Claire Carlin is Vice President of Partnerships & Alliances at Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital. Claire draws on her comprehensive event, marketing, and communications skills gained from working in both the private and public sectors to serve Destination DC’s members and partners.
By providing connections, visibility, resources, and strategies for businesses to engage, the membership has grown during her tenure to 1,000 plus 25 sponsors and strategic partners.
Concurrently, Claire is the Executive Director of Destination DC’s affiliated charity, the American Experience Foundation (AEF) that enriches the lives of students through inspirational travel experiences and educational opportunities to cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. AEF serves hundreds of students annually through field trips, internships, workforce development experiences and scholarships.
Claire is treasurer of the Rorschach Theatre Board of Directors, serves on the Theatre Washington Development Committee as was a founding board member of the Capital Fringe Festival. She was honored as a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow and named hospitality industry partner of the year by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Serve DC, The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships, will lead a virtual session spotlighting best practices for innovation and collaboration, especially as it relates to addressing social impact and equity challenges with a multi-sector approach. This year's session will center around the experiences of local government, nonprofit, and philanthropic communities as they look to rebound and thrive in this new normal post-COVID-19 public health emergency to ensure the city's most vulnerable communities are served. We will also explore additional lessons learned and best practices on further leveraging these partnerships to reaffirm our commitment to building a resilient, equitable, and vibrant city.