Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852


What it’s about

A tradition since 1889, the Board of Trade Annual Meeting gathers its members of the Greater Washington business community to recognize the accomplishments of the year and provide a forecast for the year ahead.


$4,250 Premium Table of 10

$2,750 Standard Table of 10

$250 Individual Ticket

The Board of Trade Annual Meeting is reserved for Member Companies and their invited guests only.

  • Member Firms at the Mid-Size Business Leader ($6,000) level receive one ticket. 

  • Member Firms at the Corporate Council ($12,500) level receive three tickets. 

  • Member Firms at the Leadership Council ($30,000) level and the Executive Council level ($50,000) receive five tickets. 

  • Member Firms at the President's Council ($75,000) and Chairman's Council ($100,000) levels receive one Premium table (10 tickets).

**Member code must be applied to redeem complimentary tickets. Contact events@bot.org with questions and/or to confirm your member code.

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Bruce S. Gordon is a diversity consultant to Fortune 500 companies and former President & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). During his tenure, Gordon added more than 100,000 members and associates to the NAACP and worked to foster diversity and inclusion and to achieve greater economic equality for all Americans.
Prior to the NAACP, Gordon had a 35-year career in the telecommunications industry. He retired in December 2003. In his final role, he was president of Retail Markets Group for Verizon Communications, responsible for the company's $23B consumer and small business unit. He also directed corporate advertising and brand management. Gordon managed a 35,000-person nationwide work force.

In March 2007, The American Advertising Federation inducted Gordon into the Advertising Hall of Fame, the industry’s most prestigious honor. In May 2006, Ebony magazine named him one of its “100 Most Influential Black Americans and Organization Leaders”.  In July 2002, he was ranked #6 on Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Black Executives”.  Black Enterprise magazine named him "1998 Executive of the Year."  

Gordon currently serves on the boards of CBS Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Gordon is a trustee of the Newport Festivals Foundation, a member of the Advisory Boards for New York Urban League and Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He is the former Chairman of the Board of ADT Corporation and previously served on the boards of Tyco International, Southern Company, Office Depot, Best Foods, Infinity Broadcasting, and Bartech Group; previously chaired the Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Student Motivation in the New York Public School System; and was a trustee of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, The Barnes Foundation, Gettysburg College, and Lincoln Center.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Gordon received a B.A. from Gettysburg College, a M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and an honorary doctorate degree from Gettysburg College.