DC Chamber of Commerce Hosts 2022 Annual Meeting &  Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast

DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser Presented The District’s Fiscal Year 2023 Green Book; New Board of Directors Announced During Reception

WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2022) – The DC Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on December 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the Chamber’s 2022 accomplishments and inaugurate the 2023 board chair, slate of officers, and board members. The Honorable Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia, also presented the District’s Fiscal Year 2023 Green Book, which assists Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) in navigating the local government procurement process.

“I want to take this moment to thank all of our board of directors for their tireless efforts on behalf of the chamber and business community, as well as to our outgoing Board Chair, Carolyn Rudd, for her leadership during her two-year tenure,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce. 

Following Franco’s open remarks was keynote speaker Kathy E. Hollinger, President of the Greater Washington Partnership, followed by Dr. Carolyn Rudd, Chairwoman of the Board (2021, 2022), who provided an end-of-year review.

This event marks the introduction of the 2023 DC Chamber of Commerce Board, introduced by the former DC Chamber Board Chair (2019 & 2020) and Chief Operating Officer, OST, Incorporated, Ajay Madan. 

2023 Board Officers:

  • Chair – Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Children’s National Hospital
  • Chair-Elect and General Counsel – Earl “Chico” Horton III, Esq, Tiber Hudson
  • 1st Vice Chair – Stacy Burnette, Comcast
  • 2nd  Vice Chair – John Tucker, TD Bank
  • Secretary – Heather Ness, The Robert Bobb Group
  • Treasurer – Winell Belfonte, CohnReznick

2023 Board of Directors:

  • Daniel Aberra
  • Lisa Brown Alexander
  • Vida Ali
  • William Alsup
  • Joseph Askew
  • Claude Bailey
  • Emmanuel Bailey
  • Marni Barron
  • Winell Belfonte
  • Stacy Burnette
  • Ryan Chaffo
  • Colette Chichester
  • Karen Dale
  • Robert Duru
  • Andres Echeverri
  • Connie Russell Gorum
  • Brett Greene
  • Seth Grossman
  • Jacquay Henderson
  • Zach Heng
  • Earle C. Horton III
  • Carolyn Howell
  • Rose Johnson
  • Michael Keatley
  • Scott Kinlaw
  • Tonya Vidal Kinlow
  • Regina Knox-Woods
  • H.H. Leonards
  • James Martinko
  • Katie McEvoy
  • Marissa McKeever
  • Renee McPhatter
  • Ronnette Meyers
  • James Moore
  • Heather Ness
  • Apera Nwora
  • James Page
  • Necole Parker
  • Adam Rubinson
  • Dr. Carolyn Rudd
  • Rudy Seikaly
  • David Smith
  • Benjamin Soto
  • Jim Steffes
  • Greg Stevens
  • Chris Taylor
  • Henoke Tesfaye
  • Joseph Torraca
  • John Tucker
  • Lianne Wang
  • Sonja Wells
  • Annie Whatley
  • Simone Williams
  • Daniel Wolk

2023 DC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors including newly elected Chair, Tonya Vidal Kinlow.

Hon. Muriel E. Bowser presented the release of the eighth Annual SBE Opportunity Guide, also known as the “2023 Green Book.” For the third year, the Green Book will be online, searchable, and interactive. The Green Book assists SBEs in navigating the local government procurement process by providing an agency-by-agency overview of SBE spending availability and allows SBEs to search for opportunities by industry.

“The Green Book is about leveraging the District’s procurement power to give more Washingtonians a fair shot,” said Mayor Bowser. “If we are intentional about working with local businesses, we keep DC dollars in DC. We also help those businesses expand; and when they expand, they train and hire more DC residents. And when they train and hire more DC residents, those residents can support their families and reinvest that money back into the District. All of that adds up to a fair shot for more DC residents, and that’s our real goal.”

At the 2022 DC Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast the Hon. Muriel E. Bowser announced the release of the Eighth Annual SBE Opportunity Guide, also known as the “2023 Green Book.”

The 2022 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast event is sponsored by DMPED. Other sponsors include

Gold Sponsors

  • Washington Gas
  • Verizon
  • Comcast
  • Events DC
  • VSC
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Pepco
  • Page After Page
  • JMA Solutions
  • Exelon
  • Chaise Group LLC

Silver Sponsor

  • CalPro Group

Bronze Sponsors

  • OST
  • CRP
  • Children’s National Hospital
  • City National Bank
  • M&T Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Deloitte
  • CohnReznick
  • MedStar Health
  • Howard University
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UDC
  • Truist
  • Department of Buildings / Department of Licensing & Consumer Protection

For more information about the DC Chamber of Commerce, please visit: https://dcchamber.org.

About the DC Chamber of Commerce

The DC Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in the Washington DC region. As an advocate for the DC business community for 83 years, the DC Chamber of Commerce is the voice for businesses in the District of Columbia, proudly serving a diverse membership of more than 1,100 members. For more information, visit https://www.dcchamber.org

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