|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Michael M. Dickens to the Washington Convention
Center Board of Directors.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited
as the Washington Convention Center Authority Board of Directors Michael M. Dickens
Confirmation Resolution of 1998".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:
Mr. Michael M. Dickens
3625 Ordway Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
as a public member of the Washington Convention Center Authority Board of
Directors, established by section 205 of the Washington Convention Center Authority Act of
1994, D.C. Law 10- 188, effective September 28, 1994, for a term to end May 16, 2001.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of
this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Michael M. Dickens
3625 Ordway Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Home: (202) 362-1098
Office: (301) 718-6161
Mr. Dickens is a graduate of Davidson College. Prior to the formation of
Hospitality Partners he was with Guest Quarters. He started with Guest Quarters in 1972 at
their first hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. He held a number of positions in his 15 years with
Guest Quarters, including General Manager at two different hotels, Vice President
Marketing, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and beginning in 1983,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dickens has been a speaker at many industry
conferences, including Pannell, Kerr and Forster's 1st Annual All-Suite Conference and the
Annual Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York.
In 1988, Mr. Dickens was selected for membership on the International
Association of Holiday Inns (IAHI) Advertising and Marketing Committee. In September of
1989, Mr. Dickens was elected to the Board of Directors for the IAHI and in 1991 as a vice
president. He served four years on the Holiday Inn board. He is a past president of
Holiday Inns Mid-Atlantic Hotel Marketing Association. Beginning in 1990, Mr. Dickens
began serving as a chairman of the IAHI Advertising and Marketing Committee, a committee
that has oversight for the more than $100 million annual Holiday Inn advertising and
marketing expenditures. Currently Mr. Dickens serves as a member of the Advertising and
Marketing Committee. He was elected as a member of the Embassy Suites Owners' Association
Executive Committee in the fall of 1994 for a two year term. Also, Mr. Dickens has been a
member of the Board of Directors of The Donohoe Companies since 1989.
Beyond his general responsibilities as President of Hospitality Partners,
Mr. Dickens is responsible for management contract development, strategic planning and
Mr. Dickens is married to Denise Cross Dickens and has two teenage
children, Daniel and Sarah. Mrs. Dickens is co-owner of the retail store Outside Design,
in the Chevy Chase Pavilion in the District. For the past nine years, Mr. Dickens has
coached youth basketball at the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club.