Board Members

Michael Bennett
Chair, Board of Elections

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 the District of Columbia Board of Elections, Michael is the Executive Vice President of Strategy, at Evans and Chambers Technology. Michael also provides adjunct board service to Howard University and is Chair of the Duke University DC Alumni Association. Michael retired from BAE Systems Inc. in 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Information Management and the Chief Information Officer. Previously, Michael also practiced law full-time with Logicon, Inc., EDS Corporation and the U.S. 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. He received his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School, and he is licensed by both the Washington, D.C., and Virginia Bars.

Dionna Maria Lewis
Member, Board of Elections

Dionna Maria Lewis is a Labor, Employment, & Civil Litigation Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Ms. Lewis clerked for Honorable John F. McCabe, Jr. at the D.C. Superior Court on the Felony II docket and was fair lending counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity. Ms. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Drake University Law School, and the George Washington University Law School, where she obtained her LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Ms. Lewis is Chair of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Vice Director of the Diversity Team for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; National Affiliate Representative to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Board Member of the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO); and is a Mentor for the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Ward 8. Ms. Lewis has been recognized by the National Bar Association as a 2014 “Top 40 Under 40 Trailblazer” and by the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division as the 2014-2015 “Young Lawyer of the Year.” Ms. Lewis is a resident of Ward 7.

Mike Gill
Member, Board of Elections

Mike Gill is an attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP. The majority of his work has been concentrated in the energy and financial services sectors where he provides executives, chief risk officers, and finance professionals with strategic advice on a wide range of public policy, regulatory compliance, and lobbying disclosure issues. He is also a frequent lecturer and author on federal policy related issues. In 2015, Mike was named an associate member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Energy and Environment Markets Advisory Committee. Mike has a broad legislative background having served on the staff of Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO), Representative Paul Gillmor (R-5th District, Ohio), and Representative Jim Greenwood (R-8th District, Pennsylvania). Early in his career, he served as the deputy staff secretary to a Presidential Campaign, helping to coordinate information and messaging between campaign staff and the White House. He has also served as the communications director for a successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Mike's pro bono experience includes representing undocumented juveniles through the Kids in Need Defense (KIND) program before state and federal courts. He also volunteers for the Archdiocesan Legal Network. He is a licensed practitioner of both the Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Dayton, a Master’s degree in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mike, his wife Kristina, and their three children live in Crestwood.

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