Board of Directors

2013-14 Board of Directors
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce


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

Mike AvotinsMike Avotins
Senior Vice President, Large Group ASU
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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 CarpenitoChairman of the Board
Christopher Carpenito
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
HESS Construction


Executive Committee Member

Chair-Elect, Small Business Committee Vice-Chair
Lisa J. Cines, CPA

Office Managing Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Executive Committee Member

Annice CodyAnnice Cody
Chief Strategy Officer
Holy Cross Health



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

Stewart EdelsteinEconomic Development Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Stewart Edelstein
Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove

Executive Committee Member

Stephen ElmendorfStephen Elmendorf, Esq.
Linowes & Blocher, LLP

Jack FitzgeraldJack Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Lisa FirestoneLisa Firestone
Managed Care Advisors

Julie GarnerJulie Garner
Government Affairs Manager, Mid Atlantic



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


Executive Committee Member

Gene E. Green, M.D.
Suburban Hospital


Michael Hottel, CPAMichael Hottel, CPA
Assurance Partner

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

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


Clark A. KendallSmall Business Committee Co-Chair
Clark A. Kendall
Chief Investment Officer 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
Alexandra “Lexy” Kessler, CPA
Aronson LLC

Executive Committee Member

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



Greg KnoopGregory Knoop
OKKS Studios, Inc.


James Mannarino
Chris Mann
Managing Director
MorganFranklin Consulting 

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" Peel III
Executive Vice President
Red Coats, Inc., Admiral Security Services, and Datawatch Systems


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

Mike Privitera
Senior Vice President & Mid-Atlantic District Director

Bryan Pynchon
Senior Vice President &
Section Manager
CapitalOne Bank

Thomas RansomThomas L. Ransom
Market President

Ori ReissImmediate Past Chairman
Ori Reiss*
President and Chief Executive Officer
GlobalNet Services, Inc.

Executive Committee Member


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

Kwesi RogersGovConNet Committee Vice-Chair
Kwesi Rogers
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

Gerald "Jerry" Shapiro
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.


Carrie SheltonCarrie Shelton
Business & Government Relations Liaison



Neil SimonsNeil Simons
Independent Benefits Services



David M. SmithDavid M. Smith
The Chevy Chase Land Company



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 WeberLeslie Ford Weber
Interim Executive Director
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus

Samantha M. Williams Samantha M. Williams


Christine WilliamsonChristine Williamson
Member, Government Services & Technology Group
Watkins Meegan

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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