Announcing New Director of Marketing and New Director of Business Development and Event Marketing


Julie Y. Weber
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Washington, DC Economic Partnership Announces
New Director of Marketing and New Director of Business Development and Event Marketing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2014) – The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) announces the addition of two directors to its marketing and business development team. Julie Y. Weber joins as its Director of Marketing and Damelia Shaw as its Director of Business Development and Event Marketing. Both new positions to WDCEP, Ms. Weber and Ms. Shaw will be the driving marketing forces behind increasing the overall awareness of WDCEP’s initiatives in the D.C. business community and throughout the country.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Weber and Ms. Shaw join our team at the WDCEP,” says Keith Sellars, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their combined experience in leading marketing, communications, and business development efforts will shed a brighter light on the mission of our organization to make Washington, D.C. the number one place to do business.”

Julie Weber and Damelia Shaw

With more than ten years of marketing and communications experience, Ms. Weber is poised to position Washington, D.C as a top business destination and brings an integral understanding of destination marketing, public relations, and creating and launching communications strategies. Previously serving as the Director of Client Relations at MBOX Communications, Ms. Weber led the communications efforts and managed the public relations and marketing campaigns for an array of clients in the travel, hospitality, and international business industries.

Ms. Shaw, a native Washingtonian, also brings more than ten years of experience in business development, sponsor activation, partner development, marketing, and event planning to the organization. Ms. Shaw joins WDCEP from Destination DC where she served as its Senior Partnerships & Alliances Marketing Manager. In her role, she was responsible for forming national and regional partnerships and worked with organizations including American Express, Amtrak, and Washington Nationals to develop strategic marketing partnerships that aimed to target leisure and convention travelers.

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About Washington, DC Economic Partnership
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote business opportunities throughout the District and enhance the city’s economy through jobs creation, increased tax revenues, retaining existing businesses, and attracting new businesses. WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities through site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, networking and relationship building events, and serves as a one-stop-shop for D.C. economic development information. WDCEP publishes several reports throughout the year including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide, and Neighborhood Profiles. For additional information, please visit


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