Board of Directors


Mike O’Hara


Richard Lake


Executive Committee

Derek Ford

President & CEO

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Derek Ford serves as the Partnership’s President & CEO, where he creates, defines, and executes strategic vision for emerging neighborhoods in the District.

He also serves as a liaison between WDCEP, DMPED, and the business and entrepreneurial communities. Previously, Mr Ford was Chairman of the DC Housing Finance Agency and a lobbyist/consultant for companies doing business in DC. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of: Community Family Life Services, African American Real Estate Professionals, NC A&T State University Board of Visitors, and the DC Democratic State Committee.

Olivia Byrne


David Hargadon


Board Of Directors

Joseph Askew

Vice President, Government Relations

Jack Boarman

Founder & CEO

Kristina Bouweiri

President & CEO

Dan Carr

Regional Vice President

Wendy Freeman Carr

Managing Director

Anita Cozart


Colette Dafoe

DC Office Managing Partner

Jennifer Eugene

Sr. Manager, Account Sales and Emerging Technologies

Aileen Fuchs

Executive Director

Angie M. Gates

President & CEO

David Germakian

Managing Director

Brian J. Hanlon


Roslyn Hopkins-Fernandes

Director of Account Management, Major Accounts & Public Sector Markets

Stanley Jackson

President & CEO

James Kelly

Senior Vice President, Development

James Lerner


Everett Lott

Vice President of Federal, State, and Local Affairs

Valencia McClure

Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs and Pepco Region President

Omar McIntosh

Executive Vice President

Michael McPhillips

Vice President of Business Solutions

Stephen Miller

Interim Chief Technology Officer at the Office

Kristina Noell

Executive Director

Altmann R. Pannell

Director of Government Relations

Hailey Patel

Senior Account Director

William Rich


Kenyattah Robinson

President & CEO

Tara Scanlon

Partner | Practice Group Leader

Shawn Seaman

President | Hoffman & Associates

Rosemary Suggs-Evans

Acting Deputy Director

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