Steve Moore Named New President & CEO of the WDCEP

Contact: Raguel Broy Turner
Manager, PR & Communications

Febraury 2, 2006

Washington, D.C.—At a press conference today, Washington, DC Economic Partnership board co-chairs Stanley Jackson, Deputy Mayor for the Office of Planning and Economic Development and Edward Rogers, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP announced the selection of Steve Moore as new President and CEO of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.

Moore was selected from a pool of 17 candidates for the top position. Prior to his new role as President and CEO of WDCEP, Moore served as Deputy Executive Director for the Downtown DC Business Improvement District. There, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the marketing, event planning and retail merchandising of the 140-block area of Downtown DC extending roughly from the White House to the Capitol.

Deputy Mayor Jackson applauded Mr. Moore’s creativity, commitment and energy, stating, “Steve clearly lines up with the WDCEP Board’s vision for the Partnership, he has an impressive record of collaborating both with the District Government and organizations from across the City as well as a strong commitment to the City.  One just needs to hear him talk about his role for the Partnership in marketing the City as a whole to understand our selection of Mr. Moore as the new President and CEO for the Partnership.”

Moore has an extensive background in retail which includes 15 years with The Rouse Company of Columbia Maryland. He directed the strategic planning, marketing and communications for urban projects including, the renowned Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, The Tabor Center in Denver, South Street Seaport in New York City, Pioneer Place in Portland, the Westlake Center in Seattle and the Arizona Center in Phoenix.

Edward Rogers says of Moore, “The Board of Directors of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership is very pleased and excited to have Steve Moore as the organization’s new President and CEO. Since its inception, WDCEP has played a key role in advancing economic development in the District, through its many successes in attracting new retailers and other businesses to our city, acting as a clearinghouse for demographic and development information necessary to attract new business, and creating a true public/private partnership to advance business attraction and retention. With his experience in the private and public sectors, his innovative vision for the organization, and his knowledge of and devotion to the District, Steve Moore is the right person to lead WDCEP as we advance our mission of bringing new economic development to all parts of our city. We welcome Steve to the organization.”

Moore is a member of the International Downtown Association, The International Council of Shopping Centers, The Urban Land Institute and The DC Building Industry Association. Mr. Moore is the Vice President of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and is a Board Member of the Downtown Public Space Management and Planning Corporation.

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