Governance

Serving the District

As the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, Events DC owns and manages some of the most venerated and visited venues across the nation’s capital including: 

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Entertainment and Sports Arena
  • DC Armory
  • The Fields at RFK Campus
  • Festival Grounds at RFK Campus
  • Skate Park at RFK Campus
  • Nationals Park
  • Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
  • Gateway DC
  • R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

Events DC is an economic force for the hospitality and tourism industry in the District, driving investment and growth, innovation and community benefits through hosting athletic, entertainment, cultural and corporate events at its properties. In fact, the Convention Center alone generates over $400 million in income annually for the city.

 

Board of Directors

Leaders of our city’s business community

Our twelve-member Board of Directors is composed of local leaders from the District’s business community who are 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.

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Max Brown

CEO, Group 360, LLC

Chairman, Board of Directors

Co-Chairman, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

Member, Operations Committee

Member, Community Grants & Engagement Committee

Member, Finance Committee

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John Boardman

Executive Vice President, UNITE HERE Local 25

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Co-Chairman, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

Member, Operations Committee

 

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Denise Rolark Barnes

Publisher, The Washington Informer

Secretary, Board of Directors

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

Member, Community Grants & Engagement Committee 

 

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Cherrie Doggett

President, Doggett Enterprises, Inc.

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Community Grants & Engagement Committee

 

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Alan Bubes

DC Businessman, Sports Related Affiliations

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

Member, Community Grants & Engagement Committee

Dr. Fitzroy Lee

Dr. Fitzroy Lee

Chief Financial Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

Chairman, Finance Committee

 

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John Falcicchio*

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Government of the District of Columbia

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

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Linda Greenan

External Affairs Manager, Pepco

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Operations Committee

 

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Jay Haddock Ortiz

Principal, Absolute Hospitality

Chairman, Operations Committee

Member, Finance Committee

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Solomon Keene*

President & CEO, Hotel Association of Washington, DC

Member, Operations Committee

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Brian Kenner

Economic Development, Amazon

Member, Community Grants & Engagement Committee

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

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George T. Simpson

President, Spectrum Management

Chairman, Community Grants & Engagement Committee

Member, Strategic Initiatives & Sports/Entertainment Committee

* Denotes ex-officio members

Financial Disclosures

Committed to an open information city

Events DC is a part of the Washington, DC community. As a service to this community, we provide Financial Disclosures for reference.

 

Annual Reports with Audited Financial Statements

Notice of Public Meetings

Notice of Public Meetings

The Board of Directors of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority (t/a Events DC), in accordance with the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act of 1973, D.C. Official Code §1-207.42 (2006 Repl., 2011 Supp.), and the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act of 1968, as amended by the Open Meetings Amendment Act of 2010, D.C. Official Code §2-576(5) (2011 Repl., 2011 Supp.), hereby gives notice that it has scheduled the following meetings for 2021: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14, November 10 and December 9. Meetings will take place virtually, beginning at 10 a.m. To access the meetings, please use: https://eventsdc.zoom.us/j/97436432405?pwd=ZjMwekNtOVoxYXJYbURnaFRreG42QT09; Dial-In Number: 301-715-8592 ; Webinar ID: 974 3643 2405.  The Board’s agenda includes reports from its Standing Committees.  For additional information, please contact Sheila Miller at smiller@eventsdc.com. (Posted December 10, 2020)