Board of Trustees

Officers

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Julie B. Koczela, Chair*
Principal, Koczela & Associates
(3/2010-3/2013) (3/2013 – 9/2016) (9/2016 – 9/2019)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Scott Williams, Vice Chair
Senior VP of Sales & Marketing|Chief Operating Officer, Newseum
(8/2014 – 9/2017)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Judy Hubbard, Secretary
Retired, Government of the District of Columbia
(3/2009 – 3/2012) (3/2012 – 9/2015) (9/2015 – 9/2018)
joesvatos Joseph G. Svatos, Treasurer*
Senior Vice President, Akridge
(01/2017 – 03/2020)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Edward J. Phillips
Director of Exhibitions, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
(7/2014 – 9/2017)
eileenandary Eileen Andary*
Chief Administrative Officer, DowntownDC BID
(12/2016 – 03/2020)

Trustees

thomascook Thomas Cook*
Principal, Thomas Cook & Associates
(5/2016-9/2019)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 St. Elmo Crawford
President, Digital Conventions, LLC
(9/2015 – 9/2018)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Debra Friedmann
Certified Master Guide, Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C.
(11/2012 – 9/2014) (9/2014 – 9/2017)
caryhatch Cary Hatch*
CEO, MDB Communications
(12/2016 – 3/2020)
1207_Eileen 08 Eileen Kessler*
Founder/President, Omni Studio
(3/2016 – 3/2019)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Amanda Ohlke
Director of Adult Education, International Spy Museum
(7/2014 – 9/2017)
Jacqulyn H. Priestly Jacqulyn H. Priestly
Vice President, Potomac Communications Group
(9/2015 – 9/2018)
Chris Ross Christopher Ross*
Senior Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
(2/2016 – 9/2019)
web_headshot_Sertsu-Nikki Nikki DeJesus Sertsu
Senior Consultant, Arts Consulting Group
(9/2014 – 9/2017)
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees. Shot 5/21/2015 Helena E. Wright
Curator of Graphic Arts,
National Museum of American History
(8/2014 – 9/2017)

*Denotes nominees to the board up for election to a three-year term. New members will be voted in at the Annual Member Meeting, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Read their bios here.

Emeritus

Kenneth J. Brewer, Sr.
Executive Director, H Street Development Corporation

Mark G. Griffin
Senior Partner, Griffin Murphy Moldenhauer & Wiggins LLP

Albert H. Small
President, Southern Engineering Corporation

Kathryn S. Smith
Independent Historian and Educator

Ex-officio

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Delegate, U.S. House of Representatives

Muriel Bowser
Mayor, District of Columbia

Phil Mendelson
Chair, Council of the District of Columbia

Advisory Council
Many other professionals and former board members continue to provide the organization with support, feedback and guidance on a regular basis.

Amy Austin
Theater Washington

Richard H. Bradley
Downtown Business Improvement District

William Brown
Association of Oldest Inhabitants

Maria Casarella
Cunningham|Quill Architects

Kevin Clinton
Chief Operating Officer, Federal City Council

Harold Closter
Smithsonian Affiliations

Carolyn Crouch
Washington Walks

Hal Davis
SmithGroup JJR

Russell Dawson
Retired Partner, Potomac Communications Group

Douglas Evelyn
Independent Consultant

Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Former Mayor of D.C.

Newman T. (Thor) Halvorson, Jr.
Retired Partner, Covington & Burling

David Haresign
Bonstra|Haresign Architects

Kim Hoagland
Historian

John Hoskinson
Principal, 888 Realty, LLC

J. Scott Kilbourne
Perkins Eastman

Knight Kiplinger
Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

David MacKay
Portland Communications

Maria Marable-Bunch
National Archives and Records Administration

Mina Marefat
Georgetown University

Ann McClellan
Historian

Martha Morris
The George Washington University

Rohulamin Quander

Andy Shallal

Busboys and Poets

Jayne Shister
Cushman Wakefield

Selma Thomas
Independent Museum Consultant

Charles and Sheila Wagner
Wagner Roofing

Roger Weber
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Affiliations provided for identification purposes only.

Upcoming Events

Sun 28

Shepherd Park Photo Walk

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Tue 30

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Wed 31

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Jun 01

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Jun 02

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT