Member Buzz - October 2021

October 15, 2021

Highlighting the latest news and achievements of LGW members


Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan (’89) was honored by The Network Journal, an award-winning business magazine for African-American professionals, corporate executives, and business owners. She is included on its 2021 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business


Chuck Bean (’05) and the board for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) unanimously approved two resolutions: that equity should be incorporated into all regional and local decision-making, and that transit stations be given special consideration in land use and transportation planning. The COG also approved a “Housing Affordability Planning Program” to provide more affordable housing near transit stations, with assistance from Amazon and their head of Community Development, Catherine Buell (’22).


Osei Mevs (’07) has been named Vice President of Government Relations at Acadia Healthcare, where he will oversee the Company’s government relations and public policy functions and strategies.


Penelope Thornton Talley (’09) has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at the Executive Leadership Council, a global membership organization for Black executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.


Andy Shallal (’17) opened his ninth Busboys & Poets location in Columbia, MD’s Merriweather District.


Jill Klein (’18) launched a new firm, Jill Klein Advisors, focusing on thought leadership, talent development, and strategic activation.


Allison Alexander (’19) has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Precision Medicine Group, a global services provider in the life sciences sector.


Willie Phillips (’20) has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a panel that could play an increasingly important role in his effort to fight climate change.

Bettina Stern (’20) opened her third location of Chaia Tacos, a plant-based taco restaurant, in Bethesda, MD.


Harold Pettigrew Jr. (’21) has been selected by President Joe Biden to be a member of the Community Development Advisory Board.

Robert White Jr. (’21), currently in his second term on the DC Council, announced that he will run for DC Mayor in 2022.

Member Buzz - October 2021