Member Buzz - September 2020
October 23, 2020
Class of 1998
Mahan Tavakoli ('98) launched a new podcast series called Partnering Leadership that explores the essence of great leadership. LGW Leader of the Years Alex Orfinger ('98) joined Mahan to share his powerful philosophy on leadership and personal goals to advance meaningful progress on racial equity.
Class of 2015
Howard John Wesley ('15) is an honoree of the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, a new racial justice fund that is supporting Black leaders and Black-led organizations on the front lines. The fund is backed by The Greater Washington Community Foundation and a host of other national leaders in philanthropy.
Clifford Yee ('15) was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to serve on the Advisory Board on Service & Volunteerism for Virginia. Cliff will advise the Governor and secretaries on the promotion of national service in the Commonwealth.
Class of 2016
Nicole Lynn Lewis is an honoree of the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, a new racial justice fund that is supporting Black leaders and Black-led organizations on the front lines. The fund is backed by The Greater Washington Community Foundation and a host of other national leaders in philanthropy.
Class of 2017
Carla A. Reid ('17) received the 2020 Girl Legacy Award at the Community Bridges Annual Celebration for her support and leadership of young girls in our region.
Class of 2019
Kwesi Ames ('19) transitioned out of his role at Salesforce after 10 years of leadership. He is pursuing an exciting new executive role with a startup software company in the Desktop-as-as-Service (DaaS) space.
Troy LeMaille-Stovall ('19) began his new role in September as CEO of TEDCO, Maryland’s state-backed agency that supports early-stage tech companies.
Class of 2020
Tonia Wellons ('20) was named "A Hero of the Crisis," by Washingtonian Magazine for her vital work with the Greater Washington Community Foundation in supporting our arts community during the pandemic.
Lisa Wise ('20) recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a 2020 Business of Pride honoree.
Mary-Frances Wain ('20) joined Prosperity Now as Chief Engagement Officer.
Class of 2021
Harold Pettigrew Jr. ('21) leads the Washington Area Community Investment Fund which received its third-consecutive CDFI Financial Assistance Award from the United States Department of Treasury