After a thorough, nationwide search, the DowntownDC BID is pleased to announce that our own Nabavi Oliver has been selected to serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Monday, February 27. Nabavi has been with the BID since 2017, serving as the Director of Administration. In his new role, he will provide day-to-day oversight of operations and lead strategic initiatives to support growth and success. He says he’s ready to offer efficient and effective systems to increase the BID’s productivity while maintaining the creative sparks that energize the organization.
“I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the BID in this next capacity,” Oliver says. “I am eager to partner with everyone to really increase our cohesiveness and help make the DowntownDC BID the best in the business.”
Part of that involves Nabavi being able to further develop relationships among staff to tap into the power that each team member brings to the BID’s mission.
“As COO, Nabavi will be instrumental in helping me to execute my vision for the organization and help lead us into the future,” says DowntownDC President and CEO Gerren Price. “I am so excited to see him transition into this new role and cannot wait to see the positive impact it will have on the BID.”
Before Nabavi joined the BID team, he was the director of business and legal operations at EagleForce Associates, and he has excelled in multiple capacities with the D.C. government. His early career created a strong foundation for his current contributions at the cross-section of the nonprofit, government, and private sectors, helping him take a holistic approach to his work. He holds a bachelor of science degree in social science from Florida State University and a juris doctorate from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.
Nabavi uses that law degree not only for his full-time work but in a volunteer capacity, as well, such as serving as a pro bono attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Expungement Clinic. He also volunteers at the Downtown Day Services Center, mentors with Reading Partners, and has created and run various leadership programs.
And it’s not uncommon to run into Nabavi at a fantastic restaurant in the District: He’s passionate about trying all types of foods around the city and beyond.