2013 Board of Directors
President: Kay Tyler - Tyler Business Services, Inc.
Kay Tyler is CEO of Tyler Business Services, Inc. Tyler offers printing, copying, design and mailing services as well as office supplies and promotional products. Established in 1959 by Kay's father, Charles, in Washington, DC. Kay purchased the company in 2003. She relocated the business to the Eisenhower corridor in 2005. Tyler Business Services has one of the highest customer service satisfaction ratings in the printing industry.
Kay also volunteers at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the Women's District of Columbia Golf Association (Secretary).
Vice President: David Chamowitz - Hart, Calley, Gibbs & Karp, P.C.
David Chamowitz is an attorney with Hart, Calley, Gibbs & Karp, P.C. in Old Town, Alexandria. His practice focuses on land-use and development issues, with lesser concentrations in contract negotiation and litigation. David is a current and native Alexandrian, and a proud alumnus of the Alexandria City Public Schools, the University of Virginia, and the George Mason University School of Law.
Secretary: Lucy Kitchin - Jones Lang LaSalle
Lucy Kitchin is a Senior Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Government Investor Services group in Washington, DC. She provides client service and financial, negotiation and marketing support in lease procurements. Ms. Kitchin’s expertise is also utilized in analyzing complex real estate matters, market research, due diligence and the preparation of project solicitations, reports and supporting materials.
Ms. Kitchin also monitors legislative actions, which may affect ongoing or anticipated federal leasing activities. She shares this information with our clients, project managers and leasing specialists to assist in strategy development and negotiation.
Ms. Kitchin has conducted a multitude of leasing transactions on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Ms. Kitchin’s most recent clients include Lowe Enterprises, Tishman Speyer, INVESCO, MRP Realty, Colony Realty Partners, CIM Group, Teacher’s Insurance & Annuity Association of America, and Prudential Real Estate Investors.
Ms. Kitchin holds a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Federal Real Property Association and has completed a course in Federal Real Property Leasing. Ms. Kitchins's former experience includes: Staff Assistant to a United States Senator and to the Southern Governors’ Association, Ms. Kitchin honed her communication and problem solving skills addressing the diverse requirements of constituents
Treasurer: Amanda Prather- Post Properties
Councilmembers - Two to be appointed by the City of Alexandria
Frank Cole - SHRM/Society for human resource management
Frank Cole is currently Director of Administrative Services for The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has over thirty years’ experience as a leader in the areas of Administration, Technology, Project Management and Training, gained in the for- profit and not- for- profit world. His career has led him to several cities across the United States, but he now calls Alexandria’s Eisenhower Valley home.
Sarah Hershusky - Hoffman Management
Scott Kersjes - Innovative Facilities Solutions, Inc.
Scott Kersjes attended Indiana University reserving his BS from School of Public and Environmental Affairs. After college, Scott serviced in the US Army as an Infantry Officer in US and Germany. He completed his military service in the US Army Reserves until he retired in 1995.
Scott’s civilian career in commercial real estate management he has worked for Charles E. Smith, Carr America, Mark Winkler, Leggat McCall Properties, and several small local firms. His duties include Asset Management, Property Management, and Construction Management. In 2005, Scott started Innovative Facilities Solutions, Inc. a construction and facilities management business located in the Eisenhower Valley. Innovative Facilities manages The Royalton Condominiums. In addition, Innovative Facilities managed construction projects for several US government agencies, local commercial property owners, private schools, and non-profit organizations.
Scott has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 1987 and lived in Alexandria from 1998 to 2010. He has serviced as President of the Townes at Camion Parke community, 1998 President of Property Management Association, 2005 Vice President of Eisenhower Partnership, and 2010 President of WEBA.
Scott is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, National Ski Patrol at Timberline Resorts, Davis WV, and National Veteran-Owned Business Association.
Michael Renga - Covanta Energy
Donnie Simpson - Simpson Properties
Kevin Washington - Christopher Consultants
Kevin Washington has been practicing civil engineering in the Washington metropolitan area for 25 years. Kevin has extensive experience with all aspects of civil engineering design, focusing on infrastructure and land planning. Kevin’s primary focus at christopher consultants has been working with clients in Alexandria and he has worked on some of the most significant projects in that jurisdiction and along the Eisenhower corridor. These projects include the Alexandria portion of the Potomac Yard project, the Hoffman Center project, the Old Town North development, the Marriott Spring Hill Suites project and the Mount Vernon Commons residential development.
Kevin has been with christopher consultants for nearly 20 years and is currently a project Group Leader in the ccl Land Development Division and an Associate of the Firm. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Prairie View A&M University and is a member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association where he served as President of the Alexandria Chapter from 2003 to 2004.
Carrie L. Yauch - The Westin Hotel
Carrie L. Yauch is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Westin Alexandria, VA. Ms. Yauch has thirteen years of operational and sales experience in upscale hotels which include The Westin William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA; The Westin Grand in Washington, DC; The Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA; and The Sheraton Rockville, MD. She is a certified trainer for the Westin Hotel chain and recipient of the Starwood's platinum and gold sales incentive awards. Ms. Yauch is an accomplished marathon runner and triathlete.
Kerry Donley - Former Vice Mayor, City of Alexandria & Virginia Commerce Bank
Kerry Donley was elected Vice Mayor to the Alexandria City Council in 2009. This marked his second stint on City Council, as he was first elected in 1988. Kerry served as Mayor of Alexandria from 1996 to 2003, and he was Vice Mayor from 1994 to 1996 and 2009 to 2012.
During his time on Council and as Mayor, Kerry worked to resolve some long-standing issues such as settlement of the construction of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, zoning at Potomac Yards, and the redevelopment of the Samuel Madden Homes. He was also instrumental in the attraction of the Patent and Trademark Office to Alexandria, located in the Carlyle section of the City. While Mayor, the City embarked on a number of capital improvements, namely Samuel Tucker School and the Charles Beatley Library along with renovations to a number of recreation centers. Regionally, Kerry was instrumental in the creation of the Washington Area Housing Trust Fund (now Open Door Housing). For his dedicated public service, he was recognized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) in 2002 with the Skull Award, and he received the Business Leader of the Year by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
Janet Gregor - Carlyle Council & Former Executive Director of the Eisenhower Partnership