PRESS RELEASE: BID Names Rachel Rose Hartman Director of Interactive Marketing and Communications

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Washington, D.C. – The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced Friday that Rachel Rose Hartman has been selected as Director of Interactive Marketing and Communications for the BID.

“I’m confident Rachel will develop and implement new ways to support the DowntownDC BID’s stakeholders and community through communications and I look forward to working with her in this role,” said BID Executive Director Neil O. Albert.

Hartman currently serves as Communications Manager for the BID and has been leading the communications department since June.

Over the past two years, Hartman has served as a press liaison, spokesperson, editor, writer, email marketer, she created a BID blog and co-managed all social media, she shepherded the 2014 and 2015 Annual Report and State of Downtown reports through the editorial process and she has supported countless BID-wide initiatives, projects and events across all program areas at the organization.

Hartman joined the BID in Jan. 2014 with a background in political journalism. She previously served as White House Reporter and political reporter for Yahoo News. Prior to that, she spent several election cycles covering politics and downballot races as a daily reporter for Congressional Quarterly. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Beast and many other additional publications and she has served as a guest on national and local television and radio. Hartman holds a degree in print journalism from American University.

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About the DowntownDC BID The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is a private non-profit organization that provides capital improvements, resources and research to help diversify the economy and enhance the Downtown experience for all. This special district, where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services, encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 buildings from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. As a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader, the DowntownDC BID promotes public/private partnerships to create a remarkable urban environment. For more information, visit downtowndc.org or follow us on Twitter @downtowndcbid.