MEMBER BUZZ - September 2019

October 1, 2019

Highlighting the Latest Successes and Accomplishments of LGW Members

Class of 2003:

Karen Dale (’03) is leading AmeriHealth Caritas DC in a partnership with the Children’s Law Center, to reduce asthma-related hospital visits in our region by removing mold infestations.

Class of 2004:

Kimberly Perry (’04) named Executive Director of DC Action for Children.  

Class of 2006:

Joseph Budzynski (’06) Received the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Award for his work as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Volunteers of America.

Class of 2015:

Tien Wong ('15) featured in Inc. article on the DC startup scene. 

Class of 2017:

Matthew Agresti (‘17) named co-chair of board for the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum.

Andy Shallal (’17) broke ground on his eighth location of Busboys & Poets this month in Columbia, MD.

Class of 2018:

Torine Creppy (’18) quoted in US News article about the latest Safe Kids Worldwide report detailing railroad safety tips for protecting children.  

Bruce McNamer (’18) is stepping down as President and CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. He is relocating to Chicago, to build an undisclosed private foundation.

Class of 2020:

Lupi Quitenos-Grady (’20) selected as the DC regions awardee for the ninth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards.

Tonia Wellons (’20), is now President and CEO of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. She replaces Bruce Mcnamer (’18)

Lisa Wise (’20) interviewed by the Washington Post about the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural on U St. gracing the Flock DC building. 

Congratulations to the LGW leaders being honored this week by the Washington Business Journal at the 16th annual "Women Who Mean Business" awards: 

  • Irma Becerra ('20) President, Marymount University
  • Tamara Christian ('14) President, International Spy Museum
  • Kelly Veney Darnell ('14) COO, The Executive Leadership Council
  • Heather Godsmark ('18) Chief Global Operations Officer, Denton's
  • Mel Greene ('15) Vice President CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Kirra Jarratt ('15) CEO, DC Bar Association
  • Tamara Wilds Lawson ('15) Executive Director, Collective Impact, Washington Nationals Dream Foundation
  • Julissa Mareco Otero ('15) CMO, Smithsonian Institution
  • Kyle Schoppmann ('19) Executive Managing Director, CBRE

photo cr: Ted Eytan

MEMBER BUZZ - September 2019