Board & Staff

The Clarendon Alliance is governed by a 15-member board of Directors.  Under our By-laws:

  • Four board members are Property Owners/Real Estate Developers/Real Estate Brokers and Agents, and they are elected by that class of membership;
  • Four board members are Business and Professional Members, and they are elected by that class of membership;
  • The Ashton Heights Civic Association, the Lyon Village Citizen Association, the Lyon Park Citizen Association and the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association each appoint one member to the Clarendon Alliance Board;
  • The Arlington County Board appoints three members to the Clarendon Alliance Board.

Matt Hussmann is the Executive Director of the Clarendon Alliance.  Prior to joining the Alliance, he was the Managing Director of the Downtown Nanaimo BIA in Nanaimo, BC, a city of 85,000 on Vancouver Island.  Prior to his work in Canada, Mr. Hussmann worked for the DC Office of Property Management on the Eastern Market restoration project following the devastating fire, from 2008-2010.  He was  the the Public Space Manager for the Downtown DC Business Improvement District in Washington, DC from 1999-2008, and he began his career in Washington as a Program Associate for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program in 1988.


VacantBoard MemberCivic Association Appointee2018Clarendon Courthouse Civic Association
Wade Franklin1st Vice PresidentBusiness/Professional2018UPS Store Clarendon
Jon Kinney2nd Vice PresidentProperty Owners / Developers2020C.P. Master
Bill GearhartSecretaryCivic Association Appointee2018Lyon Village Citizens Assn.
Casey NolanTreasurerProperty Owners / Developers2018Clark Realty Capital LLC.
Linda MartinBoard MemberBusiness / Professional2019 MainStreet Bank
Jennifer WeissBoard MemberBusiness / Professional2019Cherry Blow Dry Bar
John DaltonBoard MemberProperty Owners / Developers2020MRP Realty
Debbie KaplanBoard MemberCivic Association Appointee2018Lyon Park Citizens Assn.
Paul LeValleyPresidentCounty Appointeeby County BoardArlington Independent Media
Natasha Ungerer, DMVBoard MemberBusiness / Professional2019Clarendon Animal Care
Megan PierceBoard MemberProperty Owners / Developers2019The Shooshan Company
Tom PettyBoard MemberCivic Association Appointee2018Ashton Heights Civic Assn.
William TrahantBoard MemberCounty Appointeeby County BoardWilliam J. Trahant LLC
Tom MoriarityBoard MemberCounty Appointeeby County BoardRetail Development Strategies