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. 



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
BWD Architects
Lyles Carr ('87)
Cordia Partners
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Jubilee Housing
Rachel Kronowitz ('15)
M&T Bank
Shipley & Horne, P.A.
Snider & Weinstein
Tower Strategy Group

Friend of Diane


Mary Abbajay ('06)
Rosie Allen-Herring ('02)
Claudia Barnett ('98)
Jack Barnett
Kristina Bouweiri ('16)
Linda Cassell ('98)
Doug Duncan ('15)
Shirley Edwards ('98)
Myra Peabody Gossens ('87)
Artis Hampshire-Cowan ('89)
Steve Harlan (Founder)
Industrial Bank
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Debbie Kaplan ('17)
Lisa Quattrocchi
Julie Rosenthal ('02)
RP3 Agency
Debra Silimeo ('02)
Lidia Soto-Harmon ('07) and Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Howard W. Stone, Jr. ('96)
Trinity Missions
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, & Walsh, P.C.
Wendelin White

Photo Station Experience


Afterparty Bar


Life of the Party


Todd Turner ('17)
Tonia Wellons ('20)



To discuss event sponsorship, please contact Dani Brockert, Director of Development, at or 202.465.3201.