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​Executive Office

Lisa Washington, CAE,  Executive Director/CEO
Lisa Choplin, Deputy Executive Director
Allison Leisner, Executive Meetings and Events Coordinator
Katie Colten, Region Development Manager

Advocacy and Outreach

Louis J. Jenny, Vice President, Advocacy and Outreach
Richard Thomas, Director, State/Local Legislative Affairs
Geoffrey Corey, Director, Communications and Special Projects
Andrew Ausel, Manager, Legislative and Public Affairs
Todd Rich, Manager, Web/Graphic Systems


Mia Porter, Director, Membership
Michelle R. Johnson, Coordinator, Membership Services

Education and Certification


Valexia (Lexie) Hall, Managing Director, Education and Certification
Mihisha Henderson, Director, Education
Jackie Porter, Certification Manager
Charmayne Branch, Education Program Coordinator
Zeporia Laws, Registrar


Stephenie Zvonkovich, Director, Meetings and Events
Pat Wilson, Expo/Sponsor Contract Sales Staff


Accounting, Finance and Administration

Timothy J. Heck, Chief Financial Officer
Alice J. Wright, Associate Manager, Accounting and Administration
Tanya Wharton, Human Resources and Accounting Specialist
Keisha Swann, Receptionist/Customer Service Specialist
Antonio Muse, Office Services Clerk

 Contact Us

​1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: 202-682-0110
Fax: 202-682-5877
You may email DBIA staff with questions and concerns at any time. For general inquiries, please use

DBIA is located between 13th and 14th Streets, NW, in the National Place Building. The entrance to our building is across from Freedom Plaza in between the National Theater and the JW Marriott. Map
The nearest Metro stop is Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange Lines). Exit toward 13th Street and walk south two blocks and west a half block. Map