NoMa Notes: Special Edition
Meet NoMa BID's New President & CEO
We’re excited to share with you the news that the Board of Directors of the NoMa BID has selected Maura Brophy as the next President & CEO. Brophy succeeds Robin-Eve Jasper who announced her plans to step down as NoMa BID President last fall while continuing to serve as President of the BID’s sister organization, the NoMa Parks Foundation.
“We are excited to announce that Maura Brophy has agreed to serve as the new President and CEO of the NoMa BID,” said Brigg Bunker, Chairman of the NoMa BID Board of Directors and Managing Partner at Foulger-Pratt. “Maura is a talented and dynamic leader who has been engaged for many years in advocating to advance Washington, DC’s broad public interests, including the creation of affordable housing, supporting the region’s public transit system and improving public spaces. Her experience and collaborative leadership will help sustain and build upon the past success of the NoMa BID.”
Maura is a respected urban planning professional with an impressive background in housing and community development, transportation and infrastructure. For the past five years, Maura has served in roles of increasing responsibility at the Federal City Council, the non-profit organization dedicated to the economic advancement of the District of Columbia, where her priority focus was promoting and supporting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), ensuring the successful redevelopment of Washington Union Station, and encouraging the adoption of efficient and effective policies related to new technology and new mobility. Prior to joining the Federal City Council, Maura worked in asset management for Community Preservation and Development Corporation (now Enterprise Community Development), a non-profit developer and owner of affordable housing in the Washington Metropolitan region, where she oversaw a portfolio of more than 2,000 multifamily residential units. Maura has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) and as Vice President of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Capital Trails Coalition. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Elon University and a Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University.
“I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role during such an exciting time for NoMa,” said Brophy. “The neighborhood is vibrant and growing, and I’m looking forward to working with the BID’s exceptional Board and staff, as well as DC officials and members of the community, as we continue to shape a bright future for NoMa. I love cities, I love DC, and I can’t wait to help this part of it become even more vibrant than it is today.”
Robin-Eve Jasper notes that “Maura will be a terrific asset to help assure NoMa continues to be an inclusive community where residents thrive, businesses flourish and visitors celebrate. I’m confident that she is the right person to lead the BID and continue our strong partnerships with property owners, tenants, DC government agencies and local residents.”
Maura will begin her role as NoMa BID President and CEO on February 1, 2021.