Eileen O'Connell Andary is the Chief Administrative Officer of the DowntownDC BID. She joined the organization as the BID Services Director in 1998 and was instrumental in helping to establish the Downtown Safety/Hospitality and Maintenance (SAM) Program. In 2002, she became Director of Human Resources, and in her current role as Chief Administrative Officer continues to direct human resource functions, including employment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and regulatory compliance activities, for all BID employees. In addition, she is responsible for Board management, office and facilities, and contracts, in particular the BID’s service contract with the US General Services Administration.
A native Washingtonian, Eileen’ has focused her career on human resources in the tourism and hospitality fields. For ten years she served as Vice-President for Personnel and Training, and later as General Manager, of Tourmobile Sightseeing, a concessionaire of the National Park Service. She was also Human Resources Director at the National 4-H Council and Conference Center in Chevy Chase for five years, and through her own company, Andary Associates Inc, managed and staffed the Visitor Center and Information Services at Arlington National Cemetery, welcoming four million visitors annually.
Eileen earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Trinity College DC, and her MBA, emphasis in Personnel Management, from George Washington University.