Celebration of Leadership

Bringing together more than 650 of the region’s most accomplished leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors, the LGW Celebration of Leadership serves as the largest celebration of diverse, cross-sector changemakers in our region. This year, LGW will proudly honor Lyles Carr (’87), Senior Vice President, The McCormick Group, with the 2021 LGW Leader of the Years award. His commitment, influence, and extraordinary leadership in the region have made him a steady presence and force for change in both our region and LGW. Please join us as we celebrate Lyles and his impact on this region. 

​Sponsor Brochure

Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001

Dress: Cocktail attire


**Please note that since this event is in-person, we require that all attendees be fully vaccinated. Everyone will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival. Following local guidelines and CDC guidelines, guests are required to wear a mask indoors when not actively eating or drinking. 

Host Committee
Kathy Albarado (‘20)
John A. Allen (‘20)
Mary Abbajay (‘06)
Peter Abrahams (‘20)
Rosie Allen-Herring (‘02)
Gwendolyn Boyd (‘96)
David Bradt (‘93)
Mary-Claire Burick (‘15)
Julie Coons (‘20)
Allison Cryor DiNardo (‘06)
Allison Dyer (‘20)
Sara Pluta Gibson (‘15)
Myra Peabody Gossens (‘87)
Luanne Gutermuth (‘20)
Sandi Hallmark (‘13)
Artis Hampshire-Cowan (‘89)
Beth Johnson (‘15)
Karen Kalish (’90)
Rachel Kronowitz (‘15)
Pinkie Mayfield (‘01)
Alex Orfinger (‘98)
Chris Stacey (‘09)
Howard W. Stone, Jr. (‘96)
Mahan Tavakoli (‘98)
Diane Tipton (‘98)

Our Sponsors





MedStar Health





Alvarez & Marsal
Apex Home Loans
Bernstein Management Corporation
David Bradt (’93)
Bright Beginnings, Inc.
Adrian & Jan Chapman
Chevy Chase Trust
Children's National
Colley Intelligence
Cordia Partners
DC Rape Crisis Center-DCRCC
Goodwill of Greater Washington & Goodwill Excel Center
Helios HR
Holland & Knight
Horning Brothers
Jubilee Housing, Inc.
Rachel S. Kronowitz ('15)
MissionSquare Retirement
Alex Orfinger ('98)
rand* construction corporation
Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Self Storage Zone
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Friend of Lyles


Mary Abbajay ('06)
Kathy Albarado ('20)
Assured Data Protection Inc.
Avison Young US
Baker Tilly
Joe Budzynski ('06)
Lis Driscoll ('20)
Doug Duncan ('15)
Allison Dyer ('20)
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Kathryn Falk
Myra Peabody Gossens ('87)
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Luanne Gutermuth ('20)
Kerry-Ann Hamilton ('15)
Artis Hampshire-Cowan ('89)
Philip G. Hampton, II ('05)
Howard Insurance
Beth Johnson ('15)
Abel Lopez ('88)
Jim Lynch ('04)
Nancie Lynch (Suzuki) ('16)
Karen Kalish ('90)
Debbie Kaplan ('17)
Jeff Keitelman ('91)
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Dee MacDonald-Miller
MDB Communications
Rick Moore
Robert Morgan ('15)
Glen O'Gilvie ('10)
Reston Limousine & Travel Service, Inc.
Julie Rogers ('88)
Lori Seader ('87)
Howard W. Stone, Jr. ('96)
Edward Woods ('19)
Bill Zink ('20)


Afterparty Bar Sponsor


LGW Photo Booth


For questions or more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Debbie Kaplan, COO & VP of Programs at dkaplan@lgwdc.org or 202.465.3201.