Committees

Celebrity Hosts

Bill Plante

Jamie Ritchie Sotheby’s 

Jean-Guillaume Prats Château Lafite Rothschild

Executive Committee

Mitch Bainwol Ford Motor Company

Nick Calio Airlines for America

Tori Emerson Barnes U.S. Travel Association

Shannon Finley Capitol Counsel

Brian Kearney Kearney & Company

Gary Kline Express Scripts

David Marventano Fluor Corporation

Matthew Shay National Retail Federation

Auction Committee

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

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

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

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

Dan Backer political.law

Gail Bassin JBS International, Inc.

Erich Broksas (2015 Vice Chairman)

John Brooks

Erlinda Alexandra Doherty Vinicola

Libby Edwards Five Grapes

Molly Christhilf Finnegan Ole Imports

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

Kelsey Phelps Finch Joseph Phelps Vineyards & Seppi Wines

Miranda Franco Healthcare Policy, Holland & Knight LLP

James E. Gaby

John Gallagher Fluor Corporation

Josh Genderson Schneider’s of Capitol Hill

Susan M. Grais Ernst & Young LLP

Larry Hansard Gallagher

Justin Harrison City Winery

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 Estadio

Patroski Lawson

Tom Madrecki

Carly Maher, CSW, CSS

Jamie Miller American Medical Group Association

Maureen Nelson Ernst & Young LLP

Tim O’Rourke Prestige-Ledriot

Amy Ray Orrick

Michael Sands Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits

Jeffrey J. Schragg

Tim Snyder Republic National Distributing Company 

Sarah Walsh

Summer Whitford DC City Guide Editor, The Daily Meal

 

Advisory Board

Mitch Bainwol Ford Motor Company – Chairman 2018

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

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

Matthew Shay National Retail Federation – Chairman 2019

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 Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, AK – 2018 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

Mo Cherry A Rake’s Progress

John Filkins Masseria

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

Jennifer Knowles Mirabelle

Karl Kuhn St. Anselm

Oliver Meade Minibar

Angelo Perez MGM, National Harbor

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

Kristin Welch

Sebastian Zutant Primrose 2015 Chairman