2017

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Philip D. M. de Picciotto
Founder & President
Octagon, Inc.

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Michael N. Harreld
Immediate Past President
PNC Bank, Greater Washington Area

Gracia C. Martore
Retired President & CEO
TEGNA Inc.

Christopher J. Nassetta
President & CEO
Hilton


2016

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Diane Hoskins
Co-CEO
Gensler

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O.M. (Tony) Nicely
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
GEICO

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Kenneth A. Samet
President & CEO
MedStar Health

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Gary H. Tabach
Managing Partner, Greater Washington
Deloitte


2015

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Seth Goldman
Co-founder & TeaEO
Honest Tea

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Sheila C. Johnson
CEO
Salamander Hotels & Resorts;
Vice Chairman
Monumental Sports & Entertainment

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Joe Rigby
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Pepco Holdings, Inc.

 
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John Toups
Planning Research Corporation (retired)

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J. Scott Wilfong
Chairman & CEO
SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland (retired

 

2014

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Peter Barris
Managing General Partner,
Washington, DC

NEA

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Sudhakar Kesavan
Chairman & CEO
ICF International

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Debbie Kissire
Vice Chair
EY

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Dennis Ratner
Founder, CEO & Stylist
Ratner Companies


2013

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William Couper
Retired President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Bank of America

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Bobbie Greene Kilberg
President & CEO
Northern Virginia Technology Council

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Mark Ordan
CEO
Sunrise Senior Living

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Linda Hudson
President & CEO
BAE Systems, Inc. 


2012

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Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., 
Chairman
Patton Boggs LLP

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Giuseppe Cecchi
President
The IDI Group Companies
 

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John R. Darvish
Founder & President
DarCars

 
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M. Charito Kruvant
President & CEO
Creative Associates International, Inc. 

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Ronald D. Paul
Chairman & CEO
EagleBank

 

2011

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Gloria Bohan
President & CEO
Omega World Travel

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Alan L. Meltzer
Founder & CEO
The Meltzer Group

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Joseph E. Robert, Jr.
Founder & Chairman
JER Partners

 
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Robert J. Stevens
Chairman & CEO
Lockheed Martin

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Warren M. Thompson
Founder & President
Thompson Hospitality

 

2010

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Gerald T. Halpin
Founder, President & CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors
WEST*GROUP

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John G. Laytham
President
Clyde's Restaurant Group

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Debra L. Lee
Chairman & CEO
BET Networks

 
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Theodore "Ted" J. Leonsis
Chairman & CEO
Monumental Sports & Entertainment

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Dr. J. Phillip London
Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board
CACI International Inc

 

2009

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David G. Bradley
Chairman
Atlantic Media Company
 

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Margery Kraus
President & CEO
APCO Worldwide

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Barbara J. Krumsiek
President & CEO
Calvert

 
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Dr. Ralph W. Shrader
Chairman & CEO
Booz Allen Hamilton

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J. Knox Singleton
President & CEO
Inova Health System

 

2008

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Richard D. Fairbank
Chairman & CEO
Capital One
 

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Donald E. Graham
Chairman & CEO
The Washington Post Company

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Mandell J. Ourisman
Chairman of the Board
Ourisman Automotive Enterprises

 
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Milton V. Peterson
Founder
The Peterson Companies

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Linda D. Rabbitt
Chairman & CEO
rand* construction corporation

 

2007

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Sidney O. Dewberry
Chairman
Dewberry

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Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
Senior Managing Director
Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
 

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John P. McDaniel
CEO
MedStar Health, Inc.

 
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David Reznick
Chairman
Reznick Group
 

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David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder & Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

 

2006

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John E. "Chip" Akridge, III
Chairman
Akridge

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Alexandra Armstrong
Chairman
Armstrong, Fleming, & Moore, Inc.

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Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D.
President
Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs

 
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B. Francis Saul II
Chairman & CEO
Chevy Chase Bank

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Kenneth R. Sparks
Former Executive Vice President
Federal City Council

 

2005

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Raul Fernandez
CEO
Object Video

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Fred Malek
Founder & Chairman
Thayer Capital Partners

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Herbert S. Miller
Chairman
Western Development Corporation

 
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Morgan O'Brien
Founder
Nextel Communications

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John T. Schwieters
Vice Chairman
Perseus L.L.C.

 

2004

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Steve Case
Former Chairman & CEO
America Online Inc., &
AOL Time Warner

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John M. Derrick Jr.
Retired Chairman
PEPCO Holdings, Inc.

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P. Wesley Foster Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Long & Foster Companies, Inc.

 
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Marie C. Johns
Former President & CEO
Verizon - Washington, DC

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Robert P. Pincus
Chairman
Milestone Merchant Partners

 

2003

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Robert L. Johnson
Chairman & CEO
BET Holdings, Inc.
 

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Austin H. Kiplinger
Chairman
Kiplinger Washington Editors

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Theodore N. Lerner
Founding Partner
Lerner Enterprises

 
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Edward F. Mitchell
Former Chairman & CEO
PEPCO

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John R. Tydings
Former President
Greater Washington Board of Trade

 

2002

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Joe L. Allbritton
Former Chairman & CEO
Riggs National Bank and WJLA-TV

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A. James Clark
CEO
Clark Enterprises;
Chairman, Executive Committee
Clark Construction

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J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Marriott International

 
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Esther T. Smith
Founding Editor
Washington Business Journal;
Founder
Washington Technology

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Jack Valenti
Chairman & CEO
Motion Picture Association of America

 

2001

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Roger R. Blunt
Chairman & CEO
Blunt Enterprises

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John J. Curley
Former Chairman, President & CEO
Gannett Company Inc.

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John T. Hazel, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas

 
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Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Founder
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Mario Morino
Chairman
Morino Institute

 

2000

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William Harris
President
Greater Washington Region,
Crestar Bank

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James V. Kimsey
Founding CEO & Chairman Emeritus
America Online, Inc.

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Louise Lynch
Chairman & CEO Emeritus
Courtesy Associates

 
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Abe Pollin
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Washington Sports and Entertainment

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Irwin Zazulia
Retired President & CEO
Hecht's

 

1999

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Irving Goldstein
Retired Director General & CEO
Intelsat;
Retired Chairman & CEO
Comsat
 

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William S. Harps
Retired President & CEO
Harps & Harps, Inc.

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Clifford M. Kendall
Retired Chairman & CEO
Computer Data Systems, Inc.

 
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Catherine Filene Shouse
Founder
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

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Robert Zalokar
Retired Chairman & CEO
First Virginia Banks, Inc.

 

1998

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Sister M. Majella Berg
Chancellor
Marymount University

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William Calomiris
President
Calomiris Investment Company

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Dr. Coleman Raphael
Dean Emeritus
George Mason University;
Founder, CEO & Chairman
Atlantic Research Corporation

 
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John D. Stewart
Co-Founder
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

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Carmen E. Turner
General Manager
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority;
Undersecretary
Smithsonian Institute

 

1997

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Norman R. Augustine
Chairman
Lockheed Martin

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Dan R. Bannister
Chairman
DynCorp

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Oliver T. Carr, Jr.
Chairman
CarrAmerica Realty Corporation

 
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Stephen D. Harlan
Chairman
H.G. Smithy Company

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Ivan Selin
Founder
American Management Systems

 

1996

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Morris Cafritz
Founder
The Cafritz Company

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Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell
Founder
WETA

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Israel Cohen
Former President & Chairman of the Board
Giant Food;

Nehemiah Meyer Cohen
Co-Founder
Giant Food

 
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Edwin I. Colodny
Retired Chairman of the Board
USAir

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Dr. George W. Johnson
President Emeritus
George Mason University

 

1995

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Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Executive Committee
The Washington Post Company

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R. Robert Linowes
Senior Counsel
Linowes and Blocher

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Walter F. McArdle
Founder
McArdle Printing Company Inc.

 
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Joseph H. Riley
Retired Chairman of the Board & President
NS&T Bank

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The Honorable Walter E. Washington
Former Mayor of Washington, DC

 

1994

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James G. Banks
Former Executive Vice President
DC Association of Realtors

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Edwin T. Holland
Founder
First Virginia Banks, Inc.

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David O. Maxwell
Former Chairman of the Board
Fannie Mae

 
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Allen H. Neuharth
Former Chairman of the Board
Gannett Company;
Founder
USA Today

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Jean Head Sisco
Former Vice President
Woodward Lothrop

 

1993

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Christian Heurich, Sr.
Founder
The Christian Heurich Brewing Company

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Foster Shannon
Former President & CEO
Shannon and Luchs

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W. Reid Thompson
Former Chairman of the Board, CEO & President
Pepco

 
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Julia M. Walsh
Former Managing Director
Tucker Anthony;
CEO
Julia M. Walsh and Sons

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Earle C. Williams
Former President, CEO & Member of the Board
BDM International Incorporated

 

1992

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Earle Palmer Brown
Founder
Earle Palmer Brown Companies

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John Lankford
Architect
Washington's First African American Architect

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William G. McGowan
Founder
MCI Communications Corporation

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Thornton W. Owen
Former Chairman of the Board & CEO
Perpetual Savings & Loan


1991

Robert C. Baker
Former Chairman & CEO
American Security Bank

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Donald S. Bittinger
Former Chairman of the Board
Washington Gas

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Willard M. Kiplinger
Founder
The Kiplinger Washington Letter

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Jane E. Marilley
Founder
Courtesy Associates, Inc.


1990

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Dr. Lloyd H. Elliott
Immediate Past President
George Washington University

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Jesse H. Mitchell
Founder
Industrial Bank of Washington

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Benjamin T. Rome
Chairman of the Board Emeritus
George Hyman Construction Company

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Edward Bennett Williams
Founder
Williams & Connolly


1989

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George M. Ferris, Sr.
Chairman of the Board
Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc.

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Theodore R. Hagans, Jr.
Founder
Fort Lincoln Town Corporation

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Sidney L. Hechinger
Founder
Hechinger Company

 
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Thomas G. Pownall
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Martin Marietta Corporation
 

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Bernard Francis Saul
Founder
B.F. Saul Company

 

1988

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Robert Fleming
Former Chairman of the Board & CEO
Riggs National Bank

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Eugene Meyer
Former Chairman of the Board, President & Publisher
The Washington Post Company

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David Lloyd Kreeger
Honorary Chairman of the Board
GEICO

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Flaxie M. Pinkett
President
John R. Pinkett, Inc.

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J. Willard Marriott
Founder
Marriott Corporation

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Charles E. Smith
Founder
The Charles E. Smith Companies