Vice President, Utility Operations, Exelon Corporation (Pepco Holdings)

Linda Rabbit, Chairman of the Board, rand* construction corporation

Samuel Schreiber, Senior Advisor, Trustar Bank

Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way National Capital Area

Anthony Lewis, Region Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon Communications

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