DASH Welcomes New Chairman David Kaplan, Vice Chairman Kerry Donley, and Board Members Jim Kapsis and Matt Harris
September 11, 2018

Alexandria, VA – Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) is pleased to announce the addition of David Kaplan, Kerry Donley, Jim Kapsis, and Matt Harris to the ATC Board of Directors. David Kaplan will serve as our new Chairman and Kerry Donley will serve as our Vice Chairman. Jim Kapsis and Matt Harris will be joining as general Board Members.


David Kaplan portrait
David Kaplan

David Kaplan was appointed to the Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors in 2011, and he served as the Board’s Vice Chair from 2013 until 2018. He moved to Alexandria in 2003 and cherishes the City’s walkability and the many transportation options available to travel around Alexandria and the DC region. He is a daily rider of DASH and Metro. Additionally, David serves as a citizen member of the Alexandria Commission on Aging, a volunteer docent at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Old Town, and a City Elections Officer.






Kerry Donley portrait
Kerry Donley


Kerry Donley was elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2009.  His election marked his second stint on City Council as he was first elected in 1988.  Kerry served as Mayor of Alexandria from 1996 to 2003, and he was Vice Mayor from 1994 to 1996 and again from 2009 to 2012.

During his tenure in office, Kerry has served a number of local boards including the Cameron Station Development Task Force (Co-Chair), the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (Chair), the Youth Policy Commission and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (Chair).  In the community, Kerry serves on the boards of First Night Alexandria, Carpenters Shelter, the Center for Alexandria’s Children and the Business Finance Group.  Kerry also serves on the Alexandria Transit Company Board (DASH) where he is the Vice Chair.  He has also served on regional and state boards including the Virginia Municipal League’s Board of Directors and its Legislative Committee, the Washington Area Housing Partnership, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and MWCOG Board of Directors. 

Kerry resides in SeminaryValley with his wife, Eva.  They are the proud parents of five daughters, and they have three grandchildren.


Jim Kapsis portrait
Jim Kapsis

Jim Kapsis is the founder of the Ad Hoc Group, Inc., a firm that advises technology startups in regulated markets, such as energy, mobility, and smart cities. He has been a Senior Advisor to Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban venture, and spent six years building and leading the global regulatory team at Opower, Inc., an Arlington-based software startup that went public in 2014 and sold to Oracle in 2016. Prior to Opower, Jim was an Energy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he helped broker the Copenhagen Climate Accord in 2009. Jim has also worked in the State Department, Defense Department and in Congress. Jim lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife and three daughters. He currently chairs the city’s Environmental Policy Commission.


Matt Harris portrait
Matt Harris

Matt Harris is a labor and employment lawyer and represent tens of thousands of workers employed in the transportation industry. He is currently chair of the City’s Human Rights Commission and has been a member of the Commission for 15 years. He is also the president of the Colecroft Homeowners’ Association. In the past, Matt has been on many City committees, ad hoc boards and community groups. He is a strong advocate for reliable, affordable, clean and safe public transportation. Matt has been an Alexandria resident for 20 years.