Annual Dinner

Date: 
June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
  • 5:15-6:00pm - Board of Directors Reception (Invitation only)
  • 6:00-7:00pm - General Reception
  • 7:00-9:00pm - Dinner Awards Ceremony

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Join the 'Constellation of Stars' celebration at the MCCC 58th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 as we inaugurate the MCCC Board of Directors and honor leaders who strengthen our business environment.

 

MCCC 2017-18 CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Dusty RoodDusty Rood, AICP
President and CEO
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

We are experiencing an incredible inflection-point moment in time where change is occurring at an increasingly rapid pace. Great things will happen for those who embrace change and capture the many opportunities that it creates. As the new MCCC Chair of the Board, I am extremely confident in the future success of the Chamber and the region in which we live, work and play. It’s a great time in history to be alive. " -   Dusty Rood

 

 

2017 Award Recipients 

BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
 

Norman AugustineNorman R. Augustine
Retired Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Presented by: Lawrence Duncan, III, Federal & State Government Relations & PAC Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation

“Having traveled in 126 countries, I have observed first hand the impact of the free enterprise system, coupled with freedom and democracy, on the quality of people's lives.  Business and the jobs it creates are the foundation of much that we in America are privileged to enjoy." – Norm Augustine

 


PUBLIC SECTOR PARTNER OF THE YEAR

 

DeRionne PollardMontgomery College
Accepted by: DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD, President

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

“Montgomery College is honored to be given this award by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  Being a trusted partner in the community is an important element in our mission. By building strong local relationships we strengthen our ability to provide educational opportunities for students and improve our service to local businesses and nonprofits.”  - DeRionne P. Pollard


VISIONARY AWARD

 

Martine RothblattUnited Therapeutics Corporation
Accepted by: Martine Rothblatt, PhD, JD, CEO and Chairman

Presented by: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

"The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has helped create the wonderful business environment within which United Therapeutics has thrived.  It is the greentaping and superb infrastructure in our County that has allowed us to turn visions into victories for patients, physicians and families grappling with life-threatening conditions.  As we complete our new cancer medicine laboratory and the largest net zero research labs in the US, we look forward to elevating Montgomery County yet further into the ranks of best places to do business in the USA." – Martine A. Rothblatt


LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Anne KaiserChairman Anne Kaiser (D14), House Ways and Means Committee, Maryland General Assembly
 

Presented by: The Honorable P.J. Hogan, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs

 

 


CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
 

David NguyenDavid Nguyen, Founder & CEO, United Solutions, LLC

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

MCCC FY17-18 Nominating & Annual Dinner Committee

Committee Chair
Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC

Gus B. Bauman, Esq., Counsel, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Dr. Stewart Edelstein, Executive Director, Universities at Shady Grove

Andre Jaundoo, Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Banking / GWA,  PNC Bank

Gregory S. Knoop, AIA, LEED-AP, Vice President of Architecture and Engineering, NIKA

Jane Navarria, Market Executive, Business Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dusty Rood, AICP, President,  Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

Suzanne L. Rotbert, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

Jerry Shapiro, President, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Leslie Ford Weber, Director Campus, Govt. & Community Affairs, Montgomery County, Johns Hopkins

Derek Whitwer,  Senior Vice President, Team Lead, Commercial Lending, EagleBank

Christine Williamson, Partner, Government Contracting Industry Practice,  CohnReznick, LLP

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

MCCC

Georgette “Gigi” Godwin, President and CEO

Barbara Ashe, Executive Vice President

Ilaya Hopkins,  Vice President Government Relations /Communications

Linda Ekizian, Vice President, Membership and Events

 

 
Presentations: 


MCCC Strategic Partners