Committees

Get involved with AOBA by participating on a Committee and by supporting AOBA staff when advocacy issues require member input.  Your engagement is critical to our success!

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Interested in making the most of your membership? Consider joining a committee by completing this form or contact the staff member for details about how to participate. Committees and briefings are open to AOBA members in good standing only.

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Associate's Coalition Team


Meetings: Quarterly

The Associate's Coalition Team supports AOBA by determining best ways to improve the overall Associate member experience while working to advance AOBA's mission.

Email Jeanne Clarke at jclarke@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Gigi Galbraith
Gigi Galbraith
Director, Client Development Capitol Concierge, Inc. (202)741-0188
Chair

Community Outreach Committee


Meetings: Held as needed at AOBA. Newcomers welcome!

The Community Outreach Committee volunteers each year to support Washington area schools and nonprofits. Explore more of our charitable work online at https://www.aoba-metro.org/community-outreach.

Email Jeanne Clarke at jclarke@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Anthony Curtis
Classic Concierge, Inc. (202)789-2200
Chair

Commercial Engineer Awards Committee


Meetings: 5 meetings leading up to the Commercial Awards Ceremony.

The Commercial Engineer Awards Committee plans the yearly award process which acknowledges outstanding commercial engineers who are vital to the day-to-day operations of members’ office buildings.

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Bill Atkinson
LEED AP, SMA, SMT DC3rd Regional Engineer Boston Properties (202)838-2802
Chair

District of Columbia Government Affairs Committee


Meetings: Quarterly at AOBA or via conference call

The District of Columbia Government Affairs Committee keeps members informed of any regulatory and legislative developments relating to their ability to conduct business in the District of Columbia.

Email Randi Marshall at rmarshall@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Sean Warfield
Sean Warfield
Director Tishman Speyer Properties (202)223-1850
Co-Chair
Peter Bonnell
Peter Bonnell
Principal The UIP Companies, Inc. (202)244-3811
Co-Chair

District of Columbia Political Action Committee


Email Nicola Whiteman at nwhiteman@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Peter Bonnell
Peter Bonnell
Principal The UIP Companies, Inc. (202)244-3811
Chair

Emergency Preparedness Committee


Meetings: Held quarterly; Education program held each September

The Emergency Preparedness Committee enhances emergency preparedness within the commercial real estate industry, working collaboratively with public safety agencies in Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia. This will be achieved through private/public partnerships, information sharing, and the proactive dissemination of relevant information to AOBA members regarding current or forthcoming events impacting the region, as appropriate. The Committee serves as AOBA's key point of contact for emergency preparedness planning, protocols, best practices and lessons learned. For more information, visit: https://www.aoba-metro.org/emergency-preparedness

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
LaNile Dalcour
Director of Security & Life Safety Brookfield (202)467-7737
Chair

Golf Committee


Meetings: 4th Wednesday of every month beginning in March. Newcomers welcome!

This committee is responsible for planning and executing AOBA’s annual golf tournament, including recruiting attendees, securing sponsors, finalizing the menu, managing logistics, planning additional activities, and more. Committee members serve as key contributors to all aspects of the golf tournament.

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Dani Bressler
Dani Bressler
Certified Apartment Supplier, Educated Business Partner (CAI) Director of Business Development Toepfer Construction Company, Inc. (301)336-8600
Golf Committee Chair
Destiny Igiebor
Destiny Igiebor
NALP Deputy Director of Operations/Regional Prop Mgr Scott Management, Inc. (301)717-6585
Golf Committee Chair

K.E.E.P. Committee


Meetings: Quarterly

The K.E.E.P. (Knowledge and Excellence in Emergency Preparedness) Program was established in 2016 as a branch of the AOBA Emergency Preparedness Committee. K.E.E.P. is an annual awards program that highlights a team’s effective emergency preparedness plan with their tenants and community and recognizes excellence in this critical arena.

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Dorothy Hamilton
Dorothy Hamilton
MRICS Director of Property Management Stream Realty Partners (202)595-1488
Chair

Maintenance Mania Committee


Meetings: Held as needed

The Maintenance Mania Committee is responsible for responsible for planning and executing Maintenance Mania, including recruiting attendees, securing sponsors, finalizing the menu, managing logistics, planning additional activities, and more. Committee members serve as key contributors to all aspects of Maintenance Mania.

Email Jeanne Clarke at jclarke@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Elisabeth Kirk
Elisabeth Kirk
Director of Marketing & Business Development TRC Engineering (301)869-6446
Chair

Maryland Government Affairs Committee


Meetings: Monday afternoons in January and February

The Maryland Government Affairs Committee provides input and guidance to AOBA government affairs staff in establishing positions on Maryland legislative and regulatory issues that impact members.

Email Erin Bradley at ebradley@aoba-metro.org or Nicola Whiteman at nwhiteman@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Harald Mangold
Harald Mangold
President & CEO Scott Management, Inc. (703)548-7300
Chair

Maryland Political Action Committee


Email Nicola Whiteman at nwhiteman@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Jared Gigliotti
Jared Gigliotti
Vice President, Property Management Southern Management Corporation (703)902-9544
Chair

Speaker Series


Meetings: Held as needed in AOBA's conference room

The Speaker Series committee is responsible for producing presentations of interest and benefit to AOBA's members.

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Sasha Serpa
VP Sales Quality Air Services (301)495-9500x1
Chair

TOBY Awards Committee


Meetings: Held as needed in AOBA's conference room

The TOBY Awards Committee is responsible for planning and executing AOBA's local TOBY Awards  program, including promotion of entries, regular review of standards and judging procedures, and more.

Email Brandy Peak at bpeak@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Kathryn Clement
Kathryn Clement
RPA, CPM, CCIM Senior Vice President JBG SMITH (240)333-7659
Chair

Utility Briefings


Meetings: All members are invited to Utility Briefings, held periodically in AOBA's Conference room.

The Utility Briefings Committee keeps members updated on information pertaining to the cost of utilities, electricity, gas and water. AOBA staff and consultants provide information on pending rate applications, including surcharges, class allocations and changes in rate design. Members are also updated on proposed and potential changes in laws and regulations that would impact their costs of energy, as well as on energy markets. The goal of these briefings is to help members understand the process by which their utility and energy costs are determined, in conjunction with the status of energy markets, in order to help members prepare their budgets.

Email Frann Francis at ffrancis@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Frann G. Francis, Esq.
Frann G. Francis, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel AOBA (202)296-3390x766
Chair

Virginia Government Affairs Committee


Meetings: Check with staff on meeting dates and guidelines

The Virginia Government Affairs committee provides input, direction, guidance and assistance to AOBA government affairs staff in the development and implementation of a comprehensive legislative and regulatory agenda advocating for the interests of commercial and multifamily rental property owners and managers in Northern Virginia.

Email Brian Gordon at bgordon@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Shawn Kyle
Shawn Kyle
Managing Director, Commercial Property Management Lerner Enterprises (301)692-2664
Chair

Virginia Political Action Committee


Email Nicola Whiteman at nwhiteman@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Arianna Royster
Arianna Royster
CPM, ARM Executive Vice President Borger Management, Inc. (202)898-2936
Co-Chair
Melissa Steele
Melissa Steele
Chief Executive Officer E and G Group (703)893-0303
Co-Chair