Board of Directors

2014-15 Board of Directors
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce


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

Karen ActonKaren Acton
Chief Executive Officer
The Gazette

Charles AtwellCharles Atwell*
Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.


Sean AugersonSean Augerson
Vice-President, Global Supply &
Strategic Partner Management
Chairman of The Americas Mgmt. Council


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

Executive Committee Member

Dawn BeckerDawn Becker
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT)

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

Executive Committee Member


Douglas Brown

Douglas T. Brown
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

Jan BurrusJan Burrus
Director, State Government Relations

John CannonTreasurer
John Cannon
Senior Vice President & Manage, MD/DC Commerical Division
SunTrust Bank


Executive Committee Member

Christopher CarpenitoImmediate Past Chairman
Christopher Carpenito*
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
HESS Construction


Executive Committee Member

Chair of the Board
Lisa J. Cines, CPA
Regional Partner, Business Development & Marketing
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Executive Committee Member

Annice CodyAnnice Cody
Holy Cross Health Network



Mark Cress Mark Cress
Regional Sales Director
Airbus DS Communications

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

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

Executive Committee Member

“Bob Elliott”Bob Elliott
Director of Development
Washington REIT

Stephen ElmendorfStephen Elmendorf, Esq.
Linowes & Blocher, LLP

Jack FitzgeraldJack Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Lisa FirestoneLisa Firestone
Managed Care Advisors

Julie GarnerJulie Garner
Director, Maryland External Affairs



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


Executive Committee Member

Gene E. Green, M.D.
Suburban Hospital


Derek HendonDerek Hendon
WPC Management, LLC
Washington Property Company

Linda HoukLinda Houk
Information Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS)

Kelly KaneKelly Kane
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Choice Hotels International, Inc.


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


Executive Committee Member

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


Executive Committee Member

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

Executive Committee Member

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



Greg KnoopGregory Knoop
OKKS Studios, a Subsidiary of DELTA


James Mannarino
Chris Mann
Managing Director

James Mannarino

Steve Margolis
Executive Vice President
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield 

James Martinko
Audit Vice-Chair
James Martinko
Office Managing Principal
Executive Committee Member

Pamela Mazza
General Counsel 

Pamela Mazza
Managing Partner

Executive Committee Member

Thomas J. McElroyLegislative Affairs Committee Vice-Chair
Thomas McElroy*
Senior Vice President/Corporate Controller
HUGHES An EchoStar Company

Executive Committee Member

Peter MongeInfrastructure and Land Use Committee Co-Chair
Peter Monge
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center


Executive Committee Member

Michael MontelongoMichael Montelongo
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Sodexo USA


Jerry Pasternak
Regional Vice President, Maryland

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



Marta Brito Pérez

Marta Brito Pérez
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Adventist Healthcare

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

Michael D. Priddy
President & CEO
Intervise, Inc.

Bryan Pynchon
Senior Vice President | Market Manager
CapitalOne Bank


Ori ReissOri Reiss*
President and Chief Executive Officer
Information Innovators, Inc. (Triple i)



Steven A. RobinsSteven A. Robins, Esq.*
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chrd.

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

Executive Committee Member

Mark RuszczykMark Ruszczyk
Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Business Development
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

Daniel SchriderDaniel Schrider
President & CEO
Sandy Spring Bank

Jerry Shapiro
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Executive Committee Member

Carrie SheltonCarrie Shelton
Business & Government Relations Liaison



Neil SimonsSmall Business Committee Co-Chair
Neil Simons
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Executive Committee Member


David M. SmithStephen A. Spencer
Insurance Associates, Inc.

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 & Company

Jacquelyn WasniJacquelyn Wasni
Vice President, Sales & Services, Mid-Atlantic
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Leslie Ford WeberEconomic Development Committee Vice-Chair
Leslie Ford Weber
Director of Campus, Government and Community Affairs
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus

Executive Committee Member

Derek Whitwer
Senior Vice President

Samantha M. Williams Samantha M. Williams

Christine WilliamsonChristine Williamson
Member, Government Services & Technology Group
Watkins Meegan, a Division of CohnReznick 

Lowell YoderLowell Yoder
Group Manager, M & T Bank
M&T Bank

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

Indicates Chairman Emeritus




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