Our 2016 Event Co-Chairs'

Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman

Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman are the founders of BrandLinkDC, a full service strategic marketing and public relations agency that builds better brands.

In a Sunday Styles cover story, the New York Times called them “the architects of the new Washington.” GQ magazine named Barbara and Jayne to its “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” list. The Washington Business Journal selected the two partners as “Women Who Mean Business” awardees and named them to their Power 100 List.

BrandLinkDC represents some of this country’s most celebrated brands across the fields of fashion, media, real estate, entertainment, sports and hospitality. BrandLinkDC’s clients are a mix of nationally recognized brands like SoulCycle, sweetgreen, Room & Board and Drybar, and Washington-based newsmakers such as Bethesda Row, Varnish Lane and CityCenterDC.

Barbara and Jayne also co-founded District Sample Sale, Washington’s most fashionable charitable event, which to date has raised over $320,000 for women’s and children’s charities across the region.

Barbara and Jayne are married to two incredible husbands, John and Jeff respectively, and they each have two amazing boys, who are still young enough to think their moms are really cool.

Barbara and Jayne are honored to be chairing this year's Knock Out Abuse, which they have supported for over a decade, and to continuing their commitment to women supporting women.