DC Chamber of Commerce Hosts 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast

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Sinikka Mondini, for DC Chamber of Commerce
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DC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS 2023 ANNUAL MEETING & CHAIRMAN’S INAUGURAL BREAKFAST

WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2023) – The DC Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on December 15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the Chamber’s 2023 accomplishments and inaugurate the 2024 board chair, slate of officers, and board members.

“I want to take this moment to thank all of our board of directors for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Chamber and the Washington, D.C. business community, as well as Tonya Vidal Kinlow as she embarks on her second year as Board Chair,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce. 

Following Franco’s open remarks was keynote speaker Angie Gates, President & CEO, Events DC  followed by Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Chairwoman of the Board, who provided an end-of-year review. Nina Albert, Acting Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development who was introduced by Kenyan McDuffie, Councilmember At-Large and Chairperson Committee on Business and Economic Development gave an update on the city’s revitalization plans and Brooke Pinto, Ward 2 Councilmember and Chairperson Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, provided the gathering with an update on public safety efforts.

Angela Franco (left), President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce and Tonya Vidal Kinlow (right), Board Chair, DC Chamber of Commerce thank Brooke Pinto (center), Ward 2 Councilmember and Chairperson Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety for providing an update on public safety efforts at the 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on December 15, 2023.

Keynote speaker Angie Gates, President & CEO, Events DC, and Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Board Chair, DC Chamber of Commerce at the DC Chamber of Commerce 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on December 15, 2023.

Keynote speaker Angie Gates, President & CEO, Events DC, addressed the DC Chamber of Commerce 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast on December 15, 2023.

Nina Albert, Acting Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development discussed the mission of her department in support of the DC Business community at the DC Chamber of Commerce 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast.

Kenyan McDuffie, Councilmember At-Large and Chairperson
Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced
Nina Albert, Acting Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic
Development at the DC Chamber of Commerce
2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast.

This event marks the introduction of the 2024 DC Chamber of Commerce Board, introduced by Ronette Meyers, President of JLAN Solutions.

2024 DC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Officers:

Chair

Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Children’s National Hospital

Chair-Elect

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

The 2024 DC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

2024 Board of Directors:

  • Daniel Aberra – Bank of America
  • Lisa Brown Alexander – Nonprofit HR
  • Vida Ali​​​​ – Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • William Alsup – Hines Interests Limited Partnership
  • Felis Andrade – Giant Food LLC          
  • Joseph Askew – Verizon
  • Claude Bailey – Venable          
  • Emmanuel Bailey​​ – VSC, Inc.
  • Winell Belfonte – CohnReznick, LLP 
  • Brian Burke – Microsoft Corp.
  • Stacy Burnette – Comcast       
  • Ryan Chaffo – City National Bank
  • Colette Chichester​​ – CareFrist BlueCross BlueShield
  • Karen Dale – AmeriHealth Caritas DC
  • Robert Duru – M & T Bank
  • Andres Echeverri​​ – ACSI Translations
  • Wendy Carr – Deloitte
  • Evens Charles – Frontier Development & Hospitality Group, LLC
  • Brett Greene – American Management Corp.
  • Seth Grossman – American University
  • Delicia Gunn – HEMPSULATION LLC
  • Jacquay Henderson – Square Peg Technologies
  • Zach Heng – Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Earle C. Horton III, Esq. – Tiber Hudson
  • Carolyn Howell – Events USA
  • Rose Johnson – United Way of the National Capital Area
  • Scott Kinlaw – EagleBank
  • Tonya Vidal Kinlow – Children’s National Hospital
  • Regina Knox-Woods – MedStar Health
  • H.H. Leonards – The O Museum in the Mansion
  • James Martinko – CohnReznick, LLP
  • Valencia McClure – Pepco
  • Garrett McGuire – AT&T Services Inc.
  • Marissa McKeever – Sibley Memorial/Johns Hopkins
  • Renee McPhatter – The George Washington University
  • Michael McPhillips – Astound
  • Ronnette Meyers – JLAN Solutions
  • Heather Ness – Robert Bobb Group
  • Apera Nwora – DC Water
  • Sindara Oyekola – Clark Construction
  • James Page – Page After Page Business Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Carolyn Rudd – CRP, Incorporated
  • Connie Russell – C.L. Russell Group, LLC
  • Rudy Seikaly – MCN Build
  • David Smith – PNC Bank
  • Benjamin Soto – Premium Title & Escrow, LLC
  • Jim Steffes – Washington Gas
  • Henoke Tesfaye – U Street Parking
  • John Tucker – TD Bank
  • Sonja Wells – City First Bank
  • Annie Whatley – The University of the District of Columbia
  • Simone Williams – Williams Global Law, PLLC
  • Rashad Young – Howard University

The 2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast event was sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Comcast, Events DC, Exelon, Pepco, Verizon, Vital Services Corporation, and Washington Gas.

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 85 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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