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The Honorable James Dyke, Jr. of McGuireWoods LLP Proposed as Chair;
Gary H. Tabach of Deloitte LLP Proposed as Chair-Elect

Washington, DC – The Greater Washington Board of Trade today announced its 2010 slate of officers.  The Honorable James W. Dyke, Jr. of McGuireWoods LLP will chair the Board of Trade, Greater Washington’s regional business organization.  Gary H. Tabach of Deloitte LLP will serve as the 2010 chair-elect, becoming chair in 2011.  

The Board of Trade made the announcement at its 120th Annual Meeting held today at the Hilton Washington.  The officers will be confirmed at the December 15 meeting of the board of directors.   

“The Greater Washington region faced unprecedented challenges this year, but I am proud of the Board of Trade’s good work to keep the business community informed and involved during these turbulent times,” said Jim Dyke.  “I am honored to lead the Board of Trade into 2010 and build upon the significant progress made under 2009 Chair John M. Kane.”

Jim Dyke brings a wealth of experience and business acumen to the Board of Trade.  At McGuireWoods LLP, Dyke covers corporate, legislative, education, governmental relations and municipal law.  He served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education under Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, as Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale and recently as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.  He is an active leader in the regional business community and serves on several important boards of directors.  In 2007, Dyke, along with 2009 Chair John Kane, was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “150 Most Influential People in the Region.”  

Gary H. Tabach serves as vice chairman and regional managing partner for Deloitte LLP in the Southeast United States, which is made up of 11 states and Greater Washington.  He also serves as managing partner of Deloitte’s Greater Washington practice, which includes offices in Washington, DC; McLean, Richmond and Arlington, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland.  Tabach has more than 32 years of experience in auditing and accounting, all with Deloitte.  He is also a respected leader in Greater Washington’s civic community, serving on several nonprofit boards.

“The Greater Washington Board of Trade faces many interesting challenges this year,” said Tabach.  “We will remain focused on improving Greater Washington’s business climate and convening decision-makers to get business done in this region.”  

“The Greater Washington business community is fortunate to have Jim Dyke and Gary Tabach working to ensure its vitality.  We also extend our gratitude to 2009 Chair John M. Kane for his consistency of focus during unprecedented economic times” said Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Board of Trade.  “This region is the place to be and we will make sure it stays that way.”

In addition to Dyke and Tabach, the Board of Trade nominated the following executives to lead the organization in 2010:

  • Secretary: Joseph Rigby, chairman of the board, president & CEO, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Assistant Secretary: Anthony T. Pierce, managing partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
  • Treasurer: J. Scott Wilfong, chairman, president & CEO, Greater Washington/Maryland, SunTrust Bank
  • Assistant Treasurer: Luis G. Lobo, president, Washington Region, BB&T
  • Assistant Treasurer: Aimee W. Daniels, executive vice president, regional president, MidAtlantic Region, HSBC Bank USA
  • General Counsel: Maureen Dwyer, managing partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP