Yesterday, the Georgetown BID announced that they had identified a new CEO following the departure of Jim Bracco in July. Starting in mid-October Joe Sternlieb will take the job. (Actually, it’s a bit of a title change for the job. When Bracco held it, it was called “executive director”).
Sternlieb is a familiar face around DC. He once served as an ANC commissioner in Dupont. In the 90s, he was staff director on the DC Council of Economic Development, where one of his achievements was to usher the law authorizing the creation of BIDs. Following his tenure there, he joined up with the newly created Downtown BID. Serving as deputy director of the BID, Sternlieb was very involved with the creation of the Circulator system (and is a big proponent of streetcars).
After serving with the BID for almost ten years, Sternlieb joined up with EastBanc as Vice President of Acquisitions.
Sternlieb is also very active in DCVote (he was a co-founder) and DC Central Kitchen. He lives in the District with his wife, former DC Attorney General Linda Singer, and their two children.
GM thinks Georgetown is lucky to have such an active and visionary citizen take the helm of our BID.