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


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






Alvarez & Marsal
Apex Home Loans
Bernstein Management
Careerstone Group, LLC
Mission Square Retirement
Rachel S. Kronowitz ('15)
Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Diane Tipton ('98)

Friend of Lyles


Kristina Bouweiri ('16)
Doug Duncan ('15)
Eagle Bank 
Ed Grenier III ('05)
Kerry-Ann Hamilton ('15)
Victor Hoskins ('16)
Howard Insurance
James J. Lynch ('04)
Jeff Keitelman ('91)
Reston Limousine
Jeff Rubery ('10)
Edward Woods ('19)


For questions or more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Darin Allen, Director of Development at dallen@lgwdc.org or 202.465.3201.