A small but dynamic team, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) staff members are agile and creative in their tireless pursuit of making Rosslyn great for those who live, work, and play in the neighborhood.
As the BID’s President, Mary-Claire Burick works with local businesses, residents, and government officials on the county, state, and federal level to ensure Rosslyn flourishes as an urban center. In her role, she helps to position businesses for success by building engagement, offering highly curated resources and leading change.
Previously, Mary-Claire was President of MC Strategy, a consulting firm helping leaders build healthy and effective organizations. She has also served as Vice President of Operations for Allbritton Communications, leading ABC-7, NewsChannel 8, and POLITICO. Earlier in her career, she helped launch the Fox News Channel, where she served as Operations Manager.
Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the NOVA Chamber of Commerce, the International Downtown Association (IDA), and the Greater Washington Board of Trade; she is a past board member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she was presented with the 2023 IDA Inspired Leader Award, and was previously named to the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 Class of 2022 and the Women Who Mean Business Class of 2011. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Mary-Claire out on the water and enjoying the sunshine any chance she gets!
Santya is the Deputy Director for the BID. In her role, she has responsibility and oversight of financial management as well as internal policies and controls. Serving as deputy to the President, she helps to shape the strategic direction of the BID and manage staff resources.
Prior to the BID, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Analysis for Exelon Communications, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. She received her MBA from the University of Washington, Seattle and BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Born in Taiwan, raised in California, and a 20+ year Arlington resident with her family; Santya is a lover of all things nature, gardening, and spicy food. She’s even the mind behind our office “spice hikes,” semi-regular staff outings to try the best — and the spiciest — food the region has to offer!
Victor Carcamo is the Operations Director for the BID. He oversees the BID’s Ambassador Program, landscaping services, Outreach program, and transportation and safety programs. He also serves as the main point of contact for property owners and managers as well as the BID liaison for residents.
Victor has more than 15 years of experience in customer service and management in Southern California and Northern Virginia. Previously, he worked as an Operations Manager for Block by Block and managed the daily work of the BID’s Ambassadors, who welcome people to Rosslyn by keeping the streets clean and helping people find their way, whether they are going to an event, looking for parking or seeking restaurant recommendations.
Victor attended California State University in Los Angeles where he studied physical education on a soccer scholarship and completed a recording engineer program at the Los Angeles Film School. He is a former professional soccer player (Lulea FC in Sweden) and also an ACE certified personal trainer and has lead the BID’s popular bootcamp exercise classes in Gateway Park for the last seven years. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. When Victor is not at work you can find him at Gold’s Gym lifting weights, playing soccer, or looking for a new place to eat tacos!
Alli Henry is the Senior Director of Community Planning at the Rosslyn BID. In her role, Alli collaborates with diverse Arlington County partners and neighborhood stakeholders to support the BID’s community planning efforts, including site plan and development projects, public space enhancements and placemaking initiatives. As an engaged Arlington resident, Alli is guided by her people-first planning approach and passion for creating more socially inviting and connected communities.
Prior to joining the BID, Alli worked for Arlington County Government’s Transportation Division (DOT) as a Community Engagement Specialist. As a member of DOT’s Leadership Team, her work focused on advancing the County’s Smart Growth vision and multimodal transportation options designed for all ages and abilities. With over ten years of private and public sector experience, Alli also worked for Arlington County’s Commuter Service Division as WalkArlington’s Program Manager and Arlington Transportation Partner’s Multifamily Residential Development Manager.
Alli has a B.A. in Communications and Public Relations from George Mason University, and a Master's in Regional and Community Planning from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
As the BID’s event manager, Allison leads the planning and execution of the 100+ events Rosslyn hosts throughout the year to build community and engagement in our neighborhood. With 12+ years of events experience, Allison has held positions at Destination DC and the National Defense Industrial Association. Her experience has ranged from large citywide conventions to tradeshows to tailored client dinners.
A native Marylander, Allison is a proud graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University with a BA in communications and concentration in public relations. When she’s not brainstorming upcoming events, Allison likes watching the Nationals, dining at local restaurants, traveling, and getting a sweat in at F45 or on her Peloton. At home, she loves to cook and spoil her two dogs, Penny and Reggie.
Justin Bensan is the Digital Experience Manager for the Rosslyn BID. His expertise is centered around social media: content creation, audience engagement and strategy. Through innovative means, Justin hopes to establish @RosslynVA as a fun and engaging social media brand while bringing value to the BID's stakeholders.
Justin started his career in place marketing as the main voice behind @NotifyBoston, the then-official Twitter handle for the City of Boston, while working at the Mayor's Office. He then did communications work for the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and for Smart Growth America. Immediately prior to arriving at the Rosslyn BID, Justin worked at the Golden Triangle BID, surveying streetscape amenities and executing their public summer events series just blocks away from the White House.
Originally from Los Angeles, Justin graduated with a BA in Political Science and an Urban Affairs minor from Northeastern University. When he's not taking a picture from a plane, train, bike, or automobile, Justin is eating his way through the newest place he's discovered.
As the Office Manager, Laura oversees the day-to-day operational and organizational needs of the BID. She also helps to manage the BID’s bookkeeping, as she prepares and sends checks, assists with auditing, and prepares financial reports as needed. On a daily basis, Laura helps us all by organizing operations and streamlining processes to keep the office running smoothly. With a desk front and center, Laura’s is the first smiling face you’ll see when you enter the BID’s office and is there to help direct you with any questions or needs.
Laura has extensive experience as an executive assistant, office manager and bookkeeper. Not to mention her three years on tour as a travel coordinator for Riverdance, the famous traveling traditional Irish music and dance show!
Originally from a seaside town in Dublin, Ireland, Laura still feels strong ties to her Irish roots. Currently, she lives in Alexandria with her husband and two children. When not in the office, you can find Laura enjoying family time while watching her favorite soccer team, Everton, play on TV.
Raeley is the associate marketing manager for the BID, serving as the primary copywriter for our weekly e-blast and website content.
Prior to the BID, Raeley held communications positions at Sprint, T-Mobile, and Cerner, primarily working in internal communications and events.
Raeley is from Springfield, Missouri, and loves to cheer on her home state teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. She’s also a proud Jayhawk, holding a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications and a minor in sport management from the University of Kansas, where she graduated with highest distinction.
When not exploring the DMV for a new brunch spot or a fun workout class, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her cat, Tortellini, and trying out new dessert recipes for her ever-present sweet tooth.
Sam Westcott is the Administrative Assistant at the Rosslyn BID. In this role, he manages the calendar, correspondence, and obligations of the BID’s president. In addition, Sam serves as the BID’s Board of Directors liaison and is tasked with organizing meetings, compiling and distributing materials, tracking board member terms, preparing a re/election slate, and onboarding new board members.
Prior to working at the BID, Sam held positions at various DC-based organizations including Bates White Economic Consulting, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and The George Washington University. Like his parents before him, Sam is a proud graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Security Studies. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he concentrated on European and Eurasian studies and graduated magna cum laude.
Born in Maryland and raised in Upstate New York, Sam has appreciated the opportunity to refamiliarize himself with the DMV after many years away. Outside of the office, you can find him out and about with friends and family, reading, and practicing his baking skills.