Kim Dreux-Kelly

Executive Director

Think Local First DC

Kim Dreux-Kelly is a seasoned business executive with extensive experience in organizational leaders ...

Board Members

Che Ruddell-Tabisola

Board Member


Che Ruddell-Tabisola together with his husband Tadd opened the BBQ Bus food truck in 2011 and was on ...

Michael Akin

Board Member

Link Strategic Partners

Michael Akin is president of LINK Strategic Partners, a national strategic communications and stakeh ...

Linnea Hegarty


DC Public Library

Linnea Hegarty is the Director of Events, Exhibits & Development at the DC Public Library.  Heg ...

Tom Martin

Board President

Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP

Tom is a partner at Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP. Thomas B. Tom has extensive experience in administra ...

Keith Sellars

Board Member

Washington Dc Economic Partnership

Keith J. Sellars serves as President & CEO of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), a ...

Barney Shapiro

Board Member

Tenleytown Trash

Barney is the owner of Tenleytown Trash. Barney has DC small business is in his blood, as his father ...

Nicole Andonie

Board Member

Latino Economic Development Center

Nicole Andonie is the Regional Program Coordinator at Empowered Women International, a program of th ...

Lori Bettinger

Vice President

Alliance Partners

Lori Bettinger is the Co-President of Alliance Partners, an asset management firm, and serves as the ...

Lisa Banusiewicz

Board Member

Abeille Retail

Lisa Banusiewicz is a commercial real estate professional with nearly a decade of brokerage experien ...

Jay Briley

Board Member

American Smart Eco Lifestyle

Jay Briley is the Owner and President of American Smart Eco Lifestyle [ASEL] and Affordable Housing ...

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