Annual Meeting Recap

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Capitol Hill BID drew in an amiable crowd of business owners, city officials and board members to the Heritage Foundation Thursday, February 26th to discuss 2008 and explore ideas for 2009, and the 2008 Annual Report to Members was distributed, hot off the presses. (Copies will be mailed to all members in the coming days.)

The business portion of the meeting included the re-election of six board members for an additional 3-year term and the election of two new board members (see below). In addition, a resolution to amend the bylaws renaming President of the Board to Chairman of the Board, and Executive Director to President, including allocation of duties and title, was approved.
Re-elected to three-year terms:

Don Denton, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Bill Rouchell, Maison Orleans
Paul Pascal, Pascal & Weiss
Bob Braunohler, Louis-Dreyfus Properties
David Ball, Union Station Redevelopment Corp
Dennis P. Bourgault, Esq., Chateau Animaux

Newly Elected to the Board:

Gary Jankowski began his real estate career with Hugh Kelly in early 2002. Gary couples his extensive background in marketing and sales in the hospitality (Swissotel Boston, U.S. Grant Hotel – San Diego, Campton Place Hotel – San Fransisco, Norwich Inn & Spa – Norwich, CT), airline (Air France & US Airways) and telecom (Nextel) industries with his comprehensive hands-on knowledge of the wonderful neighborhoods of the District of Columbia to see that buyers and sellers receive unsurpassed service. Born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut, Gary’s undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston College included an academic year in Paris. He is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish and Italian (and currently attempting to learn Polish). Gary resides on Capitol Hill with his 2 wire-hair dachshunds, Nico and Leah.

Wendy Liebl, the newly appointed SEC Realty Officer, came to the SEC from the GSA where she served as the Director, Real Estate Acquisition, with national oversight responsibility for real estate policy, processes and national programs. Prior to this position, she was detailed from GSA to the DHS, as a senior assistant to the Deputy Secretary and was responsible for the overall planning and project management of the new DHS Headquarters facility in northwest Washington, consolidating more than 22 DHS components onto a site transferred from the Navy to GSA. Wendy’s 10 years with DOD in Contracting, coupled with 3 years of private sector R&D work and her 18-year GSA career has garnered her a broad range of real estate and management experience.
She has a son currently serving the country in the Air National Guard and a teenage daughter who is now driving her around her Alexandria, VA home. Wendy enjoys fly fishing in Montana, when she isn’t shopping and spending time on the water on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake.