Michael Bennett is an expert in corporate and contract law, information management and cyber security strategy and execution, organizational management and transformation as well as executive leadership and diversity and inclusion consulting. Along with his role as Chairman of DCBOE, Mr. Bennett is Partner and Executive Vice President of Strategy, at Evans and Chambers Technology. He also provides adjunct board service to Howard University and is the former co-chair of the Duke University D.C. Alumni Association. Mr. Bennett retired from BAE Systems Inc. in 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Information Management and the Chief Information Officer. Previously, he also practiced law full-time with Logicon, Inc., EDS Corporation and the US Federal Government for approximately 20 years. A recipient of the Washington Business Journal 2012 Minority Business Leader Award, he holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Duke University. Mr. Bennett received his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School, and he is licensed by both the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Bars.
Mike Gill serves as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development at Common Securitization Solutions, a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, established to build a universal platform for the issuance and management of mortgage securities.
Previously, he was Chief of Staff to Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and was the Chief Operating Officer of the agency. He was responsible for policy development and coordination on major rule proposals including swap execution reform, cross-border CCP and swap dealer registrations, margin and capital requirements, LIBOR transition and Brexit-related relief. He represented the agency at the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") and at IOSCO board meetings. Through a Commission order, Mike was also designated as the Chief Regulatory Reform Officer for the CFTC whereby he led an agency-wide review of its regulations. Under Chairman Giancarlo’s leadership, the CFTC created a number of new initiatives, including, the Market Intelligence Branch, a data-focused unit which provides a weekly snapshot of the derivatives sector to U.S. financial regulators and LabCFTC, an office that interfaces with Fintech community, and which has become the model for U.S. regulators. During Mike's tenure the agency concluded its first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement with its union; instituted a new pay and performance system with the goal of addressing gender and other inequities in pay; and instituted diversity focused internship program.
Previously, Mike was an attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP, where the majority of his work was concentrated in the energy and financial service sectors. Mike also served on the staff of Sen. John Danforth (R-MO) and Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH). Mike's pro bono experience includes representing undocumented juveniles, through the Kids in Need program, before state and federal courts as well as volunteering for the Archdiocesan Legal Network. In 2016, Mike was confirmed by the D.C. City Council as a Board Member to the D.C. Board of Elections. He is a licensed practitioner of the Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars. Mike received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Dayton, a Masters degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mike, his wife Kristina, and their three children Sean, Brian and Annika live in Washington, D.C.
Karyn Greenfield is a Director of Contracts in the Defense Systems sector of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Ms. Greenfield has over thirty years of experience in the field of US government, state and local, commercial and international contracting and subcontracting, procurement, and pricing. Over this period, Ms. Greenfield has served in a number of leadership positions in contracts, pricing and procurement subcontracts at Northrop Grumman, Cobham Defense Systems, BAE Systems, and Electronic Data Systems. She has been a member of the National Contract Management Association for over 25 years, including serving two terms as a member of the NCMA Board of Advisors. Ms. Greenfield has been a member of the District of Columbia Bar since 1983, serving on the Government Contracts and Litigation Steering Committee from 2001-2009. She has served as Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Providence Hospital Health Foundation Board. She resides in Washington, DC.
A Ward 4 resident, Ms. Greenfield received a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences and Accounting from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.
Monica Holman EvansExecutive Director
Monica Holman Evans served as the Senior Policy Advisor at the DC Board of Elections (DCBOE) and assisted the Executive Director with election operations and policy implementation. She also provided direct oversight over the Voter Education and Outreach and Election Worker Divisions.
Monica Evans brings broad and deep experience to the Executive Director position beyond the senior leadership role at DCBOE. Prior to DCBOE, Ms. Evans served as the Director of Grants Management at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission where she provided oversight responsibilities for the Office of Grants Management and Payments. She worked with EAC officials and grant recipients to encourage sound program administration and to enforce program and financial compliance with the provisions of the Help America Vote Act, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, EAC policies, and recipient agreements and plans. She consistently provided information and reports to members of Congress and was responsible for audit resolution and drafting advisory opinions.
She also worked in a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families and at the Legal Services Corporation. She was the Deputy Director of AmeriCorps at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and started her professional career at the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Service.
Ms. Evans holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Terri D. StroudGeneral Counsel
Ms. Stroud began her career at DCBOE as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. While there, she assisted with drafting legal decisions in administrative proceedings and advised the Board on the implications of relevant court decisions made by various federal and District government entities. Ms. Stroud was also responsible for representing the Board in D.C. Superior Court, the D.C. Court of Appeals, as well as in federal court proceedings. She also provided guidance to the Board on the proper subject matter of initiatives and referenda, and responded to issues associated with candidates and voter qualifications.
Ms. Stroud served the Board as Acting Executive Director from December 2015 through June 2016. During that time, she was responsible for all administrative operations of the Board, including the successful execution of the June 2016 Primary Election and the procurement of the Board’s new voting equipment and electronic poll books.
From June of 2016 until her appointment as General Counsel, Ms. Stroud served as the Board’s Policy Advisor. In that position, she supported the Executive Director by working with senior management to ensure that agency programs and operations were smoothly executed and in compliance with District and federal laws and regulations. She also represented the Executive Director at meetings, responded to internal and external inquiries about programs and services, and produced written materials such as policy memoranda, issue reports, and agency testimony.
Ms. Stroud received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is also a graduate of Phillips Academy at Andover.
Sylvia Goldsberry-AdamsDeputy Director
Ms. Goldsberry-Adams is currently the Deputy Director of the DCBOE, and has been in that role since 2016, supporting the Executive Director in the daily administration of the agency. Prior to 2016, Ms. Goldsberry-Adams served as the Election Operations Manager and was responsible for the specialized requirements associated with the conduct of elections, as well as providing financial and logistical support for all agency operations. From July 2008 through July 2009, she served as Acting Executive Director while the Board searched for a permanent director. In her role as Acting Director, she provided oversight and direction over two major elections, the September 2008 Primary and the historic November 4, 2008 Presidential General Election serving over 426,000 active voters. Prior to joining the agency she served as a Hearing Officer at the D.C. Department of Human Services and Motor Vehicle Administration. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for a number of federal agencies including the IRS and the US Small Business Administration. A native Washingtonian, Ms. Goldsberry-Adams received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctor degree from Antioch School of Law.
Karen F. BrooksRegistrar of Voters
Mrs. Brooks has served as the Registrar of Voters for the District of Columbia's Board of Elections since July 6, 2008. She previously served 11 years in other management positions at DCBOE. In each position, Mrs. Brooks has used her vast election experience to improve policies, processes, and procedures of the voter services branch and inter-related branches of the Board and other District government agencies.
The Board's mission is to enfranchise eligible residents, conduct elections, and assure the integrity of the electoral process. This mission, mandated by federal and local statutes, is executed through:
- The operation of the District's voter registration system
- Administration of the ballot access process for candidates and measures
- The delivery of comprehensive public, media, and voter information services
- Maintenance of technical systems to support voting and ballot tabulation
- The planning and implementation of each District of Columbia election
- The performance of legal counsel, rulemaking, and adjudication functions
Goals and History
The District of Columbia Board of Elections (DCBOE) is established under §3 of the District of Columbia Election Act, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; DC Code §1-1001.01 et seq.). DCBOE is vested with authority to administer and enforce the provisions of the District of Columbia Election Act, as amended, and the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, approved August 14, 1974 (88 Stat. 446; as codified in DC Code §1-1101.01 et seq. (1981).
The Board is composed of three members, no more than two of whom shall be members of the same political party, who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia. The Mayor designates, from time to time, the Chairperson of the Board. The Board appoints:
the Executive Director, who is primarily responsible for the administrative operations of the Board, including personnel liaison, budget submission, accounting, management of data processing systems, procurement of supplies and services, maintenance of voter records, election preparation, and other duties as delegated or assigned by the Board, and
the General Counsel, who shall be the Board's chief legal advisor and primarily responsible for representing the Board in all judicial proceedings relating to local elections, campaign finance, conflict of interest, lobbying laws, and other duties delegated or assigned by the Board.