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
Bright Beginnings, Inc.
Bernstein Management
David Bradt (’93)
Adrian & Jan Chapman
Cordia Partners
DC Rape Crisis Center
Helios HR
Holland & Knight
Horning Brothers
Mission Square Retirement
Rachel S. Kronowitz ('15)
Alex Orfinger ('98)
Rand Construction Corporation
Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Sapphire Consulting
Self Storage Zone
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Diane Tipton ('98)

Friend of Lyles


Kathy Albarado ('20)
Assured Data Protection Inc.
Avison Young US
Baker Tilley
Kristina Bouweiri ('16)
Careerstone Group, LLC
Lis Driscoll ('00)
Doug Duncan ('15)
Allison Dyer ('20)
Eagle Bank 
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Ed Grenier ('05)
Kerry-Ann Hamilton ('15)
Philip G. Hampton II ('16)
Stacy Hayes ('00)
Howard Insurance
Beth Johnson ('15)
Jim Lynch ('04)
Nancie Lynch ('16)
Debbie Kaplan ('17)
Jeff Keitelman ('91)
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Harry Klaff
Reston Limousine
Dee MacDonald Miller
MDB Communications
Robert Morgan ('15)
Glen O'Gilvie ('10)
Julie Rogers ('88)
Jeff Rubery ('10)
Lori Seader ('87)
Howard W. Stone, Jr. ('96)
Edward Woods ('19)
Bill Zink ('20)


LGW Photo Booth


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