Committees

Celebrity Hosts

Bill Plante

Jamie Ritchie Sotheby’s 

Jean-Guillaume Prats Château Lafite Rothschild

Executive Committee

Mitch Bainwol Ford Motor Company

Tori Emerson Barnes U.S. Travel Association

Nick E. Calio Airlines for America

Shannon Finley Capitol Counsel

Gary Kline Cigna

Brian Kearney Kearney & Company

David Marventano Fluor Corporation

Matthew Shay National Retail Federation

Auction Committee

Dan Backer political.law

Gail Bassin JBS International, Inc.

Erich Broksas (2015 Vice Chairman)

John Brooks

Molly Christhilf Finnegan Ole Imports

Erlinda Alexandra Doherty Vinicola

Libby Edwards Five Grapes

William Fastow & Elizabeth Amini TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Adam Feinberg Miller & Chevalier Chartered, (2019 & 2018 Vice Chair)

Kelsey Phelps Finch Joseph Phelps Vineyards & SEPPI  Craft Sparkling Wine

Miranda Franco Holland & Knight LLP

James E. Gaby

John Gallagher Fluor Corporation

Josh Genderson Schneider’s of Capitol Hill

Susan M. Grais EY

Diane Gross Cork Wine Bar & Market, (2019 & 2018 Vice Chair)

Larry Hansard Gallagher

Justin Harrison

Caroline Hermann, MW

Doug Heye (2017 Chairman)

Marc Hodies HTeam Photography

Conrad Kenley LCG, Inc. (2013 Chairman)

Philip H. Kimball Total Wine & More

Joel Kleinman

Max Kuller

Patroski Lawson The KPM Group DC

Tom Madrecki

Carly Maher, CSW, CSS

Jamie Miller American Medical Group Association

Maureen Nelson EY

Tim O’Rourke Prestige-Ledriot (2017 Chairman)

Eric M. Platt Artisans & Vines, (2014, 2015 & 2019 Chairman, 2017 Vice Chair)

Amy Ray Orrick

Pamela Roberto Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Michael Sands Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits

Jeffrey J. Schragg Newton Grange Consulting

Tim Snyder Republic National Distributing Company 

Sarah Walsh Walsh Family Wine

Kristin Welch RWK Imports

David White Terroirist.com & Keybridge Communications
(2016 & 2015 Chairman, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Vice Chairman)

Noelle Williams HelmsBriscoe

 

Advisory Board

Mitch Bainwol Ford Motor Company – 2018 Chairman

Ruth Bassin* – Founding Sponsor (in memory of her son)

Mark Bisnow Bisnow Media – 2003 Chairman

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.* – 2005 Chairman

The Honorable John Breaux Crossroad Strategies – 2011 Chairman

Nicholas E. Calio Airlines for America – 2014, 2013, 2008, 2007 Chairman

Scott Greenberg Greenberg, Wexler & Eig LLC – Founding Chairman

John M. Kane – 2009 Chairman

Brian Kearney Kearney & Company – 2017 Chairman

The Honorable Trent Lott Crossroad Strategies – 2011 Chairman

David Marventano Fluor Corporation – 2016 Chairman

Constance J. Milstein, The Countess de La Haye Saint Hilaire – 2010 Chairman

Samuel Schreiber – 2006 Chairman

Matthew Shay National Retail Federation – 2019 Chairman

Richard Thompson Akin Gump – 2008 & 2006 Chairman

George Vradenburg III Vradenburg Foundation – 2005 & 2004 Chairman

Honorary Committee

The Honorable Richard Burr United States Senator, N. Carolina – 2014 Honoree

The Honorable Saxby Chambliss United States Senate, Georgia – 2011 – 2013 Honoree

The Honorable Richard B. Cheney- 2011 Leadership Award

The Honorable James E. Clyburn U.S. House of Representatives, S. Carolina – 2011 Honoree

The Honorable Ander Crenshaw U.S. House of Representatives, Florida – 2016 Leadership Award

The Honorable Bill Frist, M.D. United States Senate, Tennessee – 2003 Honoree

The Honorable Steny Hoyer U.S. House of Representatives, MD – 2009 Honoree

The Honorable John Larson, U.S. House of Representatives, CT – 2013 Honoree

The Honorable Jim McCrery U.S. House of Representatives, LA – 2006 Honoree

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, AK – 2018 Congress Has Heart Award

The Honorable Richard E. Neal U.S. House of Representatives, MA – 2008 Honoree

The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives – 2016 Congress Has Heart Award

The Honorable Bill Shuster, U.S. House of Representatives, PA – 2013 Honoree

The Honorable Mike Thompson U.S. House of Representatives, CA – 2013 & 2011 Honoree

The Honorable Ron Wyden, United States Senate, OR – 2017 Congress Has Heart Award

Sommelier Circle Committee

William Bright

Nadine Brown

Maurice “Mo” Cherry Reverie

John Filkins Masseria and Officina

Corbin Goldstein

Diane Gross Cork Wine Bar & Market (2019 & 2018 Chair)

Brent Kroll Maxwell Park

Karl Kuhn

Angelo Perez Minibar

Jarad Slipp, MS, 2016 & 2015 Chairman

Kristin Welch RWK Imports

Sebastian Zutant Primrose 2015 Chairman