Our 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.


Jackie Bradford, President and General Manager, NBC4, Telemundo 44, and NBC Sports Washington

As President and General Manager, Bradford oversees the largest bilingual newsroom in Washington D.C. that is home to NBC4, the most highly rated television station in Washington, D.C., and Telemundo 44, a new Telemundo-owned station that launched in in January 2018. Under Bradford's leadership, NBC4 earned its highest market share in its history. Also, two regional bureaus and a local investigative team were launched to better serve local audiences, and Bradford helped to refocus the stations' community advisory board and create an employee culture that focuses on engagement and feedback.
Bradford earned her bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Virginia. She resides in Washington, D.C. and is an avid tennis and ping pong player.

Past Chair

Manuel Ortiz, Founder, VantageKnight, Inc.

Vice Chairs

Hon. John Breaux, Director and Senior Partner, Crossroads Strategies

Sarah Jackson, General Manager, Microsoft

James Ritzenberg, President, SR Management Company

David W. Wilmot, Partner, Harmon and Wilmot LLP



Jennifer Messer, Attorney, Jennifer C. Messer Law



Thomas Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute


Yvette Alexander, President & CEO, Y. Alexander & Associates LLC

Shaza L. Andersen, Director & CEO of Trustar Bank

Anthony Applewhaite, Director, Brunswick Group LLC

Connie N. Bertram, Founder & Partner, Bertram LLP

Andy Blocker, Head of US Government Affairs, Invesco

Ralph J. Caccia, Partner, Wiley LLP

Drew Cantor, Partner, Peck Madigan Jones

Marcia Carlucci, President, Marcia and Frank Carlucci Foundation

Bryan Corbett, President & CEO, Managed Funds Association

Raymond Cox, MD, Executive Director, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

Peter Davidson, Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy, Intelsat

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

Jon Decker, White House Correspondent, Gray Television

Kenneth Edmonds, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, NFL

DD Eisenberg, Non Profit Board Member

David Gollob, CEO at Barnes International, Inc.

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

Diane Lewis, Associate Broker, Washington Fine Properties – The Lewis Team

Stephanie Lilley, Non Profit Board Member

Doug Lowenstein, Founding Partner, Covergency LLC

Bernard Moens, Partner, PwC

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

Andrea Rice, President & Co-Founder, CareerCore

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

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

H’Cone Thompson, Tennis Professional, St. Albans Tennis Club

Andy Vermilye, Vice President, Fidelity Investments

Dan Waldman, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter

Joe Weissfeld, Director of Medicaid Initiatives, Families USA

Emeritus Directors

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

Hon. Paul Ignatius, Former Secretary of the Navy


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.