Message from Artis Hampshire-Cowan ('89) our 2020 Leader of the Years
March 27, 2020
I am honored and humbled by my selection as the 2020 Leadership Greater Washington Leader of the Years. Since graduating from LGW in 1989, I have sought to bridge divides, make connections and promote regionalism by leveraging my network to do good. Receiving this award means a great deal to me, not because I am the honoree, but because I so deeply believe in Leadership Greater Washington’s (LGW) mission. I am motivated by the work that LGW members perform every day, year after year -- fulfilling the aspiration of the founders to bring together Metropolitan area leaders who leverage their networks to address the challenges and fully exploit the opportunities of this region.
In typical Leadership Greater Washington fashion, a substantial part of my day was spent with other LGW graduates, who also serve on the Greater Washington Community Foundation Board, as we collaborated to address the urgent needs created by the Coronavirus crisis. So, today my friends, once again, because of LGW, my heart is filled with gratitude and hope!