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March 30, 2016 Julie Holdren Joins KoolSpan as COO & VP of Products

Julie Holdren has joined KoolSpan as its new chief operating officer and vice president of products. The 25-year veteran is tasked to lead the company’s operations and manage its subscription-based end-to-end mobile encrypted calling and text messaging offer called TrustCall Global Service, KoolSpan said Monday. More


RESTON, VIRGINIA (March 3, 2016) - Vemo Education, an education technology company working with U.S. colleges and universities to develop and service value-oriented, income-based student financing programs, announced today that C.E. Andrews, former CEO of Sallie Mae and current CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors as an independent director.. In addition to his board seat at Vemo, Andrews holds board positions at Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, The Global Good Fund, NVR Inc., WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc., Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, Wolf Trap Foundation, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Capital Group/American Funds and Washington Mutual Investors Fund. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, his alma mater, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree in 1974. More

February 22, 2016 Colliers International Welcomes New DC Region Market Leader

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 22, 2016– Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) today announced that David Parker, a 30-year commercial real estate veteran, will join the firm as Regional Managing Director | Washington, DC. Parker will oversee the company’s business in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland. Colliers has expanded its footprint in the region significantly over the past few years with its full service offerings to investors and occupiers, including brokerage, capital markets, corporate solutions, property management and appraisal services. More

February 5, 2016 Dennis Murphy named Chair of AAACCC

Dennis is a very successful business person with the added experience of working in the association industry at the Greater Washington Board of Trade early in his career,” said AAACCC President & CEO, Bob Burdon. “His leadership will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position of Board Chair for the Chamber of Commerce. More

December 3, 2015 D.C. Entrepreneur & Distinguished Philanthropist Linda Rabbitt to Receive 2016 Horatio Alger Award

She also serves as a director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and Leadership Washington. Dedicated to advancing women, she was president of the International Women's Forum's Washington, D.C. Chapter and was the founder and lead sponsor of OntheBoard, a GWU program designed to encourage female board membership. In her spare time, Ms. Rabbitt has helped raise funds for My Sister's Place, a program for battered women. More

November 11, 2015 HOTELS Magazine Honors Hans Bruland as Independent Hotelier of the World 2015

Bruland has also held senior positions in Westin Hotels and ANA Hotels International. He is a member of the Board of The Washington Performing Arts Society; a member of Leadership Greater Washington, Board of Trade, The German American Business Council and serves on the Board of the Business Improvement District, The Golden Triangle. More

April 23, 2015 PenFed's Tammy Darvish Receives Schaefer Award

Tammy Darvish, the executive vice president of business development, marketing and government and community affairs at Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), received the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.


April 14, 2015 2015 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates

 Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian magazine have released their 2015 Washington Business Hall of Fame laureates, and the five business leaders deemed outstanding this year are:

  • Seth Goldman, co-founder, Honest Tea, Inc.
  • Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hotels and Resorts
  • Joe Rigby, chief executive, Pepco Holdings Inc.
  • John Toups, former chief executive, Planning Research Corp. Inc.
  • J. Scott Wilfong, chief executive, SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland

March 19, 2015 SmithBucklin Promotes Leslie Thornton to Vice President, Outsourced Services

 SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, announced the promotion of Leslie Thornton to vice president, Outsourced Services. Thornton will continue to serve as president of Courtesy Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of SmithBucklin that plans and manages conferences and special events. 

March 11, 2015 The Secor Group Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Secor Group, a global moving, storage and logistics company announced its 125th anniversary. Founded in 1890 as part of American Security and Trust, the company is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in Washington, D.C.

April 30, 2014 Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Elects New Board Officers Faye Fields Named President-elect

 Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital elected new board officers by unanimous acclamation at its Annual Meeting on April 5, 2014. Faye Fields, CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, was named President of the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The board of directors is the governing body for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, and is responsible for advising management on financial and policy issues that shape the Council’s strategic plans. 

July 8, 2013 Expanded Wing of Kaiser Permanente’s Largo Medical Center Now Open

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, an award-winning not-for-profit health plan and care provider, opened the doors to its newly expanded Largo Medical Center on Monday, July 8th, providing members in Prince George’s County with numerous medical services including around-the-clock urgent care. This expansion adds eight new services and make the medical center the largest Kaiser Permanente facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

June 4, 2013 Akin Gump's Patricia A. Millett Nominated by President Obama as Federal Appeals Court Judge

On June 4, 2013, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was pleased to announce that Patricia A. Millett, head of the firm’s Supreme Court practice and co-head of its national appellate practice, was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal appeals court judge for the D.C. Circuit.

June 3, 2013 RP3 Agency Hires Director of Strategic Planning

RP3 Agency announced that Omar Quinones joins the full-service marketing communications firm as director of strategic planning. Mr. Quiñones comes from Crispin Porter + Bogusky where he was senior strategist, cultural and business insights.  

April 9, 2013 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Among 28 Washington, DC Firms Honored for Pro Bono Legal Services

On April 9, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was among 28 Washington, D.C. firms honored by the D.C. Circuit’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for having at least 40 percent of their lawyers devote at least 50 hours each to pro bono matters in 2012.

March 26, 2013 Apex Home Loans Named One of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America

Apex Home Loans, Inc. is proud to announce that they have been named one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America for 2012 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Celebrating their 15th year, this is the first time Apex Home Loans has been recognized among the top 100 mortgage companies in America.

March 25, 2013 Akin Gump's Joel Jankowsky & Patricia Millett Among NLJ’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America”

Akin Gump is pleased to announce that, in its survey of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” The National Law Journal selected for recognition senior executive partner Joel Jankowsky of the firm’s policy and regulation practice and partner Patricia Millett, head of Akin Gump’s Supreme Court practice and co-head of its appellate practice.

February 26, 2013 RP3 Grows With New Hires

RP3 Agency welcomes four new employees to the full-service marketing communications firm’s staff. The additions result from new clients and are newly created positions: Senior Copywriter, Interactive Copywriter, Emerging Media Manager and Account Coordinator.

January 28, 2013 RP3 Agency Receives Certification As a Women-Owned Small Business

RP3 Agency, the independent, full-service marketing communications agency, is now certified as a Women-Owned Small Business. The new status broadens the D.C. area agency’s new business opportunities by enabling the company to pursue federal contracts set aside for eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

September 23, 2012 LEED Pavilion: Airlie Conference Center

 Airlie Conference Center, located one hour from DC in Warrenton, VA, recently announced that it has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Pavilion. This significant milestone emphasizes Airlie Center’s 50-plus year commitment to environmental initiatives. Visit

May 3, 2012 The Kane Company Expansion to Create New Jobs

The Kane Company expanded recently when it launched two new divisions; Hospital Relocation Services LLC and Kane Home Moving & Storage, LLC.  Hospital Relocation Services LLC will provide storage, delivery and installation services of hospital equipment.  This division is expected to create 60 new jobs in the next year and a half. Kane Home Moving & Storage, LLC will do for homes what Kane’s Office Movers Inc has long done for businesses.  John Kane, President & CEO hopes to create a regional alternative to national van lines and 30 new jobs with the new home moving division. 

November 9, 2011 Washingtonian Magazine is proud to announce the launch of Washingtonian Custom Media (WCM)

The Washingtonian, Washington’s top source of information for dining, shopping, entertainment, and personalities is proud to announce today the launch of Washingtonian Custom Media (WCM) and the new appointment of Cliff Chiet as the president of the new division.

October 5, 2011 Beat the Odds® Scholarship and Leadership Development Program

Come join Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund, actress Ali Wentworth and her husband George Stephanopoulos, actor Malik Yoba and many others to be inspired by five extraordinary local young people who have beat the odds despite tremendous personal obstacles.

April 27, 2011 Security Storage Company of Washington and 11 Corporate Affiliates Rebrand to the Secor Group

Security Storage Company of Washington and its 11 corporate affiliates announced the launch of their new brand, The Secor Group.  The brand change will be inclusive of all companies currently operating under the Security Storage holding company.

May 6, 2010 PNC Wealth Management Names A. Brett Scola as Senior Wealth Planner

PNC Wealth Management has appointed A. Brett Scola as vice president and senior wealth planner of its Washington, D.C. office.

April 29, 2010 Start! Executive Leadership Breakfast, Monday, May 3

The Start! CEO Leadership Breakfast is hosted by the 2010 Heart Walk Executive Committee and calls on key business leaders to work together in creating heart healthy companies and communities.