The 2020 A-List

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Washington Life’s A-List — the last word on the capital’s major head turners >>

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

Vice President Mike Pence and Ms. Karen Pence, Educator and Author
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Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of Morocco, and Mr.Muhammad Reza Nouri Esfandiari

Dr. Jerome Adams, M.D., Surgeon General of the United States, and Ms. Lacey Adams

Mr. Robert L. Allbritton, Owner and Founder, Capitol News Company, and Dr. Elena Allbritton, Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgery Center of Washington

His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Yousef Al Otaiaba, and Ms.
Abeer Al Otaiba 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Kuwait, Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Refugee Agency

Mr. José Andrés, Chef, Restaurateur and Founder of World Central Kitchen, and Ms.
Patricia Andrés 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Russia, Anatoly Antonov 

The Honorable Alex M. Azar, II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Ms. Jennifer Azar

Mr. Martin (Marty) Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

The Honorable William P. Barr, Attorney General, and Ms. Christine Barr 

Mr. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon and Owner, The Washington Post

The Honorable Joseph R. (“Joe”) Biden, Former Vice President of the United States and Ms. Jill Biden, Ph.D., Educator

Dr. Deborah Birx, M.D., Coordinator. White House Coronavirus Task Force, and Mr. Paige
Reffe, Attorney Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer  Psychologist, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mr. Lonnie Bunch, Secretary, The Smithsonian Institution, and Ms. Maria Marable-Bunch, Associate Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Ms. Buffy Cafritz, Philanthropist, Mr. Calvin Cafritz, Principal, Cafritz Enterprises and Chairman, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and Ms. Jane Lipton Cafritz, Principal, Cafritz Enterprises and Director, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Honorable Dr. Benjamin S. (Ben) Carson, SR., Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Ms. Candy Carson, Author and Businesswoman

Mr. Steve Case Chairman, Case Foundation, and Ms. Jean Case, CEO, Case Foundation

The Honorable Richard B. Cheney, former Vice President of the United States, and The Honorable Lynne Cheney, Author, Historian and Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Ms. Melissa Chiu, Director, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Mr. Benjamin Genocchio, Writer and Art Critic

The Honorable William Jefferson (“Bill”) Clinton, former President of the United States, and The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State

The Honorable James E. (“Jim”) Clyburn, House Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives, and Ms. Emily Clyburn

Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, and Ms. Diane Baker, Counselor, Children’s Inn, National Institute of Health

The Honorable Susan Collins, U.S. Senate, and Mr. Thomas A. (Tom) Daffron 

Ms. Kelly Anne Conway, Counselor to the President, The White House, and Mr. George T. Conway, III, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, N.Y.

The Honorable Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education, and Mr. Dick Devos, former president and CEO, Amway

The Honorable Richard J. (Dick) Durbin,  Assistant Minority Leader, U.S. Senate, and Loretta Durbin, Founder, Government Affairs Consulting L.L.C.

The Honorable Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense, and Ms. Lea Esper 

His Excellency the Ambassador of France Philippe Étienne and Madame Patricia Étienne 

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute
of Health, and Ms. Christine Grady, Chief, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health

Ms. Renée Fleming, soprano, and Mr. Timothy Jessell, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P.

Ms. Kristalia Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, and Mr. Kino Kinov 

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

Mr. Donald E. Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings Company, and Ms. Amanda Bennett, Journalist

The Honorable Lindsey O. Graham, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate

The Honorable Chuck Grassely, President Pro Tempore, U.S. Senate, and Ms. Barbara Grassley 

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Senate, and Mr.Douglas Emhof, Attorney

The Honorable Gina Haspel, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

The Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, House Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Mr. Al Hunt and Ms. Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, “PBS News Hour”

Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder, Emerson Collective

Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld L.L.P., and Ms. Ann Jordan, Emeritus Trustee, The Kennedy Center

Her Excellency the Ambassador of Jordan Dina Kawar 

Associate Justice (Retired) Anthony Kennedy and Ms. Mary Davis 

Ms. Julie Kent, Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet, and Mr. Victor Barbee, Associate Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet

The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate, and Mr. John Bessler, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center

Mr. Lawrence J. (Larry) Kudlow, Director, National Economic Council, and Ms. Judith Kudlow, Painter

Mr. Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President, The White House, and Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President

The Honorable Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, and Ms. Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy 

The Honorable Theodore J. (Ted) Leonsis, Owner and CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and Ms. Lynn Leonsis 

The Honorable John Lewis,  U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Nita Lowey, Chairman, Appropriations Commmittee, U.S. House of Representatives, and Mr. Stephen Lowey, Partner, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., White Plains, NY.

Mr. David Malpass, Group President, The World Bank, and Ms. Adele Malpass 

Mr. J. Willard Marriott Jr., Chairman and CEO, Marriott International, and Ms. Donna Marriott

Mrs. Jacqueline Bader Mars, Philanthropist

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, and Ms. Judy McCarthy 

The Honorable Mitchell (Mitch) McConnel, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Elaine Lan Chao, Secretary of Transportation

The Honorable Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, The White House, and Ms. Debbie Meadows

The Honorable Steven (Steve) Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, and Ms. Louise Linton 

The Honorable Liza Murkowski, U.S.Senate, and Mr. Verne Martell 

The Honorable Richard Neal, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, and Ms. Maureen Neal 

The Honorable William T. Newman JR., Chief Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit, and Ms. Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hotels and Resorts

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein 

The Honorable Barack H. Obama, Former President of the United States, and Ms. Michelle Obama 

Ms. Norah O’Donnell, Anchor, “CBS Evening News,” and Mr. Geoff Tracy, Restaurateur

Mr. Alexander Ovechkin, Captain, Washington Capitals, and Ms. Anastasia Shubskaya Ovechkin

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi 

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi,  Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Mr. Paul Pelosi, Owner, Financial Leasing Services

Her Excellency the Ambassador of the United Kingdom dame Karen Pierce and Mr. Charles Roxburgh, Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, United Kingdom

The Honorable Michael R. (Mike) Pompeo, Secretary of State, and Ms. Susan Pompeo

General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State, and Ms. Alma Powell, Chairman Emeritus, America’s Promise Alliance

The Honorable Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors, The Federal Reserve System, and Ms. Elissa Leonard 

The Honorable Mitchell (Mitch) Rales, Chairman, Executive Committee,

Danaher Corporation, and Ms. Emily Wei Rales, Director and Chief Curator,

The Honorable Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America, and Ms. Susan Tolson 

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.. and Ms. Jane Sullivan Roberts, Managing Partner, Mlegal Group, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV, U.S. Senate (Ret’d.) and Ms. Sharon Percy Rockefeller, CEO, WETA-TV

The Honorable Mitt Romney  U.S. Senate, and Ms. Ann Romney

The Honorable Wilbur Ross Jr., Secretary of Commerce, and Ms. Hilary Geary Ross 

Mr. David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group; Philanthropist

Ms. Deborah Rutter, President, The Kennedy Center and Mr. Peter Ellefson, Professor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Mr. Fredereck  J. (Fred) Ryan, JR., Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post, and Ms. Genevive (Genny) Ryan, Vice Chairman, The National Theatre

The Honorable Bernard (Bernie) Sanders, U.S. Senate, and Ms. Jane O’Mera Sanders

Mr. Roder Sant, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, The AES Corporation;

The Honorable Steve Scalise, Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives, and Ms. Jennifer Scalise

The Honorable Adam Schiff, Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives, and Ms. Eve Schiff 

The Honorable Chuck Shumer, Minority Leader, U.S. Senate, and Ms. Iris Weinshall, Chief Operating Officer, The New York Public Library

The Honorable Richard Shelby, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, and Ms. Annette Nevin 

Mr. Daniel M. Snyder, Majority Owner, The Washington Redskins, and Ms. Tanya Snyder 

Mr. Arne Sorenson, CEO and President, Marriott International, and Ms. Ruth Marie Sorenson

The Honorable John Thune, Majority Whip, U.S. Senate and Ms. Kimberley Thune 

His Excellency the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Cui Tiankai and Ms. Ni Peijun 

Mr. Chuck Todd, Moderator, “Meet the Press,” NBC News, and Ms. Kristian Todd

His Excellency the Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio, and Ms. Micalea Barbagello Varricchio 

Mr. Christopher (Chis) Wallace, Host, “Fox News Sunday,” Fox News, and Ms.
Lorraine Wallace, Author

The Honorable Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senate, and Mr. Bruce H. Mann, Professor,
Harvard Law School

The Honorable Christopher A. (Chris) Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Ms.

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