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 that 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 co-chairs the Regionalism Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the NOVA Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Mary-Claire out on the water and enjoying the sunshine any chance she gets!
Santya Lanman, Vice President, Operations and Finance
Santya is Vice President, Operations and Finance for the BID. In her role, she has responsibility and oversight of financial management as well as internal policies and controls. She also serves as deputy to the President, helping 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!
Nisha Patel, Marketing and Communications Director
As Marketing & Communications Director, Nisha oversees the development and implementation of the BID’s communications strategies. In her role, Nisha drives the creation of messaging, promotional campaigns, and graphics to keep the Rosslyn community informed and engaged throughout the year—crafting a brand image that accurately reflects this dynamic, vibrant neighborhood.
Nisha brings with her over a decade of experience in the marketing world, most recently as the Senior Marketing Manager at National Geographic Expeditions. There, she led the marketing efforts of National Geographic private jet expeditions, as well as partnerships with TheWall Street Journal and Exclusive Resorts. An award-winning communicator, Nisha also has extensive marketing experience within the hospitality industry with Hyatt Hotels and The Fairmont Washington D.C.
When she’s not directing photo shoots or supervising strategic brand campaigns, Nisha is an avid traveler and lover of grand adventure and good food. She’s been to over 20 countries and seen polar bears in Arctic Norway, stargazed in Bora Bora, hiked the Meteora monasteries in Greece and explored Egypt—to name a few. Questions for Nisha? Email her to connect on all things marketing in Rosslyn.
Alli Henry is the 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.
Isabella is the events coordinator for the BID, responsible for planning and supporting Rosslyn’s robust schedule of year-round events. Before joining the BID, Isabella worked in contracting as a conference and facilities support specialist. She also has prior experience in restaurant marketing, where she helped put on events ranging from World Cup viewing parties to company happy hours, which is where she originally found her passion for pursuing a career in events.
Outside of helping plan the next big event in Rosslyn, Isabella loves spending time across Virginia, D.C., and beyond by traveling, trying new restaurants, running on the Custis and Potomac Heritage trails, and catching Washington Capitals hockey games.
Isabella graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in business administration.
Raeley Youngs, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Raeley is the marketing and communications specialist 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 T-Mobile and Cerner, primarily working in internal communications and events. During college, Raeley held numerous positions at her award-winning student newspaper, as well as internships in corporate communications at Sprint, digital content at a CBS TV station, and programming at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.
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 cat, Tortellini, or trying out a new dessert recipe to satisfy her ever-present sweet tooth.