Annual Meeting Sets the Stage for a Big Year in 2019

The 2018 Annual Meeting, which was held today over lunch at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, brought together nearly 300 Board of Trade members to celebrate recent accomplishments and take a focused look at the organization’s strategy for the years ahead.


From the Stage

Kim Horn, our current Chair, reflected on a few key wins in 2018: achieving dedicated funding for Metro, bringing on Jack McDougle as CEO, and launching a smart region movement to drive inclusive economic growth and improve livability in our region. Looking forward, Jack and incoming Chair Tony Lewis described our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

Bruce Gordon, former CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and consultant with a long track-record of working with Fortune 500 companies on leadership issues, delivered a keynote speech on staying committed to long-term outcomes.


New Video

We also screened a new video that features several of our members. We asked them to, in their own words, explain what the Board of Trade’s smart region movement means to them.


2019 Officers

The 2019 Board of Trade officers were announced. They are:

Tony Lewis
Region Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

Dave Velazquez
President & CEO, Pepco Holdings

Dan O’Neill
Mid-Atlantic Division President & CEO, SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland

Assistant Secretary
Ken Samet
President & CEO, MedStar Health

Rosie Allen-Herring
President & CEO, United Way of The National Capital Area

Assistant Treasurer
Adam Ostrach
Executive Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, Middle Market Banking, Capital One Bank

Assistant Treasurer
Jermaine Johnson
Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking, PNC Bank

General Counsel
John Stalfort
Managing Principal, Washington DC Office, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.


Thank you, sponsors

This special event was made possible by our sponsors:

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