About Us

Our Organization

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43-square-block neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.

Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle BID encourages economic development through capital improvement projects, a variety of engaging events, and public art projects. The BID also strives to increase quality of life through public safety and maintenance services. The BID is funded by a special tax that is paid by property owners within the neighborhood. The Golden Triangle BID’s operating budget for FY2018 is $5,550,346 and can be divided as follows: $2,414,130 for Ambassador and Safe and Secure Programs; $688,658 for Public Realm; $786,191 for Research/Economic Development/Marketing/Events; and $1,059,325 for Administration.

The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood. The staff serve as a first point of contact for member questions and issues and act as a key liaison between businesses and many city agencies. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle.

The BID is dedicated to making the Golden Triangle a great place to live, work, and play.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Board President: Scott Mead, Lerner Corporation

Board Vice President: Sean Warfield, Tishman Speyer

Past President/Board Secretary: Kathryn Clement, JBG Smith

Past President/Executive Committee Member: Gregory Meyer, Brookfield Properties

Executive Committee Member: John Sikaitis, JLL



Mark Benedetti – Blake Real Estate

James BrawnerBrawner Management, LLC

Hans Bruland – The Hay-Adams

Anthony Chang – Washington REIT

Kathryn Clement – JBG Smith

Holly CookAmerican Bar Association

Joe DonovanBeacon Capital Partners, LLC

Dan Dooley – Carr Properties

Bill FeeksRockrose Development

William GrilloCushman & Wakefield

Janene JacksonHolland & Knight

Caroline KrugerBoston Properties

Scott MeadLerner Corporation

Gregory Meyer – Brookfield Properties

Eric Posner – The Tower Companies

James RichZuckerman Gravely Management

John Sikaitis – JLL

David Toney – Akridge

Sean WarfieldTishman Speyer

Nicola WhitemanApartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington


Ex Officio:

Stanley FinemanWilkes Artis, Chartered

Carl Gewirz

Golden Triangle Staff

Leona Agouridis
Executive Director

Alex Cornacchini
Public Realm Coordinator

Yiyang D’Allaird
Public Space & Outreach Coordinator

Lee Ford-Dwyer
Research Manager

Tabatha Gilmore
Events & Marketing Manager

Drew Ann Jubert
Director of Finance & Administration

Abbe Kaufmann
Partnerships and Development Initiatives

Mike Manetti
Safety and Security Program Manager

Karyn Miller
Public Space Activation Curator

Karen Montagne
Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Polina Nikolaeva
Accounting Manager

Pat Powell
Director of Operations & Preparedness

Dominique Purnell
Office Manager

Samantha Schmieder
Communications Specialist

Steve Simon
Director of Communications & Marketing

David Suls
Senior Director of Planning & Policy

Mike Van Atta
Planning Manager



Career Opportunities

Below you will find the job opportunities that are currently available with the Golden Triangle BID. We hope that you will decide to take the next step of your career here with us. Application details and contact information is available within each file.

Seasonal Part-Time Summer Event Assistant

Our Part-time Summer Event Assistants represent the face of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District during the neighborhood’s five-month outdoor activation season. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about welcoming participants to our more than 100 outdoor events and enjoy working in an active, vibrant downtown environment in the heart DC’s central business district.

Ambassador Program

The Golden Triangle BID contracts with Block by Block to provide the Ambassador program services. This program plays a key role in shaping the neighborhood’s identity as a safe, hospitable community where people can work, shop, and dine.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Golden Triangle BID produces engaging events and initiatives that serve our members, and the communities that work in, live by, and visit Washington’s Central Business District.  Sponsorship packages are available providing exposure to thousands of metro-DC professionals, as well as valuable recognition and marketing benefits. Opportunities to support arts, sustainability, and other important BID programs are in development. To learn more, contact Abbe Kaufmann, Partnerships and Development Initiatives, at 202.759.9569 or akaufmann@goldentriangledc.com.


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