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NoMa BID Names New CEO To Guide Fast-Developing Neighborhood

NoMa BID President and CEO Maura Brophy

The NoMa Business Improvement District, the organization that supports the growth of the fast-developing Northeast D.C. neighborhood, has a new leader.

The BID's board of directors announced Tuesday it named Maura Brophy as its new president and CEO. Brophy serves as director of transportation and infrastructure at the Federal City Council, and she will begin her new job on Feb. 1. 

The appointment comes after the BID announced in September that Robin-Eve Jasper, its longtime head who has overseen the neighborhood's growth over the last decade, would step down. Jasper will continue to serve as president of the NoMa Parks Foundation. 

During her five years at the Federal City Council, Brophy has worked with WMATA and helped plan the redevelopment of Union Station. Prior to that, she worked at a nonprofit affordable housing developer now known as Enterprise Community Development. She has served as a board member of the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. and as vice president of D.C. Sustainable Transportation. 

The NoMa neighborhood, which is directly north of Union Station, has experienced a rapid wave of development over the last decade, with a series of apartment buildings, offices and retailers opening. The neighborhood was 65% built out as of September, with another 10% under construction. 

“I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role during such an exciting time for NoMa,” Brophy said in a release. “The neighborhood is vibrant and growing, and I’m looking forward to working with the BID’s exceptional Board and staff, as well as D.C. officials and members of the community, as we continue to shape a bright future for NoMa."