Owner, Capitol Representation

Rick Casey has served as President of Capitol Representation, Inc. since forming the company in 1987. The firm represents select national associations and corporations in their meeting site selections throughout the world, contract negotiations, space requirements, security issues and conflict resolution. Their offices are located in Basye, Virginia and Beaufort-by-the-Sea, North Carolina.

Capitol Representation was formed as a luxury hotel and resort representation firm, serving the interests of numerous Four and Five Star properties worldwide to the Washington, DC market. The company handled all regional sales and marketing and coordinated advertising and public relations for the properties. 

Prior to the formation of Capitol Representation, Rick held executive sales and marketing positions in corporate offices of major hotel corporations and representation firms since 1979. He has done virtually all aspects of hotel operations, food and beverage, development and has owned and operated a 10,000 SF restaurant and in-house catering facility in Old Town Alexandria. 

Through strong personal relationships, Rick has maintained a high profile with top Association and Corporate executives in the Washington, DC market for over thirty years. His extensive background in the hotel and resort industry has resulted in a solid base of blue chip "members", including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he handles all the domestic and international meetings, including the prestigious "Committee of 100" programs.

Rick has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management at James Madison University for 20 years. He has also published 100 travel articles under "My Favorite Places".

Rick holds a BS in Hospitality Management ('79), from James Madison University where he graduated Cum Laude.

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