Karen R. Baker

Co-Executive Director

Think Local First DC

Karen Baker is an Influential Marketing Strategist with experience in strategic planning, marketing, ...

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Kim Dreux-Kelly

Co-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 ...

Chris Naoum

Board Member

Listen Local First

Chris is the Founder of Listen Local First DC – Lis ...

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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


Tenleytown Trash

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

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