FOUNDERS & PAST BOARD CHAIRS

FOUNDERS

LGW was founded through the efforts of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Junior League of Washington and 18 visionary leaders. These individuals invested personal and professional resources to fulfill their vision of an organization that would foster communication and cooperation among the area's leaders.

  • Barbara Davis Blum
  • Alyse Lucas Corcoran
  • James S. Culp*
  • G. Keith Haller
  • Steve Harlan
  • Glenn Harrell, Jr.
  • Janet MacNamara Harrison
  • Ray LaPlaca
  • Robert Linowes*
  • Karl Nelson
  • Andy Ockershausen
  • Thomas J. Owens*
  • Robert Peebles
  • Ed Pena
  • Carmen Turner*
  • John Tydings*
  • Thomas S. Watson, Jr.*
  • Betty Whaley*

PAST BOARD CHAIRS & PRESIDENTS

LGW gratefully acknowledges the timeless contributions of its past board chairs and presidents whose efforts have helped LGW continue its powerful impact across the Greater Washington region as a nationally recognized and honored community leadership program.

  • James Culp*, Founder
  • Steve Harlan, Founder
  • Robert Linowes*, Founder
  • Barbara Davis Blum, Founder
  • Thomas Owens*, Founder
  • Ed Norton (‘87)
  • Donald Graham
  • Myra Peabody Gossens (‘87)
  • Bill Harris*
  • Lyles Carr (‘87)
  • Ray LaPlaca, Founder
  • Artis Hampshire-Cowan (‘89)
  • Timothy Q. Kime, Jr. (’98)
  • Del Lewis
  • Abel Lopez (‘88)
  • Beverly Silverberg (‘89)
  • Lou Durden (‘89)
  • C.E. Andrews (‘87)
  • Marie Johns (‘93)
  • Garry Curtis (’89)
  • Howard W. Stone, Jr. (‘96)
  • Howard Ross (‘91)
  • Dr. Faye Coleman (‘93)
  • Susan Pepper (‘90)
  • John Veihmeyer (‘97)
  • Michael C. Rogers (‘00)
  • Shirley Edwards (‘98)
  • John T. Butler (‘97)
  • Tom D’Amato (‘96)
  • Maxine B. Baker (‘99)
  • Julie Rosenthal (’02)
  • Mary Abbajay (’06)

  *designates LGW members and founders who are deceased