Our Team

John Warnack

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2019

A certified club manager and certified food and beverage executive, John has served in upper-level management roles in Clubs across the country, including Baltimore Country Club, Wexford Plantation in Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Cordillera Club Properties outside of Vail, CO where he helped manage a Tom Fazio PGA Valley Course, a Hale Irwin Mountain course and a 67-room luxury lodge and spa.

He was part of the team that opened the world famous Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., and did a stint as the Food and Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C., earning Awards of Excellence from the The Wine Spectator for his wine lists at both properties.

John is married and has two sons, 10 and 13.

Annalise Parks

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 202.347.0818 x:4973

Annalise offers years of experience in strategic marketing and event planning to the City Club of Washington. Her love of DC culture and knack for detail make every event that she plans at the Club a little more special! Annalise graduated from Lake Forest College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and French, with a minor in Communication. 

Email Annalise at annalise.parks@clubcorp.com

Sherasa Russell

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 202.347.0818 x:4978
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Born and raised in Chicago, Sherasa is a Howard University graduate and accomplished events professional.  Sherasa has over 10 years of hospitality experience and has worked in all aspects of the industry. Sherasa’s organization, attention to detail, creative imagination and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an industry leader.

In her spare time,  Sherasa enjoys being a foodie with her husband and exploring nature with her two young boys. 

Ian MacDonald

Role: Food and Beverage Director
Serving Since: 1993
Phone Number: 202.347.0818 x: 4974

Since Ian started working at the City Club of Washington in September 1993, he has  had the pleasure of getting to know many Members and Associate Members. After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), he worked for several years in Food and Beverage for Marriott International before discovering his affinity for providing diligent, personalized service in a private club setting. He has a keen interest in food and wine and always hopes that our club’s Wine Society reflects his enthusiasm for sharing fun, insightful and uncomplicated wine knowledge with others. He encourages everyone to attend our Wine Society events.

He really enjoys commuting on his bicycle to and from the Club in all sorts of weather conditions. And, although he considers himself a Washingtonian, he still reminisces fondly about his small hometown of Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

Email Ian at ian.macdonald@clubcorp.com

Marc Wilson

Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
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