Rubenstein is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. A signer of The Giving Pledge, Rubenstein contributes $1 million annually to The David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship Program, dedicated exclusively to students attending public schools and public charter schools in the District of Columbia.
In her role at FedEx Corporation, Ms. Adams shapes and promotes the interests of all FedEx Corporation operating companies, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, in the political and policy arenas. As a lawyer and the company’s top lobbyist, she works with Administration officials, members of Congress, the diplomatic community and industry associations on domestic and international commerce, infrastructure and transportation issues. Ms. Adams also participates in a variety of activities in the non-profit and corporate arenas: she is Vice Chair of the American University Board of Governors, serves on the Howard University School of Law Board of Visitors, as well as the boards of the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreational Campus and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
As CEO of Adeft, Melton leads this venture capital firm in advising and investing in new innovative companies in various sectors. Carol previously served as a senior executive officer in top level management for two global media and entertainment companies — first at Time Warner Inc. as Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy, and before that, in a similar role for the earlier-combined Viacom and CBS. In addition to the Economic Club board, she is a member of the boards of The RealReal (NASDAQ: REAL) and JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS). She also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a partner in the Geneva-based Monthly Barometer, parent of the Summit of Minds conferences in Chamonix, France and other international locales.
Jake Jones represents the interests of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Trucks, and Financial Services in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. He serves on the Executive Committees for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Organization of International Investment, Federal City Council, and Washington Performing Arts Society, and is on the German-American Business Council board.
Mr. Pierce is a litigator who handles complex disputes in state and federal courts—including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, class actions and internal investigations—across diverse industries, such as technology and telecommunications, health care, energy, entertainment and media, financial services and government contracting. His dedication to his profession and community is manifested in his past service as president of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and as chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, as well as his current service as a presidential appointee to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
Carlson previously led Splunk’s sales, customer success and marketing leaders to align and drove the Company’s ongoing business transformations across Splunk’s go-to-market business segments. Carlson joined Splunk from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she served as Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector and Industries. She has more than 25 years of industry experience and expertise in leading complex business transformations for premier SaaS, data management and cloud businesses.
Allbritton is Founder and Publisher of POLITICO, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization. With a staff of over 700, POLITICO is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with operations in Brussels, New York, London, Paris, California, and Florida. He is also Founder and Publisher of Protocol.com, a new publication reporting on the intersection of the people, power, and politics of technology.
Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market, with more than 40,000 employees and over $17 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020. She also serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the Northern Virginia Tech Council and the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association.
As the head of CTIA, Meredith Baker leads the wireless industry's advocacy efforts. With her experience and expertise as a former FCC Commissioner and senior NBC executive, Meredith skillfully navigates complex political and regulatory issues to deliver the public policy needed for the U.S. to continue leading the world in everything wireless.
Under Virostek’s leadership, approximately 1700 professionals work in EY’s Assurance, Tax, Advisory and Transaction practices serving some of the largest and/or fastest growing companies in the DC region. Previously, he was in charge of EY’s national Corporate Development group and was a National Director of IPO Initiatives within Ernst & Young’s Center for Strategic Transactions.
Timothy McBride oversees the operations of ST Engineering North America through the company’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. McBride most recently lead Global Government Relations for Raytheon Technologies, responsible for working with governments at the international, federal and state levels, and for communicating the company’s business interests to policymakers and other organizations. He is a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and is a co-founder of Ayenda Foundation, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Afghan children.
Ms. Wolff is responsible for the company’s government affairs globally, including U.S. Federal, U.S. State, and International Government Relations. She has over 20 years of government relations experience. She served six years in the White House, including three years as the Assistant to President George W. Bush for Legislative Affairs.
BPG is a diversified developer, owner and operator of hotel, office, multi-family, and sports & entertainment properties. Dave Pollin spends a majority of his time on the hotel portfolio of 30+ hotels valued at over $1.5 billion. His hospitality relationships have yielded numerous industry honors for BPG, including being named Hilton’s Multi-Brand Developer of the Year. A founding board member of Monument Bank of Maryland, Pollin is active with many corporate and non-profit entities.
Larry Di Rita leads Bank of America’s global public policy team, which includes federal, state, and international government relations, as well as the policy analysis and insights team. He also leads the environmental strategy team, working with the lines of businesses and other partners to help meet Bank of America’s sustainable finance and related objectives. Larry joined Bank of America in 2006 following public service, most recently as special assistant to the Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006. While at the Pentagon, he led the Office of Legislative Affairs and the Office of Public Affairs, and was chief spokesman for the Department of Defense. A longtime resident of the D.C. area, Larry is a director of The Rumsfeld Foundation and of the U.S. Navy Memorial, and is on the board of advisors for the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council. He also serves on the board of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C., Ms. McClements leads PwC’s efforts in the mid-Atlantic region. She has been recognized by the National Council for Research on Women as one of their Trailblazers, a designation given to those “who contribute to significant positive change in the lives of women and girls.” In 2012, Terri received the Company and Executive Women Worth Watching award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal and was named one of the top 45 Business Leaders by the Adecco Group "Business Women's Leadership Tribute" in 2011.
Brady’s affiliation with The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. began when the Club was founded in 1986. From its earliest days, she has served as the hands-on manager, coordinating all Club activities as well as managing its growth. She became the Executive Director in 2007 and President & CEO in 2021.