About Us

Message from the Chair and President

The Board of Trade represents and connects businesses across Greater Washington. Our strength has increased, our advocacy has improved and our results demonstrate real value to members across the region.

The Board of Trade is continuing to address the region’s critical issues – improving transportation, preparing for emergencies, promoting green as a competitive advantage and helping to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce. 

The Board of Trade is working with the business community to expand Metro trains from 6-cars to 8-cars through our “8 Car Coalition.” The Board of Trade has advanced the expansion of cyber opportunities in the region through the accomplishments of our Cyber Task Force.

By convening business, civic and government leaders, we will advance regional collaboration and make a significant impact in our business community and the community at large. The Board of Trade’s top priority, however, remains growing your business.

2016 is a critical year throughout Greater Washington. The Board of Trade will be right there for you through it all, ensuring that the challenges are minimized and the opportunities are clear. Thank you for your support of the Board of Trade.  We look forward to working with you and your colleagues throughout the year.

Daniel G. Waetjen
2016 Chairman, Greater Washington Board of Trade
Regional President, Greater Washington DC Region, BB&T

James C. Dinegar
President & CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade


PS: If you are not yet a Board of Trade member and you're interested in learning more, please send us an email and a staff member will contact you!