Board of Directors

The AEDP board of directors is comprised of stakeholders representing a range of business sectors including: financial, real estate, hospitality, marketing, information technology, and professional associations. The Board assists in guiding the organization through the creation of strategic plans, overseeing the development of an annual budget, and achieving its mission and goals.

Scott Shaw

ChairAlexandria Restaurant Partners

Scott’s 17-year experience with three startup foodservice companies led him to found a successful software company, Fishbowl, in 2000. After 15 years, he’s back in the restaurant and retail scene in Alexandria.

Kerry Donley

Vice ChairJohn Marshall Bank

Kerry served as mayor of the City of Alexandria from 1996 to 2003 and as vice mayor from 1994 to 1996 and 2009 to 2012. He has a long history of leadership in various community and business organizations.

Dave Millard

Avison Young

Dave is a principal with Avison Young and has vast experience in real estate, landlord and corporate tenant representation, was the 2013-2014 chairman of NAIOP Northern Virginia, and serves on local nonprofit boards.

Marcy Anderson

Federal Professional Solutions

Marcy founded her company in 2005 following her involvement in a variety of successful startups, and served as chairwoman of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center from 2009 to 2011.

A.J. Jackson

JBG Smith

A.J. is a Senior Vice President at EYA. He is involved in several residential projects in Alexandria, including The Oronoco, Old Town Commons, and Robinson Terminal South.

Mark Jinks

City of Alexandria

As City Manager, Mark carries out the policy directives of the City Council and manages the daily operations of City government. From 2004 – 2014 he served as Deputy City Manager where he oversaw efforts related to planning, land use, transportation, code administration, historic preservation, and more. He is the City government’s appointee to the board of directors.

Melissa Webb

Rappaport Companies

Through her work as Executive Director of Brokerage at The Rappaport Companies, a regional leader in commercial retail leasing and development, Melissa has leased more than 100,000 sf of retail space in Alexandria.

Gabriela Cañamar Clark


Gabriela Canamar Clark serves as Principal at LandDesign in Old Town Alexandria. She is a Rosemont resident and ACPS parent who has also served on their Business Advisory Council.

Nishita Henry


Ross Baird

Village Capital

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