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 Helfer & Boyd, PLLC

Vice Chairs

Hon. John Breaux, Senior Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

Sarah JacksonGroup Vice President, Oracle

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


Eleni A. Rossides


Eugene Adams, Chief Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings for the District of Columbia

Shaza L. Andersen, President & CEO, WashingtonFirst Bank

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

Connie N. Bertram, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLC

Jackie Bradford, President and General Manager, NBC4 Washington

Gwendolyn A. Brown, Director of Congressional Relations, Gov’t & Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin

Marcia Carlucci, Chairman, Prevent Cancer

Nneka Chiazor, Vice President Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon Communications

Bryan Corbett, Managing Director, Carlyle

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

Steven C. Jenning, Private Consultant

Anne B. Keiser, Professional Photographer

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

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

Sandra T. Meyer, Owner and Principal Designer, Ella Scott Design, LLC

Bernard Moens, Partner, PwC

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

Maria C. O’Donnell, President, GrantRoots

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 Roodberg, President & CEO, Horning Brothers

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

Shelley Slade Betts, Partner, Vogel, Slade & Goldstein, LLP

Peter B. Davidson, Senior Vice President, Verizon Communications

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.