Our Team

Customer Service Champions

Making amazing events happen takes an amazing team.

All of us at Events DC are dedicated to raising the bar when it comes to events that showcase the unique culture and diversity of the District. Whether we’re creating conventions and meetings, sports and entertainment, or special events, each one of our innovative team members is committed to delivering unforgettable experiences that engage, excite and entertain our clients and visitors. 

As the official conventions and sports authority in the nation’s capital, our promise is to:

  • Make It Seamless - We ensure the process will be as smooth as possible for you.
  • Deliver Customized Service - We work with the industry’s top professionals who will deliver unparalleled service.
  • Create and Inspire - We focus on the details to give guests experiences worth raving about. 

And with every interaction with any member of our team, you’ll always find respect, professionalism, communication, teamwork, and accountability at the heart of our work.

Executive Team

Gregory A. O'Dell

Gregory A. O'Dell

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Conventions & Meetings,

Ralph Morton

Ralph Morton

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment,
Henry W. Mosley, CPA

Henry W. Mosley, CPA

Chief Financial Officer,
Chinyere Hubbard Headshot

Chinyere Hubbard

Vice President, Communications and Marketing,
Misty Johnson Oratokhai

Misty Johnson Oratokhai

Chief Administrative Officer,
Rob Stowe

Rob Stowe

Vice President, Development and Strategic Initiatives,
Jinhee Kim Headshot

Jinhee Kim

Chief Creative Officer,

Conventions & Meetings Team

Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Conventions & Meetings

Linda G. Erickson

Vice President, Sales

Dennis Carew

Director, National Accounts

Donna Thornton

Senior Sales Manager
Convention Services

Stacey Knoppel

Director, Convention Management

Arlene Noyes, CMP

Associate Director of Convention Management

Nigel Marshall

Associate Director of Convention Management

Andrea Taylor, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Malori Rhones

Senior Event Manager

Paula Hagan, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Asheley (Ash) Tetteh, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Aymen Al-Ani, CGMP

Event Manager

Kelly Vickers

Event Manager

Robert (Bob) Phillips

Event Manager

Jennifer Bond, CMP, CMM

Event Manager

Joe Greene

Production Services Manager

Jill Davidson

Event Manager
Communications & Marketing

Chinyere Hubbard

Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Public Safety

Gerald Wilson

Vice President, Public Safety

Patricia Kearney

Manager, Support Services
Facility Operations/Meeting Services

Hootan Kaboli

Vice President, Facility Operations & Services

Steven Tiller

Director, Facility Operations and Services

Patrick Strickland

Manager, Building Services

William Smith

Director, Meeting Services

Sports & Entertainment Team

Ralph Morton

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment
Business Development

Lawrence Hamm

Senior Director, Business Development

Pete Kirschner

Senior Director, Business Development
Sports & Entertainment Booking

Paul David Snell

Director of Sports & Entertainment Booking

Shiron Pratt

Senior Coordinator
RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Michael Cerha

Vice President, RFK Campus

Ricardo Durham

Facilities Services Manager, RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Stephanie Onwubere

Senior Event Manager, RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Charlotte Austin

Event Manager, RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Ronda Houston

Assistant Ticketing Manager
Entertainment and Sports Arena Campus

Candace G. Johnson, CMP

Vice President, St. Elizabeths Campus

Eric L. Smith

Manager, Event Operations, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Erick McNair

Manager, Event Services, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Harold Scott Jr.

Manager, Security Services, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Marjon WolfeTicketing Manager

Ticketing Manager

Patrick Landers

Facilities Manager, Entertainment And Sports Arena

Symone Audain

Event Manager, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Patrick Shannon

AV Production Manager, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Luis Duarte

Event Manager
Corporate Partnerships

Emily Thornell

Director, Corporate Partnerships

Kevin VanLiew

Manager, Partner Support
Communications & Marketing

Craig Chester

Communications & Marketing Manager

Creative Services

Jinhee Kim

Chief Creative Officer
Program Development & Web Content

Emma Barcklow

Manager, Program Development & Web Content
Production Operations

Jesse Devlin-Whitworth

Manager, Production Operations

Service Partners

Projection Presentation Technologies (Audio/Visual)

Maceo Jones

Director of Audio Visual & Production
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Calvin Johnson

Managing Director
Digital Signage

St. Elmo Crawford

Electrical and Plumbing (Hi-Tech Electric)

Kathy Simon

Director, Exhibition Services
Food and Beverage (Aramark)

Lauren Noweck

Director of Sales, Convention Center and Entertainment and Sports Arena
Internet and Telephone (Smart City Washington)

Jim Erickson

General Manager