Member Buzz - July 2021

July 30, 2021

Highlighting the latest news and achievements of LGW members


Hilda Pemberton (’99) was sworn in as a member of the Richmond County Board of Elections. Pemberton is a trailblazer whose distinctions include being the first woman to serve as Chair of Prince George’s County Council.  


Cora Masters Barry (’02) joined Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House to participate in the Black Women’s Roundtable on voting rights. Read the story here.


Erik Gaull (’09) joins Samsung as Senior Key Account Manager for Federal Civilian Sales. He is working to apply Samsung technologies to improve the effectiveness of civilian public safety agencies.  


Nina M. Albert (’14) was appointed Commissioner of the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service. She will oversee GSA’s real estate portfolio nationwide. 


Todd M. Turner (’17) led efforts within the Prince George’s County Council to help expand the Curbside Groceries initiative by The Capital Area Food Bank into Prince George's County. Learn more here.


Tycely Williams (’18) is now Chief Development Officer for the Bipartisan Policy Center. She will oversee the organization’s development operation and is responsible for foundations, corporate, and individual giving.


Lauren Van Wazer (’19) will serve on the Georgetown Law Board of Visitors for a three-year term. She will provide advice to the Dean on how to strengthen teaching, scholarship, and service at the Law Center.


Luanne Gutermuth ('20) is the new Board Chair of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. This exciting announcement in Inside Nova also features news that Luanne and her husband are opening Good Spirit Farm, a new agribusiness in Loudon County. Classmate Julie Coons ('20) is the President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and many LGW members serve on their Board.  


Amy Javaid (’21) has been appointed by A Wider Circle's Board of Directors to be the organization’s next President & CEO. She has served as the interim CEO since January. After completing a national search, Amy’s strong and effective leadership made her the clear choice for A Wider Circle’s Board of Directors. Read more here. 

In Memoriam:

Polly P. Heath (’88) former Washington Post executive and Chief Financial Officer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and WETA, passed away peacefully in her home on July 3, 2021. Her beloved husband, Washington Post reporter Tom Heath, was by her side. Read her full obituary here.

Member Buzz - July 2021