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Leadership Team

Meet WISH Founder, the Honorable Jacqueline “Jackie” Lewis

Honorable Jacqueline “Jackie” Lewis gained national recognition for her educational leadership when she was consecutively appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush to the President’s Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education. As executive director, Mrs. Lewis recommended improvements of Federal education related programs to the President and Congress. These were from Council members, state and local elected officials, representatives of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education and parents.

Honorable Jacqueline “Jackie” Lewis gained national recognition for her educational leadership when she was consecutively appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush to the President’s Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education. As executive director, Mrs. Lewis recommended improvements of Federal education related programs to the President and Congress. These were from Council members, state and local elected officials, representatives of elementary, secondary and post-secondary education and parents.When Mrs. Lewis and her late husband, Robert, were encouraged to provide safe affordable housing in DC, they discovered there were few properties available.

about wish

They started buying vacant properties that would house students within premier Washington DC locations. With an impressive real estate portfolio of row houses and apartments near Capitol Hill, WISH accommodates thousands of college interns cycling into the nation’s capital every year. Today, WISH has established itself as the leading intern housing and residential life services provider in Washington D.C.

WISH Leadership Team


Marie Dennis
CEO

As the CEO of WISH, LLC, Marie is responsible for running all facets of the business. Marie has a proven executive management track record and over the past 16 years she has been an asset to the company. Prior to joining WISH, Marie was co-owner and founder of Colabours Communications, a graphic design firm. Her role there was a Business and Financial Manager.

She was responsible for all financial, contracts, management and business development activity. Marie also has Logistic Management experience with the United States Department of the Navy. There she was a Logistics Management Specialist. She managed and directed a logistics audit team. Marie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Administration and Accounting from Clark University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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