Member Buzz - June 2021

June 30, 2021

Highlighting the latest news and accomplishments of LGW members.


Abel López (’88) Associate Producing Director of the GALA Hispanic Theatre, will be a 2021 Leadership Institute Fellow with The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. 1998 Julianne Malveaux (’98) will head California State University's new College of Ethnic Studies. 


Kim M. Keenan (’00) recently joined the JAMS Washington, D.C. Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services Washington, D.C. Resolution Center. 


Vincent B. Orange (’04) was recognized for his central role in efforts to recognize D.C. Emancipation Day following the announcement that Juneteenth will now be a federal holiday. 


Frank Williams (’11) was recognized as the 2021 recipient of the Syracuse Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Alumni Award. 


Kirra Jarratt (’15) President and CEO of the DC Bar Foundation is leading a workshop through the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers on Legal Aid as Housing Justice Intervention. Details are available here for the next session on July 9. 

Cliff Yee (’15) was recognized as the 2021 Virginia CFO Awards Winner in the Large Nonprofit category by Virginia Business.


Princess Mhoon (’16) is now the Strategic Program Manager for the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project. 

Heather Raspberry (’18) Executive Director of the Housing Association of Non-Profit Developers was named one of DC’s 25 Most Powerful Real Estate Players by Commercial Observer.


Laura Mason (’19) to serve as Executive Vice President of Major Program Delivery at Amtrak. Kyle Schoppmann (’19) President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for CBRE was named one of DC’s 25 Most Powerful Real Estate Players by Commercial Observer.


Lupi Quinteros-Grady (’20) leads the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) as President and CEO. LAYC was honored with the Unidos US LGBTQ+ Community Champion Award. 


Brunson Cooper (’21) and the team at Corenic Construction are partnering with Gilbane Development to build 6 new public schools in Prince George’s County. The schools will be added for the 2023-2024 school year. Member Robert Gilbane ('19) is the Vice President of Gilbane Construction. 

In Memoriam:

Stuart Freudberg (’03) visionary regionalist and executive with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments passed away on June 15 after a fight with cancer. Read his full obituary here.

Member Buzz - June 2021