Host Committee
Ron Adolph ('98)
Gene Sachs ('98) 
Lidia Soto-Harmon ('07)
Mary Abbajay ('06)
Rosie Allen-Herring ('02)
Lyles Carr ('87)
Linda Cassell ('98)
Shirley Edwards ('98)
David Kessler ('05)
Rachel Kronowitz ('15)
Pinkie Mayfield ('01)
Alex Orfinger ('98)
Steve Snider
Mahan Tavakoli ('98)
Carolyn Thompson ('20)
Tycely Williams ('18)

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 Diane Tipton (’98), Co-founder, CEO, and President, Self Storage Zone, with the 2022 LGW Leader of the Years award. Her commitment to building the communities of today, and the leaders of tomorrow, embodies our vision of impactful leadership and positive change in this region and beyond. Please join us as we celebrate Diane and her impact on this region. 

Our ticket sales closed on October 3. If you are interested in attending or purchasing tickets, please contact Tony Bethea at


Sponsor Brochure

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

Time: 6:00 pm

Dress: Cocktail attire


Our Sponsors










Bernstein Management Corporation
Blue Star Strategies
bwdarchitects, inc.
Lyles Carr ('87)
Chevy Chase Trust
Cordia Partners
Dannielle Glaros ('17) & Todd Turner ('17)
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Jubilee Housing
Rachel Kronowitz ('15)
M&T Bank
Alex Orfinger ('98) & Cal Bowie ('06)
rand* construction corporation
Shipley & Horne, P.A.
Snider & Weinstein
Chris Stacey ('09)
Tower Strategy Group
Volunteers of America
Washington Business Journal

Friend of Diane


Mary Abbajay ('06)
Rosie Allen-Herring ('02)
Claudia Coonrod Barnett ('98) & Jack Barnett
Catherine & Frank Bartels
Kristina Bouweiri ('16)
Linda Cassell ('98)
Doug Duncan ('15)
Shirley Edwards ('98)
Garchik Family Foundation
Girl Scouts of the USA, Board of Directors
Myra Peabody Gossens ('87)
Jesse Greenspan
Artis Hampshire-Cowan ('89)
Steve Harlan (Founder)
Industrial Bank
Debbi Jarvis ('09)
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Debbie Kaplan ('17)
Jeff Keitelman ('91)
J. Page Lansdale
Ginger Laytham
Patricia Mathews ('88)
Lisa Quattrocchi
Julie Rosenthal ('02)
RP3 Agency
Debra Silimeo ('02)
Leslie Smith
Lidia Soto-Harmon ('07) and Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Howard W. Stone, Jr. ('96)
Trinity Missions
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, & Walsh, P.C.
Susan & Martin Wayne
Wendelin White

Photo Station Experience


Afterparty Bar


Life of the Party


Tonia Wellons ('20)



To discuss event sponsorship, please contact Dani Brockert, Director of Development, at or 920.723.8650.