We know Washington, DC

The team at the Washington DC Economic Partnership is a collaboration of experts, analysts, and communicators.

With a top tier leadership panel that directly communicates between the private and public sectors to economic data analysts and researchers, and communications and business development professionals, WDCEP’s established team provides a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and network in the field of economic development in Washington, DC.

Interested in joining the WDCEP team?

Executive Leadership

Keith Sellars

President & CEO

(202) 661-8670 |

Mr. Sellars has successfully led initiatives to attract national and local retailers to Washington, DC including Target, Best Buy, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, Apple, Whole Foods and Costco. He has also played a significant role in developing structures to make WDCEP a successful organization.

Chad Shuskey

Senior Vice President, Research & Visual Communications

(202) 661-8674 |

Mr. Shuskey is instrumental in positioning the organization as an information clearinghouse and a leader in research on real estate development and construction activity in Washington, DC.

Partnership & Business Development

Damelia Shaw

Director, Business Development & Event Marketing

(202) 661-8675 |

Ms. Shaw brings more than 10 years of experience in business development, sponsor activation, partner development, and marketing and event planning to WDCEP.

Stevi Robinson

Business Development Specialist

(202) 661-8674 |

Ms. Robinson’s role with WDCEP is to increase corporate outreach, enhance public private partnerships, execute business development strategy, and increase revenues for the WDCEP.

Office Attraction & Neighborhood Development

Christopher Ahn

Executive Vice President, Government & Corporate Affairs

(202) 661-8672 |

Mr. Ahn serves as the primary point of contact for office and corporate development in the District. His responsibilities include developing tailored value-add services positioned to serve at the intersection of several factions of government.

Derek Ford

Senior Vice President, Emerging and Underserved Neighborhoods

(202) 661-8673 |

Mr. Ford is responsible for attracting and creating retail and commercial development opportunities and to stimulate economic growth for District neighborhoods.

Business Attraction & Technology

Tiffany Thacker

Director, Business Attraction, Technology & Innovation

(202) 661-8678 |

Ms. Thacker manages and leads the ventor/mentor program, Accelerate DC, and the District’s technology business growth initiatives under the Digital DC platform. She also leads the programming of Washington, DC’s presence at SXSW each March.

Erica Moore

Program Associate, Technology & Entrepreneurship

(202) 661-8693 |

Mrs. Moore focuses on managing the daily operations and long-term development of WDCEP’s technology startup mentoring program, the Accelerate DC Venture Mentoring Service.

Retail Attraction

Stanley Augustin

Manager, Small Business & Retail Attraction

(202) 661-8688 |

Mr. Augustin manages Entrepreneur Road Map's Monthly Speaker Series as well as WDCEP's small business, start up retail, and entrepreneur resources.

Marketing & Communications

Julie Y. Weber

Director, Marketing

(202) 661-8679 |

Ms. Weber leads the evaluation, development, management, and execution of WDCEP’s marketing and communications strategies to position Washington, DC as the best place to do business.

Galen Lawson

Graphic Designer

(202) 661-8677 |

Mr. Lawson is the WDCEP’s in-house graphic designer responsible for the design of the organization’s campaigns, publications, digital assets, and maintaining the overall visual brand of the organization.

Data & Research

Bennett Garner

Research Analyst

(202) 661-8683 |

Mr. Garner is responsible for the WDCEP’s proprietary real estate databases. He conducts outreach among the WDCEP’s network of partners to bolster the quantity and accuracy of District-wide real estate and business data.

Operations & Administration

Renee Killian

Manager of Operations

(202) 661-8676 |

Ms. Killian is responsible for directing and managing the organization’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements, payroll systems and processes, and ongoing financial modeling and reporting.

Pashara Black

Administrative Associate

(202) 661-8670 |

Ms. Black oversees the day-to-day office operations at WDCEP and supports the President & CEO.