Hans Bruland, general manager of the historic Hay Adams, brings more than 26
years of hospitality industry experience to this andmark property.
In June 2001,
he assumed additionalresponsibilities as vice president of the Hay Adams
Management Company, LLC. Board memberships include the Washington
Performing Arts Society, Leadership Washington and the Carino Collection.
Kitty Hsu Dana, associate general secretary for advancement at the American
Friends Service Committee
. She has held senior positions with the American
Public Health Association, Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the Helix Health
System. Ms. Dana serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts Council
of the Nation’s Capital and was previously on the Board of the National
Multicultural Institute. She is a graduate of Leadership Washington.
Myriam Khalifa is the senior vice president of Human Resources for Avendra, LLC,
the leading independent, business-to-business procurement company serving the
hospitality industry.
Before joining Avendra, Ms. Khalifa was vice president of
Human Resources for Marriott International where she began her career 20 years
earlier. Ms. Khalifa also recently oversaw the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) program for managing executive development for Egyptian
CEOs and business leaders.
Elizabeth Shea, President and CEO of Speakerbox Communications,LLC,
a business communications firm founded in 1997.
Ms. Shea has twenty years of
technology experience, working with such companies as Apple Computer,
Momenta Corporation SuperMac Technologies, Falcon Microsystems and I-Net.
In 2001, Ms. Shea was recognized as the 2001 PR Woman of the Year by
Washington Women in Public Relations and as the Entrepreneur Leadership
Award Winner for Women in Technology in 2005. She serves on the
Communications Department Advisory Council at George Mason University.
Jim Wolfe is the CEO and co-founder of J Street Consulting, a Washington, DC
firm specializing in strategies for new products and new companies. 
Jim also
serves as Entrepreneur in Residence and Assistant Professor at George Mason
University.  He has been a founder, director, or consultant to more than 50
early-stage firms in a wide range of industries both in the U.S. and abroad.
Currently Jim is the Treasurer of the Business Alliance, and is a past director
of the National Entrepreneurship Foundation, the National Business Incubation
Association, and a former Trustee of Indiana University. 
William Zeigler, Jr., Ph.D. serves as Vice President, Human Resources and
Organization Development at
Washington Gas. Prior to joining Washington Gas,
Dr. Zeigler was the National Director, Leadership & Organizational Change,
at Ernst & Young LLP and served as Senior Director, Organization Development
with Praxair, Inc. Prior to Praxair, he held similar positions at GenCorp, Inc.,
Tenneco’s Automotive Division, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Aetna.
He serves on several boards including Chairman of the American Gas
Association’s  HR Policy Committee, Howard University FAS Program,
GMU College of Education and Human Development, and the Mid-Atlantic
Region of INROADS.