Committees

Celebrity Hosts

Daniel Boulud DBGB D.C.

Dave McIntyre The Washington Post

Bill Plante

Thibault Pontallier Château Margaux

Jamie Ritchie Sotheby’s 

Executive Committee

Mitch Bainwol Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Nick Calio Airlines for America

Shannon Finley Capitol Counsel

Michael Herson American Defense International, Inc.

Brian Kearney Kearney & Company

Gary Kline Express Scripts

David Marventano Fluor Corporation

Carlos Merizalde Kiddar Capital

Auction Committee

Adam Feinberg Miller & Chevalier Chartered (2018 Vice Chair)

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

David White Terroirist.com (2018 Vice Chair, 2015 & 2016 Chair, 2017 Vice Chair)

Berg Atkinson

Gail Bassin

Erich Broksas Potomac Innovation (2015 Vice Chair)

John Brooks The WineO

Ron Brooks The Country Vintner

Molly Christhilf Finnegan Olé Imports

Scott Claffee (2014 Chair)

Alicia Cypress

James E. Gaby

John Gallagher Fluor Corporation

Josh Genderson Schneider’s of Capitol Hill

Susan M. Grais Ernst & Young LLP

Gil Guarino Intuitive.IT

Justin Harrison City Winery

Doug Heye (2017 Chair)

Marc Hodies HTeam Photography

Conrad Kenley LCG, Inc. (2013 Chair)

Philip H. Kimball Total Wine & More

Joel Kleinman

Max Kuller Fat Baby Inc.

Arthur Kuo

Tom Madrecki

Carly Maher, CSW, CSS The Wine Group

Kerry Myers

Maureen Nelson Ernst & Young LLP

Tim O’Rourke Zachys DC (2017 Chair)

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

Michael Sands Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits

Jeffrey J. Schragg BDO

Tim Snyder Republic National Distributing Company 

Sandra E. Taylor Sustainable Business International LLC

Summer Whitford The Daily Meal

Advisory Board

Ruth Bassin* – Founding Sponsor

Mark Bisnow, Bisnow Media – Chairman 2003

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.* – Chairman 2005

Hon. John Breaux Squire Patton Boggs – Chairman 2011

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

Mark Ein Venturehouse Group – Chairman 2012

Scott Greenberg Greenberg, Wexler & Eig LLC – Founding Chairman

John M. Kane The Kane Company Chairman 2009

Brian Kearney Kearney & Company Chairman 2017

Hon. Trent Lott Squire Patton Boggs Chairman 2011

David Marventano Fluor Corporation Chairman 2016

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

Samuel Schreiber Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.– Chairman 2006

Richard Thompson Akin Gump – Chairman 2006 & 2008

George Vradenburg III Vradenburg Foundation – Chairman 2004 & 2005

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 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 – 2011 & 2013 Honoree

The Honorable Ron Wyden, United States Senate, OR – 2017 Honoree

Sommelier Circle Committee

William Bright

Nadine Brown

John Filkins Masseria

Corbin Goldstein Joe’s Stone Crab

Jamie Heffron

Jennifer Knowles

Erik Segelbaum Starr Restaurants

Jarad Slipp, MS, RdV Vineyards (2015 & 2016 Chairman)