Ms. Deanna Schmidt joined WashREIT in September 2017 and serves as Vice President, Marketing and Communications. In this role, she is responsible for corporate and property marketing, branding, and media relations. Prior to joining WashREIT, Ms. Schmidt worked at both JBG Smith and Vornado/Charles E. Smith driving marketing projects such as company rebrands, residential lease ups, and office marketing. She led award-winning marketing for projects such as The Bartlett apartments in Pentagon City and Crystal City Design Lab. Before that, Ms. Schmidt worked at JLL in various roles both in the District and in San Francisco. Ms. Schmidt holds a BA in English from Virginia Tech.