Board Members

Peter Scher

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ted Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Vice Chair

Kathy Warden

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Vice Chair

Russ Ramsey

Ramsey Asset Management
Executive Committee

Tom Barkin

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Honorary Advisory Member

Robert M. Blue

Dominion Energy

Wes Bush

Inaugural Chair of the CoLAB

Jay Carney


Chris Crane

Exelon Corporation

Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

John J. DeGioia

Georgetown University

Carmine Di Sibio


Rich Fairbank

Capital One

J. Stephen Jones, MD

Inova Health System

Matt Kelly

JBG Smith

Luis Moreno

Independent Director
Honorary Advisory Member

Robert Moser

Clark Construction Group

Phebe Novakovic

General Dynamics

Patty Obermaier


Kevin Plank

Under Armour

Tony Pierce

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP

Scott Rutherford

McKinsey & Company

Ken Samet

MedStar Health

Bill Stromberg

T. Rowe Price

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Deloitte US

Grant Verstandig

Rally Health

Mark Weinberger

Independent Director
Executive Committee


JB Holston


JB leads the Partnership, working side by side with the region’s top business, academic, and civic leaders to influence and affect meaningful change on the most critical issues facing the Capital Region.

Saerome Bae


Saerome manages all accounting functions for the Partnership and also assists with financial management and operations.

Jeanne Contardo

Vice President and Managing Director, Capital CoLAB

Jeanne leads and manages the Partnership’s Capital CoLAB program to strengthen the region’s talent and workforce competitiveness in the 21st-century.

Tricia Daniels

Chief Administrative Officer

Tricia oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic planning for all aspects of the organization.

Maricelly DiGravio

Manager, Research & Insights

Maricelly oversees the partnership’s data analysis capabilities and conducts research and economic analysis of the Capital Region.

Sandra W. Hallmark

Chief Legal Officer

Sandra Hallmark is the chief legal officer at the Greater Washington Partnership.

John Hillegass

Manager, Regional Mobility & Infrastructure

John supports the Partnership’s mobility and infrastructure solutions to strengthen the Capital Region.

Deborah Hodge

Director of Programs, Capital CoLAB

Deborah leads the development and execution of Capital CoLAB programs and work throughout the region.

Chizi Igwe

Senior Associate, Inclusive Growth

Chizi supports the organization’s inclusive growth efforts across the Capital Region.

Francesca Ioffreda

Vice President, Inclusive Growth

Francesca leads the organization’s inclusive growth efforts across the Capital Region.

Lindsay Johnson

Programs & Insights Manager, Capital CoLAB

Lindsay plays a critical role in developing and executing Partnership skills and talent initiatives and programs.

Jennifer Yeager Kaplan

Vice President, Engagement & External Affairs

Jennifer leads the organization’s efforts to unite diverse constituencies around a common vision and a shared goal.

Jenna Klym

Director of Events, Marketing & Communications

Jenna Klym plays a critical role developing and executing Partnership events and key programs.

Justin Matheson-Turner

Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications

Justin supports content development and plans and strategizes the organization’s digital and social media presence to further communicate and promote its work throughout the Capital Region.

Joe McAndrew

Vice President, Regional Mobility & Infrastructure

Joe develops, directs and drives all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st-century transportation ecosystem.

Destineé Mitchell

TalentReady Program Associate

Destineé supports the development and execution of workforce programs and initiatives throughout the region.

Robert Owens

Director of Workforce Initiatives, Capital CoLAB

Robert leads the development and execution of workforce programs and initiatives throughout the region.

Lois Pak

Associate, Program & Insights, CoLAB

Lois provides operational support to the Capital CoLAB team and assists with program management, execution, and logistics.

Nina Sharma

Chief Marketing Officer

Nina leads the Partnership's marketing and communications efforts across all initiatives and programs.

Tasha Washington

Senior Associate, Student Engagement, Capital CoLAB

Tasha oversees the CoLAB's student experience efforts by coordinating all student, university, and business outreach.

Tom Wood

Manager, Strategy and Operations, Capital CoLAB

Tom Wood plays a critical role in creating and scaling regional workforce development initiatives for the Capital CoLAB.

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