2021 Board of Directors

The individuals listed below serve on our 2021 Board of Directors. Board members contribute to the Board of Trade’s success in several ways: they weigh in on strategic decisions; assist with the recruitment, retention, and on-boarding process of members; lend resources and make connections to bring projects closer to their goals; attend and support board meetings and other Board of Trade events throughout the year.
  • Alex Orfinger, Publisher and Market President, Washington Business Journal
  • Andrew Flagel, President and CEO, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Anita Cooke Wells, Senior Vice President, Administration and Corporate Secretary, RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Anthony Pierce, Partner in Charge, Washington Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
  • Anthony Lewis, Region Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
  • Anuj Mehrotra, Dean of the GW School of Business, The George Washington University
  • Beth Johnson, Founder and CEO, RP3 Agency
  • Beverley Swaim-Staley, President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
  • Blue Jenkins, President, WGL
  • Bradley Flickinger, Senior Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, CBRE, Inc.
  • Brian McVay, Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
  • Brian Schwalb, Partner in Charge, Washington, DC, Venable LLP
  • Brian Pieninck, CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Bryan Pynchon, Senior Vice President, Group Manager Mid-Atlantic Middle Market Bank, Capital One Bank
  • Caleb Vuljanic, Office Managing Partner, DHG
  • Carl Tims, Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, GEICO Insurance Company
  • Cary Hatch, CEO, Brand Advocate, MDB Communications, Inc.
  • Catherine Meloy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill of Greater Washington
  • Catherine Merrill, President & CEO, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Cecilia Hodges, Regional President, Greater Washington and Virginia, M&T Bank
  • Chuck Bean, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG)
  • Corby Lawrence, Partner & CEO, Western Transportation Group
  • Courtney Spaeth, CEO, growth[period]
  • Dale Kopnitsky, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Dara Castle, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Offices, RSM US LLP
  • Darryll Pines, President, University of Maryland, College Park
  • David Hartman, President & Co-Founder, Hartman Executive Advisors
  • David Velazquez, President & CEO, Pepco Holdings
  • David Straut, Market Executive of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Capital Market, Wells Fargo
  • David Dacquino, Chairman & CEO, Serco, Inc.
  • Diane Hoskins, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Gensler
  • Dirk Haire, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Ed Grenier, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
  • Edward Fleming, Executive Vice President, Walton Global Holdings, Ltd.
  • Elizabeth Lewis, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Enrico Cecchi, Managing Director, The IDI Group Companies
  • Ernest Jarvis, Managing Principal, Jarvis Commercial Real Estate, LLC
  • Ethan Selzer, Vice President, Client Solutions, The Washington Post
  • Evelyn Lee, Regional President, Greater Washington Region, SunTrust now Truist
  • Geoff Chatas, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown University
  • Greg Wallig, MetroDC Office Leader, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University
  • Jack McDougle, President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Jake Burns, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Washington Nationals Baseball Club (MLB)
  • James Grauberger, Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group, LLC
  • James Cornelsen, Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Region, WesBanco
  • Jamil Jaffer, Vice President for Strategy & Business Development, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Janis Schiff, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Jeffrey Detwiler, President & Chief Executive Officer, Long & Foster Companies Inc.
  • Jennifer Siciliano, Chief External Affairs & Communications Officer, Inova Health System
  • Jermaine Johnson, Regional President, Greater Washington, PNC Bank
  • John Stalfort, Managing Principal, Washington DC Office, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
  • John Potter, President & CEO, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • John Delaney, Dean, Kogod School of Business, American University
  • Jorge Perez, President and COO Regional Portfolio Properties, MGM Resorts International
  • Keith Hennessey, President, Bechtel Enterprises
  • Kenneth Samet, President & CEO, MedStar Health
  • Kevin Sharkey, Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction Company
  • Kimberly Dickerson, Lead Managing Director/DC Office, Protiviti
  • Kurt Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Lawrence Di Rita, Greater Washington, DC Market President, Bank of America
  • Linda Rabbitt, Founder, Chairman of the Board, rand* construction corporation
  • Lorraine Lavet, Senior Client Partner, Northern Virginia, Korn/Ferry International
  • Lyles Carr, Senior Vice President , The McCormick Group, Inc.
  • Marc Blakeman, President – Mid-Atlantic States, AT&T
  • Martin Rodgers, Market Unit Lead – South & Metro Washington DC Office, Accenture
  • Maury Peiperl, Dean, School of Business, George Mason University, School of Business
  • Michael Policicchio, Partner, EY
  • Michael Akin, President, LINK Strategic Partners
  • Michele Blackwell, Public Affairs Manger, Mid-Atlantic, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Michelle Dandeneau, Managing Director, JLL
  • Misty Allen, Vice President Government Regulatory Affairs & Community Impact, Comcast
  • Monica Dalwadi , Office Managing Partner, DC Metro Area, Baker Tilly
  • Monica Schmude, Mid-Atlantic Market President, Cigna
  • Nora Gardner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Patricia Steis, Managing Director, Head of Office, Marsh, Inc.
  • Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
  • Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager and CEO, WMATA-Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Radha Muthiah, President & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area Food Bank
  • Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer, BWI Marshall Airport
  • Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way of The National Capital Area
  • Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., Kaiser Permanente
  • Scott Frisch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, AARP
  • Staci Pies, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Crown Castle
  • Stephen Skinner, Vice President & Business Group Leader, The Walsh Group
  • Steve Proctor, President and Chief Executive Officer, G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.
  • Steven Heger, President, Raffa Financial Services, Inc.
  • Stuart Solomon, CEO, Connected DMV
  • Susan Lacz, Principal and CEO, Ridgewells
  • Tamika Tremaglio, Managing Partner, Greater Washington, Deloitte LLP
  • Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Terry Kenny, Market President for Metro DC Baltimore and DE Region, TD Bank
  • Tim Byers, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Federal & Environmental Solutions, Jacobs
  • Tim Gillis, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Area, KPMG LLP
  • W.K. Wiseman, Design Principal, CannonDesign
  • William Eisig, Regional Managing Partner, BDO USA, LLP

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