Member Buzz - January 2021

January 8, 2021

Highlighting the latest successes and achievements of LGW members. 

Class of 1989

Donald Temple (’89) launched a new radio program, "Lovethology," airing every Wednesday on featuring an eclectic mix of relaxing jazz.

Class of 1991

John Aggrey (’91) launched DinDin a dynamic food business in an effort to help local chefs generate income in the D.C. region.

Class of 2002

President and CEO of the United Way of the National Capital Area, Rosie Allen-Herring was (’02) was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine.  

Class of 2004

President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Kathy Hollinger (’04) was named the Covid-19 Response Leader of the Year by the Washington Business Journal.

Class of 2016

Founder of A Wider Circle, Mark Bergel ('16) is launching The Shared Humanity Project, a 501c3 that will bring together people of all ages, races, and backgrounds to work toward economic and social change. For more information about the Shared Humanity Project please contact: Mark Bergel

Class of 2018

Brandon Todd (’18) joined Washington Gas as director of corporate public policy. He will lead the company’s public policy work, overseeing federal and state government relations.

Class of 2019

Colette R. Gresham (’19) is the new Associate Council Administrator for the Prince George’s County Council.

Carly Mitchell (’19) promoted to Partner at Guidehouse’s Financial Services practice effective January 1.

Class of 2020

Tonia Wellons (’20) was named Nonprofit Leader of the Year by the Washington Business Journal.

Tracy Sayegh Gabriel (’20) and her team at National Landing Business Improvement District recently announced the expansion of transportation infrastructure, four new miles of protected bike lanes and the conversion of an elevated highway into an urban boulevard at National Landing.

Class of 2021

Kimberly Driggins (’21) and her team at the Washington Housing Conservancy announced the purchase of Crystal House, an 825-unit apartment complex in Arlington, Va. to help increase access to housing for families who make too much to afford government housing but cannot afford market rent.

Executive Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center, Indira Henard (’21) was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine.  

Amy Javaid (’21) has now officially stepped into the role of Interim President & CEO of A Wider Circle. Find the announcement and learn more about their exciting initiatives in the new year here. 

Harold Pettigrew (’21), Chief Executive Officer of Wacif joins the Board of Directors at Enterprise Community Loan Fund.

11th St. Bridge Park leader Scott Kratz (’21) and his team collaborated with Martha’s Table, Bread for the City and the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative on ThriveDC the Ward 8 Non-Profit Collaboration for Covid-19 Relief, administering the largest ever emergency cash assistance to families in the United States, totaling $3.6 million so far. Learn more about their work here. 



Member Buzz - January 2021