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Dec 06 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
About the Annual Meeting
A tradition since 1889, the Board of Trade Annual Meeting gathers its members of the Greater Washington business community to recognize the accomplishments of the year and provide a forecast for the year ahead. Members will get a first look at the Board of Trade’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, learn how we will drive inclusive economic growth and livability in Greater Washington, reflect on our accomplishments in 2018, and discover opportunities for their companies to engage. We will also pass the Chair’s gavel from Kim Horn, President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., to Tony Lewis, Region Vice President of Mid Atlantic State Government Affairs for Verizon.
In the interest of protecting our members’ time, we have condensed the program to 90 minutes over lunch.
- Date: December 6
- Time: Registration at 11:00 AM, program 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
- Venue: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
- Lunch will be served
- Business Attire
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce your company’s rising stars to the Board of Trade. Consider bringing colleagues who don’t know us yet and are motivated to contribute to the success of the region.
Questions? Please contact our events team at [email protected].
Bruce S. Gordon is a diversity consultant to Fortune 500 companies and former President & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). During his tenure, Gordon added more than 100,000 members and associates to the NAACP and worked to foster diversity and inclusion and to achieve greater economic equality for all Americans.
Prior to the NAACP, Gordon had a 35-year career in the telecommunications industry. He retired in December 2003. In his final role, he was president of Retail Markets Group for Verizon Communications, responsible for the company’s $23B consumer and small business unit. He also directed corporate advertising and brand management. Gordon managed a 35,000-person nationwide work force.
In March 2007, The American Advertising Federation inducted Gordon into the Advertising Hall of Fame, the industry’s most prestigious honor. In May 2006, Ebony magazine named him one of its “100 Most Influential Black Americans and Organization Leaders”. In July 2002, he was ranked #6 on Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Black Executives”. Black Enterprise magazine named him “1998 Executive of the Year.”
Gordon currently serves on the boards of CBS Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Gordon is a trustee of the Newport Festivals Foundation, a member of the Advisory Boards for New York Urban League and Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He is the former Chairman of the Board of ADT Corporation and previously served on the boards of Tyco International, Southern Company, Office Depot, Best Foods, Infinity Broadcasting, and Bartech Group; previously chaired the Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Student Motivation in the New York Public School System; and was a trustee of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, The Barnes Foundation, Gettysburg College, and Lincoln Center.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Gordon received a B.A. from Gettysburg College, a M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and an honorary doctorate degree from Gettysburg College.
Tickets and Pricing
The Board of Trade Annual Meeting is reserved for member companies and their invited guests only.
- Member firms at the Mid-Size Business Leader ($6,000) level receive one ticket.
- Member firms at the Corporate Council ($12,500) level receive three tickets.
- Member firms at the Leadership Council ($30,000) level and the Executive Council level ($50,000) receive five tickets.
- Member firms at the President’s Council ($75,000) and Chairman’s Council ($100,000) levels receive one Premium table (10 tickets).
Prices for additional tickets:
- $4,250 Premium Table of 10
- $2,750 Standard Table of 10
- $250 Individual Ticket
Member code must be applied at registration to redeem complimentary tickets. Contact [email protected] with questions or to confirm your member code.