Member Buzz - July 2020
July 17, 2020
Highlighting the latest successes and achievements of LGW members
Class of 1993
Ibrahim Mumin ('93) was recognized in the Washington Post for his vital role in preserving the legacy of the historic Shaw corridor in Washington, DC and spurring on the economic transformation and cultural revitalization of this unique and vibrant DC corridor.
Class of 2009
Margaret Dunning ('09) Managing Partner of Higher Education for Finn Partners shared that her firm will receive the award for North American Midsized Agency of the Year by PRvoke Media. The "Sabre Awards," are among the highest honors in the PR industry.
Class of 2012
Steve Seiden ('12) President of Acquired Data Solutions (ADS) had his firm featured in an ABC7 story on their involvement in a STEM literacy program for DC high-school students. The program "On Ramps to Careers," helps underrepresented youth launch careers in the technology field.
Class of 2013
Richard Bynum ('13) has been promoted to serve in the newly created role of chief corporate responsibility officer at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh. He was recognized as a 2020 Minority Business Leader of the Year honoree by the Washington Business Journal. Richard served as host of the LGW Lessons in Leadership series, advancing our mission and scope.
Class of 2015
Kerry-Ann Hamilton ('15) CEO and Founder of KAH Consulting Group will be an honoree at this year's virtual "40 Under 40" event hosted by the Washington Business Journal on July 30.
Kim Horn (’15) who served as the regional president of our local Kaiser Permanente affiliate since 2012, has been promoted to executive vice president and group president for Kaiser markets outside of California.
Class of 2016
Mitch Bonanno (’16), chief real estate officer for Johns Hopkins University is leading the $200 million-plus renovation and conversion of the former Newseum building on Pennsylvania Avenue into an educational hub for research and convenings for the Baltimore-based university. The first part of the acquisition is complete and work is slated to begin soon.
Class of 2019
Michelle Tafel ('19) Vice President & Executive Director at City Year of Washington, DC will be an honoree at this year's virtual "40 Under 40" event hosted by the Washington Business Journal on July 30.
Class of 2020
Natalie Madeira Cofield ('20) Founder and CEO of Walker's Legacy received the 2020 Inno on Fire Award this month for her innovative digital platform that supports the professional and entrepreneurial development of multicultural women. Cofield ('20) was featured on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine this month along with many of the foremost entrepreneurial visionaries in the nation.
Myron Thomas ('20) joins Culmen International as the company's new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer at Melwood.
Tatiana Torres ('20) Director of External Engagement- Economic Recovery Unit, Government of the District of Columbia will be an honoree at this year's virtual "40 Under 40" event hosted by the Washington Business Journal on July 30.