RHI PRESIDENT, JIM PETERS conducted six interviews at the 2020 Sociable City Summit in Seattle with thought leaders from diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Each shared their personal history and role in programs and strategies on nighttime management.




ROBERT SALTZ's work has centered on ways in which drinking contexts may influence the risk of subsequent injury or death. His current research is focused on community-level prevention of harms related to substance use. He has also conducted several studies on "responsible beverage service" programs that seek to have bar and restaurant personnel intervene to reduce the risk of intoxication or of driving while impaired.
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ANDREINA SEIJAS is an international consultant currently completing her doctoral degree in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), where she is specializing in nocturnal governance, with experience in Latin America and the United States. Her qualitative study to analyze the propagation of night mayors and their relevance from an urban governance perspective was published by Urban Studies Governing the Night-time City: The Rise of Night Mayors as a New Form of Urban Governance After Dark.
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Specialist, Night-Time Urban Planning

ROSA ESCAREÑO has made public service her life’s work: she has worked under three Chicago mayors and managed day-to-day operations and implemented policy reforms across multiple City agencies. Throughout her career she’s championed initiatives to enhance the quality of life of Chicago residents and communities. Most recently she’s focused on growing Chicago’s economic landscape that supports Chicago’s business community while establishing protections for consumers and workers.
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SHAWN TOWNSEND was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture in Washington, D.C. Mr. Townsend most recently served as a Supervisory Investigator at the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), in Washington D.C., where he led a team of six investigators. He has extensive knowledge and work experience engaging with nightlife establishments to resolve challenges and leading business training and engagement opportunities.​
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JOHN SAMUEL brings 13 years of business experience in various domestic and international industries to the LCI Tech group. While launching and serving as the CEO for Aster Cameroon, a global telecom infrastructure Joint Venture, he built a $45 million business bringing internet access across Africa. Afterwards he became an early member of Homestrings, a USAID backed crowdfunding platform, where he helped raise capital for startups in Emerging Markets. John holds his MBA from George Washington University, BS in Accounting from North Carolina State University and Certified Professional in Accessible Core Competencies (CPACC).​
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For two decades Philip Kolvin led the United Kingdom’s (UK) thinking about the nighttime economy and policies to create sustainable leisure environments. He spearheaded initiatives to enhance safety and vibrancy and set the standards on how to mobilize all sectors toward a common vision of life having chaired Purple Flag and Best Bar None. He was appointed by London Mayor Khan as chair of the London Nighttime Commission and wrote the Mayor's vision for London: "From Good Night to Great Night".​
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CEO & Cofounder


Former Chair

London Nighttime Commission
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