Mayor Muriel Bowser is turning to a familiar face to fill a vacancy on the Events D.C. board of directors: Brian Kenner.
The mayor on Oct. 31 advanced legislation to appoint Kenner, her former deputy mayor for planning and economic development, to the open seat. He left District government in June, ending a four-and-a-half-year tenure as Bowser’s top economic development official to accept a similar position with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
If Kenner is approved by the D.C. Council, he would serve a four-year term on the sports and convention authority’s board ending in 2023. Primarily made up of local business executives, the group governs the agency that manages the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and other entertainment venues, including local sports stadiums such as the Entertainment and Sports Arena at St. Elizabeths and RFK Stadium campus.
Spokespeople for Bowser and Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the move.