Founded in 2013, the Commission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and its leadership consists of a seven-member board of directors—Debbie Ellinghaus (Chair), Joanne Davis (ViceChair/Secretary) Jeffrey Lavis (Treasurer), Maurice Bellan, Louis Ulman, Milton Matthews (ex- officio, Columbia Association) and John DeWolf (ex-officio The Howard Hughes
Corporation). Ian Kennedy serves as the Commission's Executive Director.