Leaders of our city’s business community

Our twelve-member Board of Directors is appointed by the mayor, and with the exception of three ex-officio members, confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia.  The Board members, who serve staggered four-year terms, represent specific business segments of the community. The Board meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW); for date or time changes for individual meetings, please see our Notice of Public Meetings.
 
Max Brown
CEO, Group 360, LLC

Chairman, Board of Directors
Co-Chairman, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee
Member, Operations Committee
Member, Finance Committee

Jay Haddock Ortiz
Principal
Absolute Hospitality


Chairman, Operations Committee
Member, Finance Committee

 
Denise Rolark Barnes
Publisher
The Washington Informer

 
Secretary, Board of Directors
Member, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee
 


Linda Greenan
External Relations Manager
Pepco


Treasurer, Board of Directors
Member, Finance Committee

John Boardman
Executive Vice President
UNITE HERE Local 25


Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Co-Chairman, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee
Member, Operations Committee

Alan Bubes

Member, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee

Jeffrey S. DeWitt*

Chief Financial Officer
Government of the District of Columbia


Chairman, Finance Committee
Member, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee

Cherrie Doggett
President
Doggett Enterprises, Inc.


Member, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee
Member, Finance Committee

Solomon Keene*
President
Hotel Association of Washington, DC


Member, Operations Committee

Brian Kenner
Economic Development
Amazon


 
George "Ty" Simpson
President
Spectrum Management

Member, Strategic Initiatives and Sports and Entertainment Committee

* Denotes ex-officio members