Events DC Creates New Position to Boost Demand, Expand Reach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, has named Jinhee Kim as the organization’s first-ever Chief Creative Officer. This new position was established to create innovative strategies to drive new business opportunities and expand Events DC’s reach to an even broader audience.

“The new Chief Creative Officer role will be critical in creating demand for our world-class venues like the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Entertainment and Sports Arena, Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and The Fields at RFK Campus,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC.
As Chief Creative Officer, Kim will lead the Creative Services Division, which aims to provide revenue opportunities and generate economic and community benefits for the city. She will drive efforts to revitalize existing programming and develop new opportunities, while also overseeing the planning and execution of all Events DC programs.

Kim brings 20 years of experience in event planning, strategic planning and program development. She held leadership roles at the Smithsonian and, most recently, as Head of Programming at Today at Apple DC, a series of innovative and educational programming held in all Apple stores, centered on the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.