2012 The Young And The Guest List

by Editorial


Nicholas Cambata
Co-Founder, 8112 Studios

Alejandra “Ali” Campoverdi
Deputy Director of Hispanic Media, White House

Zach Carter
Senior Political Economy Reporter, The Huffington Post

David Catanese
Senior National Reporter Politico; Contributor, MSNBC

Drew Chafetz
CEO/Co-Founder, Love.Futbol

Gloria Chan
Executive Director, APA Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

APAICS CEO Gloria Chan greets MC host Danial Dae Kim. (Photo by Asian Week)

Teresa Chang
International Campaigns Coordinator, U.S.A.S.

Toby Chaudhuri
Political Consultant

Keo Chea
Adjunct Office Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Peter Cherukuri (Photo by Jersey Winchester, Washington Life Magazine)

Peter Cherukuri
VP/General Manager, D.C. Bureau, The Huffington Post

George Chopivsky III
Vice President, Development, Simpson Housing, LP

Clara Brillembourg Chopivsky
Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Karim Chrobog
Producer, 18th Street Films; Founder, Tangier Pictures

Carmela Clendening
Manager, Public Affairs & PAC, HP

Michael Coe
COO/Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Hawthorn Group L.C.

Elbridge Colby
Analyst, CAN

John Colleran
Office of Management and Budget, The White House

Tim Conlon

Jen Consalvo

Jen Consalvo and business partner Frank Gruber at TECH Cocktail DC. (Photo via American University)

COO/Co-Editor, TECH Cocktail

Rory Cooper
Director of Communications, The Heritage Foundation

Peter Corbett
Founder/CEO, iStrategy Labs

Rachel Cothran
Public Relations, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Editor, ProjectBeltway.com

Danielle Crutchfield
Director of Scheduling, Office of the President

Ben Cunis
Actor, Synetic Theatre

Monique Currie
Forward, Washington Mystics


Brooke Daley
Legal and Policy Counsel, Personal.com

Kate Damon
Owner, Kaze Design

Lindsey Davidson
Pernod Ricard Brand Development Manager, Republic National Distributing Company

Brad Dayspring
Communications Director, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA.)

Tara De Nicolas
Executive Director, Fashion for Paws benefiting the Washington Humane Society

Michelle Desrosiers
Trade Development Director, Moet-Hennessy USA

Renaud De Viel Castel
Public Relations/Fashion Consultant

Anais De Viel Castel
Public Relations/ Fashion Consultant

Laurent Desbois
Correspondent, France 2 Television

Nichole Devolites
President/CEO, Conversa Group

Rich Dinning
General Manager, Tysons Galleria

Michael Dove
Co-Founder/Artistic Director, The Forum Theatre

Mark Drapeau
Director of Innovative Social Engagement, Microsoft

Joshua Dubois
Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Jeff Dufour
Editor, UrbanDaddy DC

Ben Dunham
Environmental Advisor, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)

Nicholas Cambata and Doug Sonders.


Josh Earnest
Deputy Press Secretary, The White House

Jon Edwards
Senior Consultant, Blue Canopy

Julia Eisman

Ebong Eka enzFit Fashion Show @ Altria Group Office. (Photo by Tony Powell, Washington Life Magazine)

New Media Communications Director, HHS

Ebong Eka
President, Ericorp Consulting, Inc.

Lisa Ellman
Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice


Ronan Farrow
Special Adviser, Global Youth Issues, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Jon Favreau
Director of Speechwriting, White House Office of Communications

Sarah Feinberg
Communications Strategy, Bloomberg News

Abby Fenton
Director of Community Relations, WJLA/TBD TV

Kaitlyn Ferrara
Marketing Manager, W Washington D.C.

Adam Frankel
Senior Presidential Speechwriter, White House Office of Communications

Eddie Frederick
President/Co-Founder, LivingSocial

David John Frenkil
Energy Attorney, Van Ness Feldman Law


Matthew Gardiner
Associate Artistic Director, Signature Theatre

Patrick Gavin
Staff Writer, Politico

Fletcher Gill
Vice President, Montview Realty Advisors

Mark Gillespie
Artistic Manager, YOA Orchestra of the Americas

Shana Glickfield. IMPACT Film + Arts Fund WHCD First Amendment Party. April 30th, 2010. (Photo by Samantha Strauss, Washington Life Magazine)

Shana Glickfield
Partner, Beekeeper Group

Becca Glover Watkins
Deputy Press Secretary, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA)

Angie Goff
Weekend Morning Anchor, NBC Washington; Blogger

Lori Graham
Founder, Lori Graham Design

Eliza Gray
Reporter, The New Republic

Jonice Gray Tucker
Partner, BuckleySandler

Adam Green
Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Morgan Greenhouse
Founder, The verdeHOUSE LLC

Ryan Grim
Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post

Kate Marie Grinold
Global Shaper, World Economic Forum

Frank Gruber
Founder/CEO, TechCocktail

Kristen Guiter
Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

Erika Gutierrez
Founder/President, epgPR, LLC

Carlos Gutierrez Jr.
Human Rights Activist


Dannia Hakki
Co-Founder, MoKi Media

Blake Hall
CEO, Troopswap

Roy Helu
Running Back, Washington Redskins

Lauren Hickey
Public Affairs Specialist, State Department

Francis Hoang
Partner, Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC; President, MAG Defense Services LLC

Hays Holladay
Musician, Bluebrain

Ryan Holladay
Musician, Bluebrain

Alex Hornbrook
Director of Scheduling for the Vice President of the U.S.

Kambiz Hosseini
Host/Writer, Parazit!

Win Huffman
President, Capital Club

Rep. Duncan Hunter. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Colin Hunter,
Co-Owner, Alton Lane

Duncan Hunter

Member, U.S. House of representatives (R-Calif.)


Shin Inouye
Director, Specialty Media/LGBT, White House


Peyton Jenkins
Co-Founder, Alton lane

Kierra Johnson

Keira Johnson.

Executive Director, Choice USA


Katherine Kallinis
Co-Founder, Georgetown Cupcake

Goldy Kamali
Founder/CEO, FedScoop

Olivier Kamanda
Associate, White and Case

Cassidy Karakorn
Associate Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign; DJ

Sam Kass
Assistant, White House Chef; Senior Policy Advisor, Healthy Food Initiatives

Cody Stephen Keenan
Presidential Speechwriter

Miss DC, Ashley Boalch. (Photo courtesy of Vithaya Phongsavan)

Lindsay Kin
Executive Director of Business Development, Luke’s Wings

Ezra Klein
Reporter/Columnist, The Washington Post

Erikka Knuti
Communications Director, Health Information Center

Carine Kreiwic
Owner, Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Matthew Kroenig
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Jackie Kucinich
Reporter, USA Today

Anna Lefer Kuhn
Executive Director, Arca Foundation

Maria Teresa Kumar
Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino

Hildy Kuryk
Finance Director, Democratic National Committee

Aba Kwawu

Rich Dinning, Aba Kwawu, Opening of Elie Tahari Boutique, Tysons Galleria. (Photo by Kyle Samperton, Washington Life Magazine)

President, The ABA Agency


Christina Lagdameo
Deputy Director, White House Initiatives on AAPIs

Sophie Lamontagne
Co-Founder, Georgetown Cupcake

Sara Lange
Special Events Manager, National Children’s Museum

Matt Lauer
Partner, Qorvis Communications LLC

Becky Lee
Executive Director/Founder, Becky’s Fund

Eddie Lee
Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement AAPI Outreach

Pum Lefebure
Co-Founding Partner/Creative Director, Design Army

Jake Lefebure
CEO/Co-Founder, Design Army

Svetlana Legetic
Founder, BrightestYoungThings

Jeff Lerner
Political Director, Democratic National Committee

Rachel Lerner
Vice President, J Street Education Fund

Alexis Levine
Founder, Savvy Media

Paul Lindsay
Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

Kirsten Lodal
Co-Founder/CEO, LIFT

Allison Long Hardy

Rafael Mendes Loureiro
Foreign Associate, Hogan & Harrison LLC

Annie Lowrey
Economic Policy Correspondent, The New York Times

Rufus Lusk
Partner/Producer/Director, Cowboy Bear Ninja Productions


Dana Manatos
Vice President of Operations, Edward Marc Chocalatier

Tom Manatos
Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Sarah Margon
Associate Director, Center for American Progress

Violetta Markelou
Photographer/ Visual Artist

Kouri Marshall
Director, Obama for America Washington, D.C.

Lindsay Mask
Principal, Global Vision Communications

Jaclyn Mason
Owner, Charm Georgetown

Alyssa Mastromonaco
Deputy Chief of Staff, White House

Sommer Mathis
Editor, Atlantic Cities

Seth McClelland
Co-Owner, One Lounge

Amber McDonald

Britt McHenry, Sports Reporter for WJLA-TV ABC 7. (Photo by Dustin C. Lilley)

Associate, Baker & Miller; Founder, The Kindness Collective

Tommy McFly
DJ/Radio Host, 94.7 Fresh FM

Britt McHenry
Sports Reporter, WJLA-TV ABC 7

Andrew J. McKenna
Founder/President/CEO, McKenna & Associates

Parag Mehta
Special Assistant to the Director, OFCCP, U.S. Department of Labor

Spike Mendelsohn
Restaurateur, Good Stuff Eatery/We, the Pizza

Alicia Menendez
Senior Advisor, New Democratic Network

Elaine Mensah
Founder and Fashion Director, SVELTE LLC

Marika Meyer
Marika Meyer Interiors

Kate Michael
President, K Street Kate, LLC

Jeff Mills
Executive Director of Food Service, D.C. Public Schools

Diana Minshall

Navroop Mitter

Agent, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Navroop Miter
CEO/Co-Founder, Gryphn

Lisa Morales-Hellebo
Founder, Shopsy

David Muse
Artistic Director, Studio Theatre


Deejay Neekola
DJ/Music Producer

Jared Nelson
Company Dancer, The Washington Ballet

Konrad NG
Asian Pacific American Program Director, Smithsonian

Paul Nitze
Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

Andrew Noyes
Manager, Public Policy Communications, Facebook

Ora Nwabueze
Owner, The Dunes LLC


Maggie O’Neill

Maggie O'Neill

Owner, O’Neill Studios LLC

Carlos Odio
Director of Special Projects, New Organizing Institute

Anne Olaimey
Director of Office of Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce

Brian Orakpo
Defensive End, Washington Redskins

Alex Ovechkin
NHL Left Wing, Washington Capitals; Founder, Crazy Eights


Charlie Paret
Co-Founder, Paxton Stuart LLC

Dan Pfeiffer
Communications Director, The White House

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

Erich Pica
President, Friends of the Earth

ADA Polla
Founder/CEO, Alchimie Forever

Michael Lee Pope
Author/Reporter, National Public Radio

Drew Porterfield
Curator/Director, LongView Group

Jen Psaki
Senior VP/ Managing director, Global Strategy Group


Ben Quayle
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Ariz.)

Tara De Nicolas and Darby, her beloved, kid-friendly pit bull. (Photo courtesy of Vithaya Phongsavan).


Gautam Raghavan
LGBT Liaison, White House Office of Public Engagement

Oscar Ramirez
Principal, Podesta Group

Steve Ressler
Founder/President, GovLoop

Ben Rhodes

President Obama and Ben Rhodes (Pete Souza/White House)

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, White House

Karen Richardson
Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

Sebastian Rivera
Senior Loan Officer, Potomac Mortgage Group

Joseph E. Robert III
Board of Directors, Fight for Children; Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Nicole Rodgers
President, Role/Reboot

Luke Russert
News Correspondent, NBC/MSNBC


Karim Sadjadpour
Associate, Carnegie Endowment

Victor Sanchez
President, U.S. Student Association

Jayne Sandman
Director, BrandLinkDC

Michael Sapienza
Executive Director, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation

DJ Saul
Vice President of New Ventures, iStrategyLabs

Leo Schmid
Editor, Thrillist

Taylor Schlette
Marketing Assistant, South Moon Under

Aaron Schock
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Ill.)

John Schriffen
Reporter, WRC/NBC-4

Nikki Schwab
Yeas & Nays Columnist, Washington Examiner

Sheldon Scott
General Manager, Marvin

Rachel Sergi
Beverage Director, Jack Rose

Rajiv Shah
Director, USAID

Nick Shapiro
Special Assistant to the Homeland Security Advisor

Renee Sharrow
Director of Public Relations, Park Hyatt Washington

Muna Shikaki
Correspondent, Al Arabiya

Arash Shirazi
Founder/President, Bullitt Bookings

Cynee Simpson
Reporter, WJLA/ABC-7

Nicole Siobal
Founder/Product Manager, New Media Strategies

Nicole Siobal and Angie Goff. (Photo by Kyle Samperton, Washington Life Magzine)

Alex Skatell
Media Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

Amos Snead
Principal, Story Partners

Nora Sommerkamp
Model; Guest Relations Manager, Jefferson Hotel

Douglas Sonders
Co-Founder, 8112 Studios; Photographer

Pamela Sorensen
Founder, Pamela’s Punch

Michael Steel
Press Secretary, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Sam Stein
Political Reporter, The Huffington Post

Sally Steponkus
Sally Steponkus Interiors

Karti Subramanian
Co-Founder, Vera Solutions


Qubad Talabani. (Photo by Tony Powell, Washington Life Magazine)

Qubad J. Talabani
Representative to the U.S., Kurdistan Regional Government

Katherine Tarbox
Senior Editor, Realtor Magazine

Ashley Taylor
Marketing, Sales & Operations Manager, Washington Fine Properties

Josie Taylor
President, The Madison

Holly Thomas
D.C. Editor, Refinery29

Jesse Thomas
Founder/CEO, JESS3

Aureta Thomollari
President, D&A Luxury Consulting

John Thornley
Lead Singer, US Royalty

Paul Thornley
Guitarist, US Royalty

Erin Thornton
Global Policy Director, ONE

Scott Thuman
Anchor/Reporter, WJLA/ABC-7

Elliot Totah
Executive Vice President, The Oxbridge Group


Stephanie Valencia
Deputy Director, WH OPE

Omar Vargas

Omar Vargas

Executive Director of Global Policy/ Government Affairs, PepsiCo

Tommy Vietor
Press Secretary, National Security Council

Amelia Wang
Chief of Staff, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)


Jon Ward
Senior Political Reporter, Huffington Post

William “Pepper” Watkins
Special Projects Manager, The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Andre Wells

Cassidy Karakorn and John Thornley. (Photo by Tony Powell, Washington Life Magazine)

Founder, Events by Andre Wells

Christina Wilkie
Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

Erica Williams
Senior Strategist, Citizen Engagement Lab

Jessica Wright
Director of Scheduling, The White House


Uri Zaki
Director, B’Tselem USA

Katherine Zaleski
Executive Producer/Head of Digital News Products, The Washington Post

Ryan Zimmerman
Third Baseman, Washington Nationals

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