Founder & Executive Director

Latoya Lewis, MTA

“Every young person has a uniqueness to offer this world. The only “difference maker” is an opportunity to explore it. EnventU is an opportunity for students to explore passions they don’t even know they have. Through such a dynamic industry, we expand their world and show them there are people that care about their future. Where ever there is a young person in need of an opportunity, there is a need for EnventU…and we plan to fill it.”

The Board

David Adler

Board Chairman, EnventU

CEO & Founder, BizBash


Philip Dufour

President & CEO

Dufour & Company Productions

Philip Dufour has brought together more than twenty-five years of comprehensive event management and production, corporate relations, sponsorship, and government affairs experience and his signature style to create Washington’s premiere event production firm…

Edna Ezzell

Edna Ezzell

Technology Consulting Executive


Edna Ezzell joins the EnventU governing board to focus on strategy and planning. As a Technology Consulting Executive at Accenture, Edna focuses on delivery of large technology transformation programs for Financial Services institutions…


William A. Homan


Design Cuisine

William Homan (Bill) has been a leader in the catering and event industry since 1979. Starting Design Cuisine Catering out of a small restaurant on Capitol Hill and with his partners transforming it into the area’s leading catering and rental company in the DC/MD/VA area…


Stuart Levy, MBA, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

George Washington University School of Business


Eric Michael

Co-Founder & President

Occasions Caterers


Jenée L. Padmore


The Mark & Brenda Moore and Family Foundation

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Marissa Sams

Founder & Chief Strategist

Marissa Sams Events


Annie Senatore

CEO & Creative Director

Design Foundry

Annie Senatore has spent over twenty five years in both the fashion and event arena across the globe.  She gained her fashion marketing degree in the UK and went on to head up the visual merchandising department of Daniel Hechter in Paris, working on boutique layouts and visual displays…


Nancy Shaffer

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bravo! Events by Design


Brittany Anderson

Director, Curriculum

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Deranique Graydon

Subject Matter Experts

Chana Brissett, Senior

Senior Business Development Manager


Terry Godfrey

Teresa (Terry) Godfrey



Wallace Johnson