Meet the Team

Christine Hammer

Director of Office of Event Management & Scheduling

Christine Hammer Headshot

Chris brings over 25 years of event planning experience to her role as Director. Originally from Cleveland, she moved to the DMV in the late 80’s after beginning her career in events with a Cleveland department store, and over the years honed her event planning and management skills with Long & Foster Realtors, Children’s National Medical Center and others.

Chris began her career at Georgetown Law in the Advancement office over 10 years ago, and moved into her current role in 2015, getting her back to her professional passion!

She’s the proud mom of two young adult daughters, can find an appropriate Harry Potter quote for almost any situation and obsesses every spring over the eagle cam at the National Arboretum, watching the eaglets and educating her colleagues about all things related to bald eagles!


Ian Mayne HeadshotIan Mayne

Deputy Director, Office of Event Management & Scheduling

Ian is a native of San Francisco, CA and joined Georgetown Law in the Office of Special Events in 2015. He attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory S.F. and received his Bachelors in Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

He brings a long and wide range of events experience to our team, from working for Stanford University, the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL, and many other clients to provide excellent service for successful events. He prides himself in being calm, cool, and collected during the stress of planning events.


Wilhelm Engelbrecht

Assistant Director, Office of Event Management & Scheduling

Wilhelm has over a decade of experience in event planning in higher education and nonprofits. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he moved to the states and soon found himself involved in the events world (despite studying language in college). 

He has been an event planner at UC Santa Cruz, Harvard University, and the International OCD Foundation. He moved to DC in 2021 and started at Georgetown in October 2022. When not at work, he is pursuing his interest in meditation, theology, sci-fi/fantasy, and of course, board games. He is also terrible at trivia

Claire Sanfilippo

Event Coordinator

Originally from Cleveland, Claire graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. After graduation she lived in New York City doing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where she worked as a case manager in the Bronx.

Claire moved to D.C. in 2018 to work as a volunteer manager at Catholic Charities, the largest social service nonprofit in the DMV area. She started at Georgetown Law in 2021 as one of the Event Coordinators.

Claire is an avid lover of all things Cleveland, travel, and Lord of the Rings.


Nancy AkosahNancy Akosah standing outdoors and smiling at the camera

Scheduling and Event Logistics Coordinator

Nancy is the acting liaison between the Office of Event Management, the Office of Student Life, the Audiovisual department, and the Facilities Management department. In addition to assigning space within the Law Center for events and classes, Nancy ensures that all Audio Visual and Facility event equipment needs are met. Prior to working at Georgetown Law Center, Nancy worked for a start-up company and various non-profit organizations as an event coordinator. Her passion for event management is fueled by her B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from C.U.N.Y. Baruch College and her Master’s in Global Hospitality Leadership from Georgetown University.