About Us

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the premier regional business organization representing all industry sectors. Pro-business and non-partisan, the Board of Trade is shaping and advancing our regional economy over the long term, with a focus on improving connectivity and making better use of existing resources. The Board of Trade addresses business concerns that stretch across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, with a priority focus on skilled workforce, enhancing innovation, attracting investment and fostering regional collaboration. This work is backed by a diverse membership, sound research and more than 125 years of experience. 

Staff Directory

Executive Office

Jack McDougle
President & CEO
O - 202.857.5910

Sonya Shackleford
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
O - 202.857.5913

Jessica Sewall
General Manager
O - 202.857.5934

Government Relations

Daniel Flores
Vice President, Regional Government Relations
O - 202.857.5963



Programs & Events

Ashley Balis Desing
Director, Programs & Events
O - 202.857.5920

Najia Hasan
Manager, Programs & Events
O - 202.857.5915


Lindsey Longendyke
Director, Communications
O - 202.857.5923


Kathy McCorkle
O - 202.857.5981



Keely Hertel
Certified Public Accountant
O - 202.857.5948

Other Office Lines

Main - 202.857.5900
Fax - 202.223.2648


George Longwell
Vice President of Engagement
O - 202.857.5960

Lisa Sanders
Director, Member Information Services
O - 202.857.5942

Michael Uminowicz
Assistant, Membership & Accounting
O - 202.857.5962