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Let's build a bigger table.

Last year, Connected DMV and its regional partners created the organization’s COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force that brought the region together with a mission of improving the long-term social, physical, and digital infrastructures for inclusive economic growth and renewal across the entire DMV region.

 

The 51-member Task Force, representing the CEOs of 17 regional organizations along with leaders from academia, industry, the public sector, community, and philanthropy convened monthly to approve 13 region-wide key initiatives that address economic renewal and social equity in response to the pandemic in 10 key areas that are critical to making an impact on some of our region’s most vulnerable communities: technology and connectivity, finance, workforce development, education, public safety, transportation, food and water, energy, healthcare and housing.

 

What the strategic initiatives and the last year of collaboration by the Task Force has revealed is that this kind of cross-sector, co-equal collaboration works. As such, the Task Force has agreed to make this model sustainable and transition to a new body called the DMV Regional Congress. Its role will be to serve as an enduring body in the region, representing academia, industry, the public sector, community, and philanthropy and ensure that all representatives have a co-equal seat at the table to continue the work already underway to bring further economic renewal and social equity to the region, as well as considering and approving new initiatives to solve some of the region’s greatest challenges.

Members of the Regional Congress represent a cross-jurisdictional group of leaders in academia, community and philanthropy, industry, and the public sector. Keep scrolling to learn more about them.

ACADEMIA

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

INDUSTRY

PUBLIC SECTOR

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ACADEMIA

Allison Fansler

President

KIPP DC

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ACADEMIA

Dr. Andrew Flagel

President & CEO

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

 

ACADEMIA

Dr. Wayne Frederick

President

Howard University

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ACADEMIA

Dr. Anne M. Kress

President

Northern Virginia Community College

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ACADEMIA

Ronald Mason, Jr.

President

The University of the District of Columbia

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ACADEMIA

Dr. Darryll J. Pines

President

University of Maryland

ACADEMIA

Dr. Gregory Washington

President

George Mason University

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ACADEMIA

President

Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Falecia D. Williams

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Rosie
Allen-Herring

 President & CEO

United Way of the National Capital Area

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Rich Bendis

President & CEO

BioHealth Innovation

 

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

David Bowers

VP & Mid-Atlantic Market Leader

Enterprise Community Partners

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

President & CEO

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Mary Brady

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Bob Buchanan

President

The 2030 Group 

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Carol Thompson Cole

President & CEO

Venture Philanthropy Partners

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

President & CEO

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Julie Coons

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

President & CEO

Leadership Greater Washington

Doug Duncan

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

David Harrington

President & CEO

Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, representing DMV Chambers of Commerce

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Amy Liu

Vice President and Director

 Brookings

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Jack McDougle

President & CEO

Greater Washington Board of Trade

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

President & CEO

Goodwill of Greater Washington 

Catherine Meloy

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Radha Muthiah

President & CEO

Capital Area Food Bank

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Martin Rosendale

CEO

Maryland Tech Council

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Stu Solomon

President & CEO

Connected DMV

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Jennifer Taylor

President & CEO

Northern Virginia Technology Council

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Tonia Wellons

President & CEO

Greater Washington Community Foundation

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COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Mieka Wick

Executive Director

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY

Hon. Anthony Williams

CEO & Executive Director

Federal City Council

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INDUSTRY

Sameer Bhargava

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Clark Construction

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INDUSTRY

Jeff Boyle

President

Ellume USA

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INDUSTRY

Group President of the Americas

Marriott

Liam Brown

 

INDUSTRY

Member at Large

KPMG

(retired)

Jerry Carlson

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INDUSTRY

Vice President,

Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

The MITRE Corporation

James Cook

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INDUSTRY

Jill DeGraff

Managing Member

Aperture Law Group

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INDUSTRY

Sr. Advisor,

State Government Relations

McGuireWoods Consulting

James W. Dyke Jr.

INDUSTRY

President & CEO

Destination DC

Elliott Ferguson

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INDUSTRY

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

AARP

Scott Frisch

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INDUSTRY

Nora Gardner

Managing Partner, Washington DC

McKinsey & Company

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INDUSTRY

Tim Gillis

Chesapeake Market Hub Leader & Office Managing Partner

KPMG

INDUSTRY

Jermaine Johnson

Regional President, Greater Washington and Virginia

PNC Financial Services Group

Lesley Kalan

INDUSTRY

Corporate Vice President & Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Northrop Grumman

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INDUSTRY

Brian Kenner

Head of HQ2 Policy & Economic Development

Amazon

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INDUSTRY

President & Managing Director of Operations

APCO Worldwide

Evan Kraus

INDUSTRY

Evelyn Lee

Greater Washington Regional President

Truist

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INDUSTRY

Tony Lewis

Region Vice President, Public Policy

Verizon

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INDUSTRY

President & CEO

Children's National Hospital

Kurt Newman

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INDUSTRY

Delbert Parks

Vice President & Site Executive

Micron Technology

INDUSTRY

Carla Grant Pickens

Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

 IBM

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INDUSTRY

Evan Regan-Levine

Executive Vice President

JBG SMITH

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INDUSTRY

Manny Rouvelas

Partner

K&L Gates

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INDUSTRY

Dave Velazquez

President & CEO

Pepco Holdings

INDUSTRY

Ruth
Williams-Brinkley

 Regional President,

Mid-Atlantic States

Kaiser Permanente

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Dr. C. Anneta Arno

Director,

Office of Health Equity

DC Health

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Glenn Blanchette

Regional Emergency Coordinator

US Department of Health and Human Services

(Ex Officio)

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PUBLIC SECTOR

John Falcicchio

Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

District of Columbia

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Brian Ball

Secretary of Commerce

Commonwealth of Virginia

(Ex Officio)

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Executive Director

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Chuck Bean

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Victor Hoskins

President & CEO

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

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PUBLIC SECTOR

President & CEO

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Kim Kadesch

Director, Office of National Capital Region Coordination

Federal Emergency Management Agency

(Ex Officio)

PUBLIC SECTOR

Eugene D. Kinlow

Director of the Office for Federal and Regional Affairs

Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Maj. Gen. Allan M. Pepin

Commanding General

Joint Task Force National Capital Region

(Liaison)

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PUBLIC SECTOR

President & CEO Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

John E. Potter

PUBLIC SECTOR

William Ryan

Regional Director

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

(Ex Officio)

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Kelly M. Schulz

Secretary of Commerce

State of Maryland

(Ex Officio)

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PUBLIC SECTOR

Hon. Todd M. Turner

Council Member

Prince George's County Council

PUBLIC SECTOR

General Manager & CEO

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Paul J. Wiedefeld

PUBLIC SECTOR

Benjamin H. Wu

President & CEO

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

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