Board of Directors

2015-16 Board of Directors
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce


Sam Abutaleb Sam Abutaleb
Division Vice President
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Charles AtwellCharles Atwell*
Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.


Sean AugersonSean Augerson
Global Vice-President
Supply Chain Management


Gus BaumanInfrastructure and Land Use Committee Vice-Chair
Gus B. Bauman
Beveridge & Diamond

Executive Committee Member

Joshua BokeeLegislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair
Joshua Bokee
Director of Government Affairs

Executive Committee Member


Bill Brooks
Interim President & CEO
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Linowes & Blocher, LLP



Immediate Past Chair
Lisa J. Cines, CPA
Regional Partner, Business Development & Marketing
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Executive Committee Member

Annice CodySecretary
Annice Cody
Holy Cross Health Network, Holy Cross Health

Executive Committee Member

Mark Cress Mark Cress
Regional Sales Director
Airbus DS Communications

Jim DamronJim Damron
Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Adventist HealthCare



Larry DuncanLawrence Duncan, III
Vice President
Federal & State Government Relations & PAC Affairs
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Stewart EdelsteinEconomic Development Committee Vice Chair
Stewart L. Edelstein, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Universities at Shady Grove

Executive Committee Member

“Bob Elliott”Bob Elliott, Jr.
Director of Development
Washington REIT

Jack FitzgeraldJack Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Lisa FirestoneLisa Firestone
Managed Care Advisors


Sean FlemingSean Fleming
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
HUGHES An EchoStar Company


Julie GarnerMD State Chamber Board Rep.
Julie Garner
Director, Government Affairs

Executive Committee Member

Georgette W. GodwinGeorgette W. Godwin
President & Chief Executive Officer
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Executive Committee Member


Larry A. Gross
Executive Director of Market Development
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.




Clark A. Kendall

Small Business Committee Vice-Chair
Clark A. Kendall
President and Founder
Kendall Capital Management, Inc


Executive Committee Member

Anna DiPaolaTerrence S. Kenny
Market President, Metro DC/Baltimore
TD Bank



Lexy KesslerGovConNet Committee Co-Chair
& GovConNet Council Representative
Lexy B. Kessler, CPA, CGMA
Aronson LLC

Executive Committee Member

Kenneth C. KingKenneth C. King
Senior Vice President
The Ezra Company





Bremmer KneibBremmer Kneib
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking
PNC Bank, N.A.


Greg KnoopGregory Knoop
Director of Architectural Services
Delta Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors



Bruce LeeEconomic Development Co-Chair
Bruce H. Lee
Lee Development Group

Executive Committee Member


Mike Leonard
Michael Leonard
Vice President, Sales and Services, Mid-Atlantic Region


Jack Litzenberger
Jack Litzenberger
Senior Vice President, Emerging Commercial

Cidalia Luis

Cidalia Luis-Akbar
CEO and Owner

Natalia Luis
Natalia Luis
COO and Owner

James Mannarino

Steve Margolis
Executive Vice President, Small & Medium Segments & Dental Business Unit
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield 

James Martinko
Audit Vice-Chair
James Martinko
Co-Office Managing Partner
Executive Committee Member

Pamela Mazza
General Counsel 

Pamela Mazza
Managing Partner

Executive Committee Member

Michael MontelongoMichael Montelongo
Chief Administrative Officer and
SVP, Public Policy & Corporate Affairs
Sodexo, Inc.

Jane NavarriaJane Navarria
Market Executive
Business Banking/Greater Washington D.C. Market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


David NguyenDavid T. Nguyen
Founder & CEO
United Solutions


Jerry Pasternak
Region Vice President, Maryland

William "Billy" Peel IIIWilliam “Billy” F. Peel, III
Executive Vice President
Datawatch Systems, Inc.




Dr. DeRionne P. PollardDeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.
Montgomery College

Michael D. Priddy
President & CEO
Intervise, Inc.

Steven A. Robins

Steven A. Robins, Esq.*
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

Suzanne L. RotbertSuzanne L. Rotbert
Miles & Stockbridge

Kwesi RogersGovConNet Committee Vice-Chair
Kwesi Rogers
President & CEO
Federal National Commercial Credit

Executive Committee Member

Dusty RoodInfrastructure & Land Use Co-Chair
Dusty Rood, AICP
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.


Executive Committee Member


Thomas J. (T.J.) Senker, FACHEThomas J. (T.J.) Senker, FACHE
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center



Jacky SchultzJacky Schultz
Suburban Hospital




Daniel SchriderDaniel Schrider
President & CEO
Sandy Spring Bank

Chair of the Board
Jerry Shapiro
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Executive Committee Member

Carrie SheltonCarrie Shelton
Business & Government Relations Liaison



Neil SimonsSmall Business Committee Co-Chair
Neil Simons
Area President, South Atlantic Region
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Executive Committee Member


Weymouth SpenceWeymouth Spence, Ed.D
Washington Adventist University

Steve SpencerStephen A. Spencer
Insurance Associates, Inc.



John R. StierhoffJohn R. Stierhoff
Venable LLP

James SweetJames Sweet
Smokey Glen Farm

David TacchettiDavid Tacchetti
Vice President
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Laura Van EperenLaura Van Eperen
Chief Executive Officer
Van Eperen


Jullie VerrattiJulie Verratti
Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Denizens Brewing Co.


Leslie Ford WeberLegislative Affairs Committee Vice-Chair
Leslie Ford Weber
Director, Campus, Govt. & Community Affairs, Montgomery County
Johns Hopkins University

Executive Committee Member

Derek Whitwer
Senior Vice President, Team Lead, Commercial Lending


Executive Committee Member


Lowell Yoder

Lowell Yoder
Group Manager
Greater Washington Middle Market
M&T Bank

Jim Young

Jim Young
Vice President, Corporate Facilities, Services and Real Estate
Marriott International, Inc.

Executive Committee Member

Indicates Chairman Emeritus





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