Our Team

Customer Service Champions

Making amazing events happen takes an amazing team.

All of us at Events DC are dedicated to raising the bar when it comes to events that showcase the unique culture and diversity of the District. Whether we’re creating conventions and meetings, sports and entertainment, or special events, each one of our innovative team members is committed to delivering unforgettable experiences that engage, excite and entertain our clients and visitors. 

As the official conventions and sports authority in the nation’s capital, our promise is to:

  • Make It Seamless - We ensure the process will be as smooth as possible for you.
  • Deliver Customized Service - We work with the industry’s top professionals who will deliver unparalleled service.
  • Create and Inspire - We focus on the details to give guests experiences worth raving about. 

And with every interaction with any member of our team, you’ll always find respect, professionalism, communication, teamwork, and accountability at the heart of our work.

Executive Team

Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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Nicole Jackson

General Counsel

Misty Johnson Oratokhai

Misty Johnson Oratokhai

Chief Administrative Officer
Henry W. Mosley, CPA

Henry W. Mosley, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Ralph Morton

Ralph Morton

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment
Jinhee Kim Headshot

Jinhee Kim

Chief Creative Officer
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Chinyere Hubbard

Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Rob Stowe

Rob Stowe

Vice President, Development and Strategic Initiatives
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Sheila Miller

Chief of Staff

Conventions & Meetings Team

Samuel R. Thomas, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Stacey Knoppel

Vice President, Sales

Dennis Carew

Director, National Accounts

Shawn Redding

Sales Contracts Administrator

Scott Sanger

Sales Manager
Convention Services

Rhonda Whyte

Vice President, Convention Management

Arlene Noyes, CMP

Associate Director of Convention Management

Nigel Marshall

Associate Director of Convention Management

Andrea Taylor, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Malori Rhones

Senior Event Manager

Paula Hagan, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Asheley (Ash) Tetteh, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Kelly Vickers

Event Manager

Joe Greene

Production Services Manager
Communications & Marketing

Nicole Greene

Director, Convention & Meetings, Marketing
Public Safety

Gerald Wilson

Vice President, Public Safety
Facility Operations/Meeting Services

Hootan Kaboli

Vice President, Facility Operations & Services

Steven Tiller

Director, Facility Operations and Services

Ehsan Setork

Manager, Building Services

William Smith

Director, Meeting Services

Sports & Entertainment Team

Ralph Morton

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment
Business Development

Lawrence Hamm

Senior Director, Business Development

Pete Kirschner

Senior Director, Business Development
Sports & Entertainment Booking

Paul David Snell

Director of Sports & Entertainment Booking

Shiron Pratt

Senior Coordinator
Box Office

Sally Reilly

Ticketing Manager

Ronda Houston

Assistant Ticketing Manager
RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Michael Cerha

Vice President, RFK Campus

Stephanie Onwubere

Senior Event Manager, RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

Charlotte Austin

Event Manager, RFK Stadium-Armory Campus
St. Elizabeths Campus

Candace G. Peguero, CMP

Vice President, St. Elizabeths Campus

Eric L. Smith

Manager, Event Operations, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Harold Scott Jr.

Manager, Security Services, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Patrick Landers

Facilities Manager, Entertainment And Sports Arena

Symone Audain

Event Manager, Entertainment and Sports Arena

Patrick Shannon

AV Production Manager, Entertainment and Sports Arena

John Madden

Event Coordinator
Corporate Partnerships

Ash Rix

Director, Corporate Partnerships
Communications & Marketing

Craig Chester

Director, Marketing, Sports & Entertainment

Neil Johnson

Director, Esports

Creative Services

Jinhee Kim

Chief Creative Officer
Program Development & Web Content

Emma Barcklow

Manager, Program Development & Web Content
Production Operations

Jesse Devlin-Whitworth

Manager, Production Operations