Member Buzz - February 2021

March 12, 2021

Highlighting the latest successes and achievements of LGW members.

1996

Terri Freeman (’96) has left the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to move back to the area and serve as the Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

2009

Maurice Daniel (’09) recently launched WORKSHOP Washington, an accelerated and streamlined approach to traditional public affairs and communications services. Learn more about the initiative here.

Linda Mercado Greene (’09), Co-Founder, Owner, and Board Chair of Anacostia Organics recently formed the DC Cannabis Trade Association, where she serves as Chairperson.

Craig Strent (’09) and the team at Apex Home Loans are partnering with Manna Food Center to offer a new Mortgages for Meals Program. 

2015

Christian Rhodes (’15) accepted an appointment to join the Biden-Harris Administration as Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

2016

Nicole Lynn Lewis (’16) was named a 2021 Boulder Fund recipient in support of Generation Hope’s work to remove systemic barriers for student parents across the country.

Princess Mhoon (’16) was honored by The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment with their DC STAR award.

2017

Marc Battle (’17) received the Top 100 Diverse Leaders in Energy Award at the 2021 National Energy Inclusion Conference.

Gretchen Grenier-Lott (’17) is now a Program Officer at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

Rose Johnson (’17), Vice President and Senior Director of Human Resources at the United Way of the National Capital Area to receive the 2021 Diversity in Business Award from the Washington Business Journal.

2018

Derrick Perkins (’18), Market Executive for Bank of America to receive the 2021 Diversity in Business Award from the Washington Business Journal.

2020

Natalie Madeira Cofield (’20) was appointed Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration where she will lead the Office of Women's Business Ownership. 

Sherlonda Goode-Jones (’20), Partner at Guidehouse to receive the 2021 Diversity in Business Award from the Washington Business Journal.

2021

Ayris Scales (’21) was named the incoming CEO of the Walker’s Legacy Foundation & Managing Director, Walker’s Legacy.

At-Large D.C. Councilmember Robert White (’21) introduced legislation called the “Bias in Threat Assessments Evaluation Amendment Act of 2021,” to address racial bias in DC policing.

Harold Pettigrew (’21), CEO of the Washington Area Community Investment Fund to receive the 2021 Diversity in Business Award from the Washington Business Journal.

David Gadis (’21) and his team at DC Water launched their DC Water Cares program to help low-income renters whose water bills are reflected in their monthly rent.

In Memoriam:

Minister Tom Lewis (’97) of the Fishing School passed away on February 23. Tom founded the Fishing School in 1990. His memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 18th at 3:30 pm. You can watch the service livestreamed on YouTube. To learn more about his legacy, click here.

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