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Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty Continues to Round Out Cabinet-Level Nominations

At Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty’s final press conference before becoming Mayor of the District of Columbia, he announced another round of cabinet-level appointments for his administration.

Today’s announcements are:

  • Brian K. Lee, Interim Fire Chief, DC Fire/EMS
  • Emeka C. Moneme, Director, Department of Transportation
  • Nebiat Solomon, Director, Office on African Affairs
  • Merrit Drucker, Director, Neighborhood Services and Community Affairs
  • Kerwin E. Miller, Director, DC Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Barbara Childs-Pair, Director, DC Emergency Management Agency
  • Lars Etzkorn, Director, Property Management 
  • Lucinda Babers, Interim Director, Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV)
  • Robert LeGrande, II, Interim Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
  • Victor Selman, Interim Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Erik Moses, Interim Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development

Boards and Commissions

  • Carla Brailey, Chair, Boards and Commissions
  • Matthew Cutts, Chair, Sports and Entertainment Commission
  • Laura Slover, School Board
  • Tonya Kinlow, School Board
  • Herb Scott, School Board

Brian K. Lee, Interim Fire Chief

Brian Lee has been chosen to serve as the District of Columbia’s Interim Fire Chief. Lee has more than 20 years of service with the DC Fire/EMS Department. He joined the Department in July 1985 and rose through the ranks to his current position of Battalion Fire Chief – Special Operations. During this time, he has also received certificates in various specialties including Emergency Medical Technician, incident command and emergency preparedness. During his tenure, Lee was also elected to several positions within the Firefighters Association including vice president and chair of the board. He currently serves on the DC Retirement Board, which oversees the investments and benefits for retirements of firefighters, police and teachers. He is involved in numerous community programs such as the Southeast Whitehouse, Leadership Greater Washington and the Urban Alliance.

Chief Lee has been a Washingtonian since early childhood and grew up in the Shaw and Anacostia neighborhoods. He attended and graduated from the D.C. Public School System. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of the District of Columbia with a business degree in procurement/ public contracts. He also received a scholarship to the Harvard University Trade Union Program, completing the certificate program in 1994. He is currently enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University Fire Executive Leadership Program.

Emeka C. Moneme, Director
Department of Transportation 

Emeka C. Moneme will be named director of the DC Department of Transportation. Moneme brings a wealth of public management and financial experience in developing and implementing corporate strategy for public and private sector organizations. The majority of Mr. Moneme’s experience has been in the transportation sector, primarily the highway and transit industries. Emeka most recently served as the chief of staff for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). 

He began his career with the District Government in 2000, with the Department of Public Works. In one of his first major assignments, Mr. Moneme worked closely with the transportation director to develop the management case and legislative proposal for the creation of a stand-alone Department of Transportation, and then helped facilitate its implementation. Other major accomplishments during his tenure with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) include facilitating the creation of the agency’s first business plan and directing reforms to the capital programming process. Prior to his departure from the government in 2003, he served as the department’s senior advisor on financial and federal legislative issues.

After leaving DDOT, Mr. Moneme further developed and enhanced his skills as a management consultant working with public and private sector clients. In this role, he worked on wide range of projects, from providing management efficiency consulting for state and local government agencies to performing due diligence services for major transportation financing transactions. This experience also allowed Mr. Moneme to further develop his expertise in capital program management.

In early 2006, Emeka joined WMATA as chief of staff. In this role, he served as the chief management advisor to the general manager and worked closely with other WMATA senior executives to coordinate the Authority’s overall business strategy and identify and implement new initiatives.

Mr. Moneme holds a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics from Miami University (1995) and a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati (2000).

Nebiat Solomon, Director 
Office on African Affairs

Nebiat Solomon has been named director for the office on African Affairs. She has been employed with the District government for the past two years, leading the Planning and Evaluation Division of the DC Energy Office, and currently with the Department of Environment. At the Office of Energy, her duties were focused on the evaluation of programs worth $9 million. Additionally, she has been responsible for the coordination of responses to energy emergencies that may take place in the District of Columbia.

Previously, she has served as a staff member with the Broward County Office of Economic Development, where she concentrated on commercial and residential redevelopment projects that utilize sustainable designs and building practices. There, she wrote numerous grant proposals to fund these projects. She also volunteered as an Environmental Education Instructor with the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center.

Prior to that, Ms. Solomon worked in the nonprofit sector for Cyber Sustainable Networks, where she developed alliances among international stakeholders and helped organize joint sustainable development projects.

For the first three years of her career, she worked in the Renewable Energy Division of Winrock International, a non-profit organization that promoted the deployment and commercialization of renewable energy technologies in developing countries. During college, Ms. Solomon spent a year with the federal government as an intern for the U.S. Forest Service, where she researched a range of environmental issues and wrote numerous analyses and reports.

A native of Ethiopia, Ms. Solomon has had extensive interaction with international audiences. She was a member of the committee that drafted the Language Access Act. Her educational background is in the area of Environmental Geography and Business. 

Merrit Drucker, Director
Neighborhood Services and Community Affairs

Merrit Drucker will be selected to serve the director of Neighborhood Services and Community Affairs. He’s currently the Clean City coordinator in the Office of the City Administrator and is responsible for improving the overall cleanliness of the District. 

Prior to serving as the Clean City coordinator, he was the Ward 4 neighborhood services coordinator for four years, and was responsible for improving services and eliminating blighted conditions. He is originally from New York City, where he lived in Queens and on Long Island. He graduated from St. John's University and earned a degree in psychology and a regular Army commission through ROTC in 1973. He served as an Infantry officer in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas, including five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, and retired in 1993. 

Mr. Drucker worked for a Washington, DC firm, Conservation, Environment, and Historic Preservation, Inc. (CEHP) for a year, specializing on federal historic preservation programs. He was than employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for six years, where he was a project manager, trainer, an environmental compliance specialist, and a pollution prevention specialist, supporting Department of Defense, EPA, and private sector environmental programs. He has been an environmental activist for many years, and served as a volunteer during the 2000 Census on the DC Complete Count Committee, responsible for outreach to universities and to minority populations. 

Mr. Drucker holds a master's degree, in human resources management from Pepperdine University as well as a master’s in Philosophy from UCLA. He resides with his family in Shepherd Park, in Ward 4.

Kerwin E. Miller, Director 
DC Office of Veterans Affairs

Kerwin E. Miller will be reappointed as the director of the District Office of Veteran’s Affairs. He served as a surface warfare qualified officer onboard USS Savannah (AOR- 4), and as the officer-in-charge of the military department onboard USNS Pawcatuck (TAO-108). He served as the Navy's Affirmative Action Plan manager, prior to leaving active duty military service in February 1982.

He was born the son of a US Army officer on October 3, 1953, in Washington, DC. He attended primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and Europe. He earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from the US Naval Academy in 1975. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as naval officer in the US Navy. In May 1985, he graduated cum laude from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, and received a Juris Doctor Degree. He was the first US Naval Academy graduate to graduate from the Howard University School of Law. While attending the Howard University School of Law, he was a 1985 Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities Honoree, and was the first winner in recent times, for both the Best Brief and as the Best Oralist in the 1985 Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court Competition. He also authored a Note, Fourth Amendment Protection Extends to a Landowner of a Field Where a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy is Manifested by Substantial Measures Taken to Exclude the Public, 28 How. L.J. 313 (1985) that was cited in the National Law Journal, as "worth reading."

Attorney Miller served for two years, as the law clerk to the Honorable Shellie F. Bowers, associate judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court, in Washington, DC. His responsibilities included researching and recommending action on motions, drafting legal memoranda and opinions on substantive and procedural issues, in the areas of criminal, civil and family law.

Attorney Miller earned a Master of Laws Degree in September 1989, from the George Washington University National Law Center. During his graduate clinical studies at the George Washington University National Law Center, he served as an attorney intern at the Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, International Trade Section.

Barbara Childs-Pair
Director, DC Emergency Management Agency

Barbara Childs-Pair will be reappointed as the director of the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA). She began her career in 1973 with the Office of Civil Defense, now the DC Emergency Management Agency, as a clerk typist. During the past 30 years she has held several positions within DCEMA, including administrative aide, chief of plans and training, chief of operations, and deputy director of emergency operations. She served as deputy director of the agency from 1995 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2003.

During Ms. Childs-Pair's tenure at DCEMA, she has participated in eight presidential inaugurations, the 1982 Air Florida response and recovery in conjunction with the Metrorail crash and major snow storm, the 1977 hostage incident at the Wilson Building, the Million Man March, obtained seven Presidential Emergency Disaster declarations, and provided coordination of other major events in the District of Columbia, such as the Presidential State Funeral and the State Funeral of Rosa Parks. She also served as the lead planner for the District of Columbia government in its mitigation and preparedness efforts for the Year 2000 (Y2K) potential technology interruptions to ensure continuity of government operations.

Following the events of September 11, 2001, Ms. Childs-Pair assisted with the development of the District Response Plan, which reflects the functional aspects of the Federal Response Plan and ensures coordination and communications within the District government, as well as with numerous federal agencies, schools, universities, businesses, and the community.

As program manager for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), Ms. Childs-Pair coordinated all District agencies' documentation for compliance with the 54 standards under EMAP. The District, one of only two awardees, received full EMAP accreditation on September 4, 2003.

Ms. Childs-Pair has participated on the regional and local Health and Medical Bioterrorism Task Force and the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Task Force, and she is a member of the National Emergency Management Association and Black Public Administrators. She received the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for Distinguished DC Government Employees in 2000.

She has also served as a Regional Vice President for the National Emergency Management Association and currently serves as the President of the All-Hazardous Consortium- which stimulates regional collaboration resulting in regionally coordinated programs, sharing of best practices and new technologies.

Ms. Childs-Pair attended Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, and majored in biology.

Lars Etzkorn, Director
Property Management

Lars Etzkorn will be named as the director of the Office of Property Management. He brings proven success reforming complex service organizations and in policy development and advocacy. He is experienced also in developing and managing operating budgets, and in forging and maintaining coalitions. 

In 2000, Etzkorn was appointed by Mayor Anthony A. Williams to serve as Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) for public space management. As such he was responsible for 240+ employees delivering front-line municipal services, including snow removal, street and bridge maintenance, and street sign fabrication and installation. As DDOT Associate Director he grew public space annual rental income 81% from $3 million to $37 million in five years, and he directed selection of and negotiated the $152+ million 20-year bus shelter franchise with Clear Channel Adshell. Since July 2006, Etzkorn has served as DDOT’s Deputy Director. 

Before joining DDOT, Etzkorn worked for the City of St. Louis’ Economic Development Agency, where he directed a $50+ million portfolio of economic development projects, including downtown arts loft district streetscape and mixed-use transit oriented development, and where he lobbied successfully to have the Illinois Department of Transportation redesign approaches for a new downtown Mississippi river bridge to respect St. Louis City’s street grid. 

Etzkorn started his career in public service here in Washington, as a Counsel for the United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and later as Congressional Liaison and Counselor to the Vice Chair at the Interstate Commerce Commission. 

He received an A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D., cum laude, from Saint Louis University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. He is a member of the Missouri Bar. He has completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Lucinda Babers, Interim Director
Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV)

Lucinda Babers has been named interim director for the District of Columbia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Babers is a well-qualified executive with a proven track record in business management, leadership and service delivery. She has experience managing projects and people, delivering customer service and leading change for both government agencies and private organizations.

For the past three years, Babers has served as the deputy director for DC DMV. In this position, she was in charge of departmental operations, including licensing, titling, registration, inspection and adjudication functions. She revamped Dealer Services by introducing yearly dealer training, revised registration procedures, conducted violation hearings resulting in over 59 dealer suspensions/revocations, increased security features of temporary tags and eliminated issuance of temporary tags by used car dealerships. She also reviewed and revised numerous customer service processes, such as the medical review process, that contributed to the District of Columbia Federation of Citizens Association unanimously recognizing the DC DMV as the “Greatest Improvement in Public Service for 2006”.

Prior to joining DC DMV, Babers, served in several senior management positions at Amtrak, including the project manager for the company’s service guarantee initiative. Babers is no stranger to DC government, previously working on management reform projects for the city manager during the Control Board era and serving as an internal consultant/project manager for the city administrator and corrections. Babers started her career as an officer in the military.

Babers holds a Masters of Science in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Robert LeGrande, II, Interim Director
Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Robert LeGrande, II has been selected to serve as the interim director of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Mr. LeGrande is a seasoned IT professional with a diverse history of executive level managerial experience in both the corporate and municipal arenas. 

He currently serves as deputy chief technology officer for the District of Columbia. In this capacity, he provides leadership for the city’s Wireless Network Operations, Human Services Modernization Program, Citywide Credentialing and the National Capitol Region’s Interoperable Communications Program.

Under his direction, the nation’s first city-wide broadband wireless network for first responders has been implemented. This pilot network serves as a testbed for how applications can be shared securely among public safety agencies and provides insight to key requirements and operational issues regarding broadband technology. Similarly, the Human Services Modernization Program will upgrade and integrate IT applications across human services agencies throughout the District of Columbia.

In addition, Mr. LeGrande oversees the establishment of a comprehensive data solution for public safety and first responders under the National Capital Region’s Interoperability Program. This program will allow all agencies in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland to share information concerning incidents that affect the region and allow for unified response and support from multiple jurisdictions on a real-time basis. The Department of Homeland Security, Congressional representatives and regional legislators are primary stakeholders.

Prior to his position with the DC government, Mr. LeGrande worked as the National Director for the Microsoft Practice with Proxicom, Inc. This engagement gave him executive oversight responsibilities for a diverse set of program engagements including: (www.exxonmobil.com), (www.MBCC.com), (www.AEAnet.org) and (www.MERANT.com); and, managerial responsibility for a staff of four Regional Directors and 120 Software Engineers. Before that, Mr. LeGrande worked as a Consultant Program Manager for MCI’s Internet and Intranet Development Group. There he managed over 18 web-based projects, including (www.MCICENTER.com) and MCI’s award winning Investor Relations website.

Mr. LeGrande began his career with Lockheed Martin as a Configuration Management, Software Test and Integration Engineer and Project Manager on the AN/BSY Submarine Combat System and Vertical Launching System programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University, where he studied Physics with a minor in Mathematics.

Victor Selman, Interim Director
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Victor Selman will serve as the interim director of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Currently, he’s the director of operations for the agency. Other positions held at DHCD include housing and development project manager and deputy chief of Development Finance.

During his time at DHCD, he has designed and implemented business and economic development programs for local communities in the District of Columbia. Mr. Selman has successfully marketed and sold city-owned land through the Redevelopment Land Agency (RLA) for development purposes resulting in over $100 million in mixed-use development. He has provided business technical assistance to more than 100 small businesses in the District of Columbia within a five-year period. Mr. Selman has also underwritten and closed over $100 million in CDBG funding resulting in projects valued over $350 million. Responsibilities require close working relationship with fellow District Agencies, the DC Housing Finance Agency, the Local Support Initiatives Corporation and the private commercial lenders.

Mr. Selman has served as the economic development specialist for the Office of Business and Economic Development. He received as an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a B.B.A. in economics and finance from Howard University.

Erik A. Moses, Interim Director
Department of Small and Local Business Development

Erik A. Moses will serve as interim director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development. He is a founder and the chief operating officer of Legacy Holdings LLC. During his nearly four years in private practice, Mr. Moses participated in over 100 transactions by negotiating and drafting transaction documents, closing documents, and/or conducting closings of such transactions. 

Mr. Moses is a member of the Maryland bar and the District of Columbia bar. He began his legal career in private practice in Washington, DC with the firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLLC representing media and communications companies in merger and acquisition transactions and regulatory and compliance matters. He left private practice to join America Online, Inc. At AOL he has served as the primary legal counsel to several business units specializing in transactional and operational matters and as a director of business development for the International & Web Services division.

Mr. Moses has served senior advisor to At-Large-Councilmember Kwame R. Brown and was responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and advising Councilmember Brown on economic development issues and projects affecting the District of Columbia, including capital projects, government-supported projects, and issues affecting the development of local, small and disadvantaged businesses

Erik received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. 

Boards and Commissions

Carla Brailey, Chair
Boards and Commissions

Carla Brailey is a native of Houston, Texas and has been apart of the D.C. community for the past five years. She is a 1994 graduate of Texas State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997, and in 2006, she completed a Master of Divinity and Women’s Studies Certificate from Howard University. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University. 

Along with her academic accomplishments and endeavors, Carla has served as the Coordinator of Social Services at Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. She has taught primary, secondary, and postsecondary grade levels and served as an assistant principal at the Harmony Science Academy. Carla served as a lecturer in the Afro-American Studies Department at Howard University. She is most proud of her experience as an Evans E. Crawford Graduate Fellow under the leadership of Dean Bernard Richardson at Howard University’s Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. One of her fondest moments as a graduate assistant at the Chapel included the development of Sis2Sis, the first women’s faith-based ministry at Howard University, which was designed to empower collegiate women socially, politically, psychologically, and spiritually. 

As a researcher, scholar-activist, and minister, Carla has participated regularly in professional meetings, panel discussions, women’s conferences, presented papers, and received several honors. Carla is a 2002 Minority Institutions of Higher Education Initiative Intern sponsored by the Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. In 2003, she served as a panelist and facilitator at the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star Black Women’s Summit as well as a panelist for the Howard University School of Divinity Convocation. She is a 2004 Graduate Research Fellow at the Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI) in Washington, D.C. and a co-recipient of the second place award for the Social Science Doctoral Division at Howard University’s Graduate Symposium. In 2005, she became the first student respondent for the Feminine in Religious Tradition Lecture Series at the Howard University School of Divinity and served as a panelist to address the urgency for Black women to reclaim their images at the National Congress of Negro Women (NCNW) annual conference. Carla received the 2005-2006 Ivan Earle Taylor Scholarship. Additionally, Ms. Brailey was selected among her graduating 2006 cohort to present the invocation prayer at the Annual Graduation Prayer Breakfast at Howard University. Carla Brailey prides herself as bridging theory with practice. 

Mathew D. Cutts, Chair
Sports and Entertainment Commission

Matthew D. Cutts has been selected to chair the Sports and Entertainment Commission. He currently advises clients on complex civil litigation and criminal cases involving corporate and business activities. His civil litigation practice focuses on business dispute and fraud cases, and his criminal cases involve business entities under investigation by state and federal authorities.

Mr. Cutts represents a broad range of domestic and foreign clients, including one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductor computer chips, a leading provider of computer hardware and software, a major oil company, and several large publicly traded corporations. Mr. Cutts also counsels public officials facing Congressional or other federal investigations.

Previously, Mr. Cutts served as the senior law clerk to Chief Judge Annice M. Wagner of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, where he worked on a host of issues ranging from complex Constitutional questions involving the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments, to the application of the rules of civil procedure. Also, as the senior law clerk, Mr. Cutts worked extensively on administrative issues facing the Chief Judge.

He received a bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Laura McGiffert Slover
School Board Member

Laura McGiffert Slover will be appointed to the District of Columbia School Board. Currently, she is the director of content and policy research at Achieve, Inc. Created by the nation's governors and business leaders in 1996, Achieve, Inc. is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that helps states raise academic standards, improve assessments and strengthen accountability to prepare all young people for postsecondary education, work and citizenship.

As director of content and policy research, Laura has senior responsibility for overseeing a number of Achieve's major initiatives in support of its American Diploma Project Network, a coalition of 26 states committed to aligning high school standards, assessments, graduation requirements and accountability systems with the demands of college and the workplace. She supervises Achieve’s Benchmarking Initiative, leads its work with states on building mathematics capacity and oversees the organization's research agenda. Laura has extensive experience reviewing states' academic standards, tests and education policies, and she has written a number of reports and articles.

Before joining Achieve, Laura was a high school English teacher in Eagle County, Colorado, where she was involved in the district's early efforts to develop standards and benchmark assessments. She earned the district's award for "best first year teacher." She also taught writing and composition at Colorado Mountain College.

Laura is a member of the Board of Directors of Project Northstar, an organization that provides mentoring and tutoring to homeless and at-risk students in the District of Columbia. She has tutored the same student since 1999; he is now a senior and applying to colleges.

A native Washingtonian, Laura earned a bachelor's degree in English and American literature from Harvard University; a master's degree in education curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a master's degree in education policy from Georgetown University. She and her husband Bill live in Palisades.

Tonya Vidal Kinlow
School Board Member

Tonya Vidal Kinlow has been chosen to serve as a member of the District of Columbia School Board. She is a public policy advocate in health care and education. She is currently vice president for Government Relations for the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA). Before joining DCHA, Ms. Kinlow was Government Relations Manager for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. (Kaiser Permanente).

Ms. Kinlow’s extensive experience in government relations also includes work as public policy advocate for two professional trade associations, the National Medical Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Tonya began her professional career in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill where she served on the legislative staffs of Congressman Charles Rangel and Congressman Richard Durbin (before he was elected to the U.S. Senate).

Ms. Kinlow is a District of Columbia community activist. She is a former elected At-Large representative on the District of Columbia Board of Education, and is currently vice chair of the Board of DC Voice. As an elected member of the Board of Education, she served as the chair of several policymaking committees, including the public charter school committee. Ms. Kinlow directed the development and adoption of the rules that govern the public charter schools approved by the board. She was also the primary sponsor of board policy establishing new system accountability standards. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Loyola University in New Orleans and a master’s in public administration from American University.

Herb Scott
School Board Member

Herb Scott has been chosen to serve as a member of the District of Columbia School Board. With over 12 years experience, Herb Scott has successfully worked to provide quality educational opportunities for students in the District of Columbia. As an accomplished musician, a former DCPS teacher, a DCPS parent, and non-profit organizer, Mr. Scott has first-hand knowledge of the issues facing the public school system and most importantly its students. 

In addition to being an educator at both the elementary and middle school levels, Mr. Scott effectively leveraged his education and music backgrounds in support of non-profit programs that develop young people. In 2001, Mr. Scott began working with the DC Boys Choir and later served on its board. That experience along with his work at a Ward 8 middle school gave him an appreciation for the difficulties facing students as they transitioned between elementary and high schools. In response to the challenges he observed, in 2005, Mr. Scott co-founded Interstages, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for middle school students in low-income neighborhoods to achieve through academic personalization and study of the arts and history.

Along with his position as Artistic Director of Interstages, Mr. Scott is a realtor with Brian Logan Real Estate. He is also a graduate of Morehouse College and is completing a Master’s in Music from Catholic University of America. He and his wife Sherrie are the parents of three young children.

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