Our Team

The Greater Washington Partnership brings together civic-minded business leaders who share a commitment to the future of the Capital Region. These leaders recognize that they have a responsibility to their companies, employees, and communities to invest in solutions that drive growth and create economic opportunity.

Board Members

Russ Ramsey
Ramsey Asset ManagementChair
Co-Founder
Russ Ramsey
Ramsey Asset ManagementChair
Co-Founder
Ted Leonsis
Monumental Sports & EntertainmentVice Chair
Co-Founder
Ted Leonsis
Monumental Sports & EntertainmentVice Chair
Co-Founder
Peter Scher
JPMorgan Chase & Co.Vice Chair
Co-Founder
Peter Scher
JPMorgan Chase & Co.Vice Chair
Co-Founder
Tom Barkin*
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Honorary Advisory Member
Tom Barkin*
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Honorary Advisory Member
Wes Bush
Inaugural Chair of the CoLAB
Wes Bush
Inaugural Chair of the CoLAB
Jay Carney
Amazon
Jay Carney
Amazon
Chris Crane
Exelon Corporation
Chris Crane
Exelon Corporation
Ron Daniels
Johns Hopkins University
Ron Daniels
Johns Hopkins University
Carmine Di Sibio
EY
Carmine Di Sibio
EY
Rich Fairbank
Capital One
Rich Fairbank
Capital One
Tom Farrell
Dominion
Tom Farrell
Dominion
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Inova Health System
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Inova Health System
Matt Kelly
JBG SMITH
Matt Kelly
JBG SMITH
Luis Moreno*
Inter-American Development Bank
*Honorary Advisory Member
Luis Moreno*
Inter-American Development Bank
*Honorary Advisory Member
Robert Moser
Clark Construction Group
Robert Moser
Clark Construction Group
Phebe Novakovic
General Dynamics
Phebe Novakovic
General Dynamics
Kevin Plank
Under Armour
Kevin Plank
Under Armour
Tony Pierce
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP
Tony Pierce
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP
David Rubenstein
The Carlyle Group
David Rubenstein
The Carlyle Group
Scott Rutherford
McKinsey & Company
Scott Rutherford
McKinsey & Company
Ken Samet
MedStar Health
Ken Samet
MedStar Health
Bill Stromberg
T. Rowe Price
Bill Stromberg
T. Rowe Price
Joseph Ucuzoglu
Deloitte US
Joseph Ucuzoglu
Deloitte US
Grant Verstandig
Rally Health
Grant Verstandig
Rally Health
Kathy Warden
Northrop Grumman
Kathy Warden
Northrop Grumman
Mark Weinberger
Independent Director
Mark Weinberger
Independent Director
AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca
Washington Gas
Washington Gas

Board Members

Russ Ramsey
Ramsey Asset ManagementChair
Co-Founder
Ted Leonsis
Monumental Sports & EntertainmentVice Chair
Co-Founder
Peter Scher
JPMorgan Chase & Co.Vice Chair
Co-Founder
Tom Barkin*
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Honorary Advisory Member
Wes Bush
Inaugural Chair of the CoLAB
Jay Carney
Amazon
Chris Crane
Exelon Corporation
Ron Daniels
Johns Hopkins University
Carmine Di Sibio
EY
Rich Fairbank
Capital One
Tom Farrell
Dominion
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Inova Health System
Matt Kelly
JBG SMITH
Luis Moreno*
Inter-American Development Bank
*Honorary Advisory Member
Robert Moser
Clark Construction Group
Phebe Novakovic
General Dynamics
Kevin Plank
Under Armour
Tony Pierce
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP
David Rubenstein
The Carlyle Group
Scott Rutherford
McKinsey & Company
Ken Samet
MedStar Health
Bill Stromberg
T. Rowe Price
Joseph Ucuzoglu
Deloitte US
Grant Verstandig
Rally Health
Kathy Warden
Northrop Grumman
Mark Weinberger
Independent Director
AstraZeneca
Washington Gas

Staff

JB Holston
CEO

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
Controller

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 Contardo is the vice president and managing director of the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership. In this role, she leads and manages the Partnership’s Capital CoLAB program to strengthen the region’s talent and workforce competitiveness in the 21st-century.

Maricelly DiGravio
Manager, Research & Insights

Maricelly DiGravio​ is the manager of research and insights at the Greater Washington Partnership, where she oversees the partnership’s data analysis capabilities and conducts research and economic analysis of the Capital Region.

Maggie Gendron
Manager, Transportation Policy

Maggie manages the implementation of the Partnership’s Blueprint for Regional Mobility and all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st-century transportation ecosystem.

Sandra W. Hallmark
Chief Legal Officer

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

Stephen Harrington
Director, Engagement & External Affairs

Stephen J. Harrington is the manager of engagement and external affairs at the Greater Washington Partnership. In this role, he engages directly with stakeholders to advance the organization’s visibility in business, civic, and political communities.

John Hillegass
Associate, Transportation Policy

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

Deborah Hodge
Director of Programs, Capital CoLAB

Deborah Hodge is the director of programs for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership, where she leads the development and execution of the Capital CoLAB programs and work throughout the region.

Francesca Ioffreda
Vice President for Inclusive Growth

Francesca Ioffreda is vice president for inclusive growth at the Greater Washington Partnership, leading the organization’s inclusive growth efforts across the Capital Region.

Lindsay Johnson
Programs & Insights Manager, Capital CoLAB

Lindsay Johnson is the manager of programs and insights for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership where she plays a critical role in developing and executing Partnership skills and talent initiatives and programs.

Jennifer Yeager Kaplan
Vice President of Engagement & External Affairs

Jennifer Kaplan is vice president for engagement and external affairs at the Greater Washington Partnership, leading the organization’s efforts to unite diverse constituencies around a common vision and a shared goal.

Jenna Klym
Manager, Events & Operations

Jenna Klym is manager of events and operations at the Greater Washington Partnership where she plays a critical role developing and executing Partnership events and key programs.

Ian Lutz
Associate, Marketing

Ian supports the organization’s efforts to market and promote the Partnership and its work throughout the Capital Region.

Justin Matheson-Turner
Associate, 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
Managing Director of Transportation

Joe McAndrew is the Partnership’s managing director of transportation where he develops, directs and drives all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st-century transportation ecosystem.

Robert Owens
Director of Workforce Initiatives, Capital CoLAB

Robert Owens is the director of workforce initiatives for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership, where he leads the development and execution of workforce programs and initiatives throughout the region.

Lois Pak
Program Assistant, Capital CoLAB

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

Tasha Washington
Student Engagement Associate, Capital CoLAB

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

Tom Wood
Senior Associate, Capital CoLAB Strategy & Operations

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

Jessica Wright
Vice President, Planning & Operations

Jessica Wright is vice president of planning and operations at the Greater Washington Partnership, overseeing the day-to-day operations and strategic planning for all aspects of the organization.

Staff

JB Holston
CEO

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
Controller

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 Contardo is the vice president and managing director of the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership. In this role, she leads and manages the Partnership’s Capital CoLAB program to strengthen the region’s talent and workforce competitiveness in the 21st-century.

Maricelly DiGravio
Manager, Research & Insights

Maricelly DiGravio​ is the manager of research and insights at the Greater Washington Partnership, where she oversees the partnership’s data analysis capabilities and conducts research and economic analysis of the Capital Region.

Maggie Gendron
Manager, Transportation Policy

Maggie manages the implementation of the Partnership’s Blueprint for Regional Mobility and all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st-century transportation ecosystem.

Sandra W. Hallmark
Chief Legal Officer

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

Stephen Harrington
Director, Engagement & External Affairs

Stephen J. Harrington is the manager of engagement and external affairs at the Greater Washington Partnership. In this role, he engages directly with stakeholders to advance the organization’s visibility in business, civic, and political communities.

John Hillegass
Associate, Transportation Policy

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

Deborah Hodge
Director of Programs, Capital CoLAB

Deborah Hodge is the director of programs for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership, where she leads the development and execution of the Capital CoLAB programs and work throughout the region.

Francesca Ioffreda
Vice President for Inclusive Growth

Francesca Ioffreda is vice president for inclusive growth at the Greater Washington Partnership, leading the organization’s inclusive growth efforts across the Capital Region.

Lindsay Johnson
Programs & Insights Manager, Capital CoLAB

Lindsay Johnson is the manager of programs and insights for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership where she plays a critical role in developing and executing Partnership skills and talent initiatives and programs.

Jennifer Yeager Kaplan
Vice President of Engagement & External Affairs

Jennifer Kaplan is vice president for engagement and external affairs at the Greater Washington Partnership, leading the organization’s efforts to unite diverse constituencies around a common vision and a shared goal.

Jenna Klym
Manager, Events & Operations

Jenna Klym is manager of events and operations at the Greater Washington Partnership where she plays a critical role developing and executing Partnership events and key programs.

Ian Lutz
Associate, Marketing

Ian supports the organization’s efforts to market and promote the Partnership and its work throughout the Capital Region.

Justin Matheson-Turner
Associate, 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
Managing Director of Transportation

Joe McAndrew is the Partnership’s managing director of transportation where he develops, directs and drives all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st-century transportation ecosystem.

Robert Owens
Director of Workforce Initiatives, Capital CoLAB

Robert Owens is the director of workforce initiatives for the Capital CoLAB at the Greater Washington Partnership, where he leads the development and execution of workforce programs and initiatives throughout the region.

Lois Pak
Program Assistant, Capital CoLAB

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

Tasha Washington
Student Engagement Associate, Capital CoLAB

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

Tom Wood
Senior Associate, Capital CoLAB Strategy & Operations

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

Jessica Wright
Vice President, Planning & Operations

Jessica Wright is vice president of planning and operations at the Greater Washington Partnership, overseeing the day-to-day operations and strategic planning for all aspects of the organization.