AOBA Advocacy Team Grows: Welcome to Randi Marshall

The AOBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the organization has expanded its advocacy presence in DC with an additional staff member joining the government affairs team. 

Aligned with a significant increase in membership over the past few years, AOBA’s expanded staff enhances the organization’ role as an industry leader and increases its capacity to serve members. With this staff addition, AOBA will now have two full time advocacy executives in DC, Maryland and Virginia. 

Randi K. Marshall (pictured at right) has joined AOBA as Vice President of Government Affairs, DC - Residential, and will work alongside Kirsten B. Williams, Esq., who will now focus attention on the office building market as Vice President of Government Affairs, DC - Commercial.  Since Kirsten joined AOBA in 2015, she has single-handedly managed a diverse range of DC legislative and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining AOBA, Randi served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the DC Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson. In this position, her legislative portfolio focused on housing and land use policy, as well as provided oversight of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. She also previously served as an Associate Director with the Mayor's Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs, and a Budget Analyst for the DC Council's Office of the Budget Director.

A Northern California native, Randi holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.

 “We are delighted to add Randi Marshall’s expertise to our experienced and talented government affairs team. AOBA’s staff expansion coincides with the District’s vibrant economic growth and with the need to address increasingly complex issues facing the region’s multifamily and commercial building industry.  We can now dive deeper into issues that are key to our members -- ranging from building codes, housing policy and tax issues to  utility regulation, energy and the environment,” said AOBA Executive Vice President Margaret “Peggy” Jeffers.