2009 The Young and The Guest List

by Editorial

Mr. James Alefantis
Co-Owner, Buck’s Fishing and Camping and Comet Ping Pong

Miss Roshanak Am eli-Tehrani
Entrepreneur and Film Producer


Ms. Nicole Bagley
CEO, Celebrity Service International and trustee, numerous boards

Mr. Bret Baier, Host “Special Report with Bret Baier;” and Ms. Amy Baier, board member, Children’s National Medical Center

Miss Sarah Baker
Associate, Hogan & Hartson

Dr. Andrew Baldwin
Advocate, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy

Ms. Monica Barnes
Director of Alumnae Relations, National Cathedral School

Mr. Douglas Barnes
Owner, Destination Polo, and Member, United States Polo Team

Mr. Neil Barrett

Miss Sandra Barros
Vice President, Terra Developers

Mr. Zeno Baucus and Ms. Stephanie Baucus,
Associates, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Mr. Greg Behrman
Member, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Deptartment of State

Mr. Emmett Beliveau
Director of Advance, Office of Presidential Advance

Mr. Seth Benhard, Vice President, CBRE: and Ms. Nellie Boone Benhard, Boone & Sons Jewelers

Ms. Carmen Berkley
President, Untited States Student Association

Mr. Robert “Bo” Blair, Founder and President Smith Point, Jetties, Surfside, and The Rookery; and Ms. Meghan Blair, Founder Something Sweet Bakery

Miss Joanna Block
President, Kiron Global Strategies

Miss Ericka Boone
Manager, Boon & Sons Jewelers

Mr. Chris Boutlier
Interior Designer, Adams Design

Mr. Spencer Boyer
Director; International Law and Diplomacy, Center for American Progress

Mr. J. Quinn Bradlee
Author, A Different Life

Mr. Eric Braverman
Principal, McKinsey & Company

Mr. Eric Brewer
Partner, Dissident Display Gallery

Miss Clara Brillembourg
Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Mr. F.B. “Fritz” Brogan, III
Co-Owner, Gin and Tonic and Kitchen

Miss Pamela Brown
Reporter, ABC7 and News Channel 8

Mr. Warren Brown, Owner, Cakelove; and Ms. Pamela Brown, Consultant, Cygma Crop.

Miss E. Coventry Burke
Fundraiser, The Nature Conservancy

Mr. Chris Burns
Vice President of Business Development, BrightYoungThigns.com and DJ

Mr. Caron Butler
NBA Basketball Player, Washington Wizards, Founder, Caron’s Coats for Kids Drive

Mr. Desmond Butler, Reporter, The Associated Press; and Ms. Miriam Mahlow, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Human Rights Watch

Mr. Matthew Butler
Principal, East Capitol Consulting, LLC

Miss Donna Byrd
Publisher, The Root.com at The Washington Post


Mr. Nick Cambata
Co-founder, 8812 Studios

Mr. Hunter Campbell
Associate, Advantis

Mr. Tucker Carlson, Correspondent, MSNBC and Senior Fellow, The Cato Institute; and Ms. Susan Carlson

Miss Robyn Carr
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mr. G. John Cecchi
Assistant Vice President, The IDI Group Inc.

Mr. Samuel Chaltain, Washington Director, The Forum for Education and Democracy; and Ms. Sarah Margon, Foregin Policy Legislative Aide, Office of Senator Russ Feingold

Mr. Peter Cherukuri, Associate Publisher, Roll Call; and Ms. Emily Lenzner,
Producer, ABC News

Mr. Timothy Chi, CEO, Wedding Wire; and Ms. Tracey Chi, Development Executive, Clark Realty Capital

Mr. George Chopivsky, II
Vice President, Simpson Property Group

Mr. Karim Chrobog
Founder, 18th Street Films and Tangier Pictures

Mr. Michael Coe
Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Government Relations, The Hawthorn Group, LC

Mr. Jared Cohen
Author, Children of Jihad

Miss Julia Cohen
Outreach Consultant

Mrs. Anne Corbett
Executive Director, Cultural Development Corporation, City of Washington

Mr. Peter Corbett
Founder, iStrategy Labs

Miss Rachel Cothran
Blogger, ProjectBeltway.com and special-events coordinator

Miss Alexandra Cousteau
Founder, Blue Legacy International and Emerging Explorer, National Geographic Society

Mr. Phillippe Cousteau
CEO EarthEcho International, Owner; Azure Worldwide and Chief Ocean Correspondent for Animal Planet

Ms. Lindsay Craig
PR and Communications Manager, Ann Hand, LLC

Ms. Monique Currie
Forward, Washington Mystics

Miss Lindsay Czarniak
Sports anchor and reporter, NBC


Miss Brooke Daley
Student, Georgetown School of Law

Miss Kate Damon
Owner, Kaze Design

Mr. Swaptak Das
CEO, Das Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Nathan Daschle, Executive Director, Democratic Governer’s Association; and Mrs. Jill Daschle, managing Director, EnTrust Capital

Miss Dominique Dawes
Motivational speaker and president, Dominique Dawes LLC

Count Renaud de Viel Castel, Manager, Veolia Transportations; and Countess de Viel Castel (Anais) Public Relations Consultant

Miss Tara deNicolas
Director of Marketing and Communications, Washington Humane Society

Mr. Philip Deutch, Managing Partner, NGP Energy Technology Partners; and Ms. Marne Levine, Chief of Staff to Lawrence Summers, National Economic Counci

Mr. Caesar Devoto
Regional Sales Manager, Cvent, Inc.

Mr. Raymond “Tripp” Donnelly, III
President & CEO, RepEquity Inc.

Miss Tarah Donoghue
Associate, Gibraltar Communications

Mr. Ross Douthat Senior Editor,The Atlantic; and Ms. Abby Douthat, StaffWriter, Smithsonian,

Mr. Michael Dove
Co-Founder, The Forum Theatre

Mr. John Dow
Director, Press Office, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mr. Ted Downey
Senior Analyst, Potomac Research

Mr. Josh Dubois
Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Miss Jennifer Duck
Producer, “ABC World News Tonight”


Miss Rachel Eddins
Director of Special Programs, Kimball Stroud & Associates

Mrs. Raquel (Rocky) Egusquiza
Vice President, Member Value, AARP

Mr. Ebong Eka
Founder and Head Designer, Mi Chiamo Eka

Mr. Xavier Equihua
Managing Partner, Federal Strategies Group, inc.


Mr. Jon Favreau
Director of Speechwriting, White House Office of Communications

Miss Sarah Feinberg
Senior Advisor to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Executive Office of the President

The Honorable Adrian Fenty, Mayor of Washington, D.C.; and Ms. Michelle Fenty, Counsel, Perkins Coie, President of the Advisory Council for the Capital Breast Care Center

Mr. Sean Fine and Mrs. Andrea Nix Fine
Founders, Fine Films

Ms. Betsy Fischer
Executive Producer, “Meet the Press”

Mr. Justin Fishkin
Senior Strategist, The Cypress Group, and founder, The Holster Project

Mr. Alan Fitts
Travel Deputy, White House Office of the First Lady

Mr. Nathaniel Fogg

The Honorable Harold Ford, Jr., Chairman, Democratic Leadership Council; and Ms. Emily Ford

Mr. Adam Frankel
Senior Presidential Speechwriter, White House Office of Communications,

Mr. Jonas Furukrona Senior Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins STS; and Ms. Carolina Furukrona, Director for Development, Smithsonian Archives of American Art


Miss L. Hadley Gamble
Writer, “America’s News HQ with Chris Wallace”

Mr. Dean Garfield
President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Counci

Mr. Robert Garza
Musician and Co-Owner, Thievery Corporation

Mr. Patrick Gavin
Staff Writer, Politico

Mr. Chuck Ghoorah
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cvent, Inc.

Miss Jessica Gibson
Communications and Marketing Director, Latin Concepts

Mr. Rufus Gifford
Co-Founder, B&G Associates

Mr. Christopher Gindlesperger
Communications Director, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Mr. Billy Glading
Founder and President, Candid Career, LLC and Member, Washington Bayhawks

Mr. John Goodwin
Federal Liaison, National Rifle Association, and President, Capital Club

Mr. Garrett Graff
Editor at Large, Washingtonian

Mr. Ande Grennan Owner, Sperry Tents of Nantucket and Associate, Franklin Haney Company, LLC; and Ms. Mae Haney

Miss Kate Marie Grinold
Associate, Innocents at Risk, and Miss District of Columbia

Miss Kristin Guiter
Manager, Media Relations, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

Mr. Carlos Cutierrez
Consultant; Inter-American Development Bank

Miss Erika Gutierrez
Graduate Student, Georgetown University


Mr. Henry Hager, Associate, Constellation Energy Group,; and Ms. Jenna Bush
Teacher, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School

Mr. Chris Hayes, Senior Washington Editor, The Nation; and Ms. Kate Hayes, Associate Counsel, Office of White House Consel

Mr. Sudafi Henry
Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Vice President

Miss Heather A. Higginbottom
Deputy Director, White House Domestic Policy Council

Mr. Jeffrey Himmelman, Author; and Ms. Kirsten Lodal, Co-founder & CEO, National Student Partnerships Inc.

Miss Rachel Hirschberg,
Principal, Hirschberg Strategies

Mr. Francis Hoang, Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, currently serving as Company Executive Officer, B Company, 2nd Battalion 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Miss Ilyse Hogue
Communications Director, Moveon.Org

Mr. Anthony Hollinger, Vice President for Planning and University Relations, University of the District of Columbia; and Ms. Kathy Hollinger, Director, Office of Motion Picture and TV Development, District of Columbia

Miss Amy Holmes
Contributor and Political Analyst, CNN

Miss Philippa Hughes
Chief Contrarian, Pink Line Project


Mr. Joseph P. Ireland III
Founder and CEO, J.D. Ireland Interior Architecture;


Mr. DJ Johnson
Manager, Volunteer Relations, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Miss Kierra Johnson
Executive Director, Choice USA


Mr. Ezra Klein
Associate Editor and Blogger, The American Prospect

Mr. Brian Komar
Director of Strategic Outreach, Activities, and Alliances, Center for American Progress

Mr. Michael Kosmides
Owner, Teatro Goldoni

Mr. Jonathan Kuhn, Principal, LangKuhn Architects; and Ms. Anna Lefer Kuhn, Executive Director, Arca Foundation

Mr. Raj Kumar
Co-Founder and CEO, Devex.com

Mr. Marcus Kyd
Founder, Taffety Punk Theatre Company


Mr. Robb Lakritz
Principal, LaKritz, Adler Development

Mr. Reed Landry
Founder, “Late Night Shots”

Miss Anne Lee
Senior Manager, E-Business and Digital Products American College of Cardiology

Miss Becky Lee
Executive Director and Founder, Becky’s Fund

Ms. Julie Lee
President and CEO, Access Systems, Inc.

Mr. Christopher Lehmann, Editor, Congressional Quarterly Weekly, and Ms. Ana Marie Cox, Washington Editor, Time.com

Miss Sarah Lenti
Consultant, Free and Strong America PA,

Miss Emily Levey
Actress, currently appearing in “Dante” at Synetic Theater

Mr. Isaac Lidsky, Clerk, United States Supreme Court and founder, Hope for Vision; and Mrs. Dorothy Lidsky, Student, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Miss Tanya Lombard
Government Affairs Specialist, Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Bloand, and Stewart, Inc.

Mr. Reggie Love
Personal Aide to the President

Mr. Adrian Loving
Co-Founder, Dissident Display Gallery

Mr. Brent Lowder
Co-Founder, The Forum Theatre

Mr. Jair Lynch
Founder, Jair Lynch Development Partners


Mr. and Ms. Kevin Madden (Joyce)
Senior Vice President, The Glover Park Group

Mr. Victor Maddux , Co-Owner, Madlax Sports; and Ms. Michelle Haney, Attorney, Franklin Haney Company

Miss Kadrieka Maiden
Co-Founder and Director of Communications, Style & Image Network

Mr. David Marriott, Regional Vice President, Marriott International and Ms. Carrie Marriott

Mr. Jonathan Martin
Senior Writer, Politico

Mr. Roman Martinez
Clerk to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Miss Jaclyn Mason
Fundraiser, Myeloproliferative Disease Foundation

Miss Alyssa Mastromonaco
Director of Scheduling and Advance, Office of Presidential Advance

Mr. Thomas McFly
Host, The Evening Show on Mix 107.3FM

Mr. Lamell McMorris
Founder and CEO, Perennial Strategy Group

Miss Michelle McMurry
Director, Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Miss Alicia Menendez
Writer, Blogger, www.aliciamenendez.com

Mr. James Messina
Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President

Mr. Eric Meyrowitz, Vice President and General Manager, WDCW_TV, DC50; and Ms. Jessica Meyrowitz, CEO, JSM Media, LLC

Mr. Ben Miller
Program Associate, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation

Mr. Afshin Molavi
Fellow, New America Foundation

Mr. John Monis
Owner and Chef, Komi

Mr. Michael Monroe
Director of Government Affairs, Building and Trade Department, AFL-CIO

Mrs. Jessica Montoya
Manager of Congressional Affairs, Chrysler LLC

Miss Kelly Muccio
Owner, Lost Boys

Mr. Ross Mueller
Technology Entrepreneur and Adviser

The Honorable Patrick Murphy
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, (D-PA)


Ms. Gloria Nauden
Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Miss Kristyn Noeth
Office of the General Counsel, American Petroleum Institute and Secretary, The City Tavern Club

Mr. Osmar Nunez-Vilches
Founder and President, Mate LLC

The Honorable Glenn Nye
Member, U.S. House of Representitives, (D-VA)


Miss Anne Olaimey
Director of Business Liason, U.S. Deparment of Commerce

Mr. Peter Oppenheim, Senior Associate, Carmen Group; and Ms. Katie Oppenheim, Legislative Aide, Untied States Senate

Ms. Lana Orloff
Stylist, Lana Orloff Style

Mr. Alex Ovechkin
NHL Hockey Player, Washington Capitals and Founder, Crazy Eights

Miss Allison Parent
General Counsel, United States Senate

Mr. Sam Patten
Principal, Sam Patten, LLC

Mr. Nicholas Penniman, Founder, The American News Project; and Ms. Sarah Harding, Co-Director, D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mr. Adrian Perry
Student, Georgetown University

Mrs. Maria Teresa Petersen
Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino

Mr. Macon Phillips
Director of New Media, White House Office of Communications

Miss Mae Podesta
Country Director, The Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative

Mr. Joseph Poduslo
Agent, Tutt, Taylor, Rankin Sotheby’ s International Reality

Ms. Ada Polla
Founder and CEO, Alchimie Forever

Mr. David Pollin, President, The Buccini/Pollin Group; and Ms. Kirsten Pollin, Wine Auction Coordinator, Zachys-Christie’s

Mr. Omar Popal
Co-Owner, Cafe Bonaparte and Napoleon

Mr. Matthew Porter
Manager of National Advancement, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mr. Clinton Portis
NFL Football Player, Washington Redskins and Founder, The Clinton Portis Foundation

The Honorable Adam Putnam
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, (R-FL)

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Reynolds, Founder and Partner, Little Hawk Capital Management; and Mrs. Diana Reynolds


Mr. Joseph Robert, III
Board Member, Youth Leadership Foundation

Mr. Michael Romeo
President and CEO, The Michael Romeo Group

Mr. Luke Russert
At-Large Youth Correspondent, NBC Night News, TODAY, and MSNBC


Mr. Reihan Salam
Associate Editor, The Atlantic

Dr. Shahram Salemy, Practicing Physician, Plastic Surgery Associates, P.C; and Dr. Sarah Salemy

The Honorable Linda Sanchez
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, (D-Calif)

Mr. Pirooz Sarshar
Owner, THe Grooming Lounge

Ms. Ali Savino
Co-founder, Center for Independent Media

Miss Christy Schlesinger
Architect, Schlesinger & Associates

The Honorable Aaron Schock
Member, U.S. House of Representitives, (R-IL)

Mr. Barton Seaver
President, Acquamatta Consulting and Private Chef Services

Mr. Yosi Sergant
White House Office of Public Engagement

Mr. Arash Shirazi
President, Bullit Music and Manager, Dirty Vegas and Dubfire

Mr. Ali Shirazinia
Grammy award-winning music producer and DJ

Mr. Jamal Simmons
President, New Future Communications and political analyst

Mr. Ben Smith
Senior Writer, Politico

Mr. Thomas Snedeker
Director of Finance, New Media Strategies

Mr. Douglas Sonders
Co-founder, 8112 Studios

Ms. Pamela Sorenson
Founder, “Pamela’s Punch”

Mr. James Speyer
Real Estate Associate, Cafritz Co.

Mr. Matthew Stoller
President, BlogPAC

Mr. Michael Strautmanis, Director of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, White House Office of Public Engagement; and Ms. Damona Strautmanis, Project Manager, Boston Properties

Mr. Lindsay Stroud
Senior Vice President, Perseus Realty Capital

Mr. Brendan Sullivan, Jr.
Executive Director, Headfirst Sports

Miss Lisa Sun
Associate Partner, McKinsey&Company

Ms. Bayanne Surdashi
News Anchor, Al-hurra-TV

Mr. David Sutphen, Partner, Brunswick Group, LLC: and Ms. Tina Sutphen


Mr. Adrian Talbott
Co-founder, Executive Director, Generation Engage

Mr. Devin Talbott, Vice President, D.E. Shaw; and Ms. Lauren Talbott, Board Member, Girls Inc., D.C.

Miss Ashley Taylor
Graduate Gemologist, Ann Hand, LLC

Mr. Will Thomas
Anchor, Fox News 5

Mr. Joshua Thomas, Senior Director, Advantis; and Ms. Alexandra Thomas, Senior Account Executive, Washington Life Magazine

Miss Shaunna Thomas
Program Director, Young People for the American Way

Miss Jessie Tolkan
Executive Director, Energy Action Coalition

Mr. Geoffrey Tracy, President, Chef Geoff’s, Chef Geoff’s Downtown, and Lia’s; and Ms. Norah O’Donnell, Correspondent, NBC


Miss Rachel Valentino
Agent, Long and Foster Real Estate Co.

Mr. Jason Van Buren
Director of Business Development, The Abraham Group

Mr. Chris Van Cleave
Reporter, WJLA-ABC 7

Mr. Omar Vargas
Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Pepsi Co.

Miss Megann Vaughn
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent Office and President, The Madison

Mr. David Vennett
National Manager, Government Affairs and Special Projects, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Miss Samantha Vinograd
International Economist, Office of the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Department of the Treasury


Mr. Adam Waldman, Founder and President, The Endeavor Group; and Ms. Ashley Allen, Partner, Endeavor Group

Mr. Lee Wang
Chief Operations Officer, Wedding Wire

The Honorable and Mrs. Kevin Warsh, Member, Board of Governors, The Federal Resreve; and Ms. Jane Lauder, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Origins

Mr. David Washington
Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

Mr. William “Pepper” Watkins, Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Consultant and Freelance Photographer; and Ms. Becca Glover, Director, 3 Dog Agency

Mr. Andre Wells
Founder, Events by Adre Wells

Mr. Paul Wharton
Owner, Evolution Look

Miss Erica Williams
Policy and Advocacy Manager, Campus Progress


Miss Jessica Yellin
National Political Correspondent, CNN


Mr. Dan Zak
Reporter, Style Section, The Washington Post

Mr. Angelo Zegna
Student, Georgetown University

Please note: This information was compiled through numerous sources and, whenever possible, verified with the individuals listed. We look forward to maintaining The Young & The Guest List on an ongoing basis, so please email any updates to editorial@vps3.washingtonlife.com

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