Board of Directors 2018-01-19T16:36:47+00:00

Board of Directors

WTEF’s highly accomplished Board of Directors gives us an unusual depth and breadth of talent to advance our mission, guide the organization’s strategic growth, and help fund our programs.
Meet our Board of Directors here:


Manuel Ortiz, Founder, VantageKnight, Inc.

Past Chair

Dalbert B. Ginsberg, Managing Member, Ginsberg Boyd CPAs PLLC

Vice Chairs

Hon. John Breaux, Senior Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

Sarah JacksonGeneral Manager, Microsoft

Hon. Henry Kennedy, Former US District Court DC Judge

David W. Wilmot, Partner, Harmon and Wilmot LLP


Wendy Gasch, Ophthalmologist


Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute


Rebecca Crouch-Pelham


Richard L. Amador, Senior Vice President, Capital One Bank

Shaza L. Andersen, President & CEO, WashingtonFirst Bank

Connie N. Bertram, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLC

Jackie Bradford, President and General Manager, NBC4 Washington

Marcia Carlucci, Chairman, Prevent Cancer

Bryan CorbettManaging Director, The Carlyle Group

Habib Debs, President and CEO, Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC)

Hon. Norman Dicks, Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman

David J. Frantz, Partner, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, LLP

Bill Gardepe, VP Government Relations, General Dynamics

Hon. Constance Harriman-Whitfield, Senior Policy Adviser, Humane Society Legislative Fund

Anne B. Keiser, Professional Photographer

Tanya Lombard, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, AT&T

Sharon Marcil, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Bernard Moens, Partner, PwC

Michael Moussa-Adamo, Ambassador to U.S. from Gabon

Diane O’Toole, Consultant, Diane O’Toole, LLC

Andrea Rice, President & Co-Founder, CareerCore

Thomas L. Riesenberg, former Deputy General Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP

James Ritzenberg, President, SR Management Company

Melissa Robinson, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide

David S. Rubin, Director, Deloitte

Terry Rusch, former Director, Office of Admissions in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration,    U.S. Department of State

Harry Sporidis, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

Bobby Thomson, Head of U.S. Government Relations, Visa, Inc.

Dan Waldman, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Candi P. Wolff, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citi

WTEF East Board Members

Richard Aguglia, former Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP

Marcella A. Jones, CEO, Giving Back Jones Family Foundation

Emeritus Directors

John A. Harris, President, Potomac Ventures, Inc.

Hon. Paul Ignatius, Former Secretary of the Navy

Albert Ritzenberg, Former Director, St. Albans Tennis Club


Harvey M. Applebaum, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Peter B. Work, Former Partner, Crowell & Moring

Richard L. Aguglia, Former Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP

Jerry J. Jasinowski, Former President, National Association of Manufacturers


Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.