Our Mission

The 2030 Group is an organization of Washington Metropolitan area business leaders focused on advancing regional long range decision making and solutions that enable a strong regional economy, strengthen continued employment opportunities, sustain economic development, and ensure high quality of life for current and future residents. In order to produce needed facts for constructive dialogue among the region’s leaders, the 2030 Group commissions independent academic research and analysis to understand the growth trends and resultant impacts affecting our region by the year 2030.

Antonio Marquez


EagleBank is a community bank established in 1998 in Bethesda, Maryland. With $5 billion in assets and over 20 offices, EagleBank is the largest community bank in the Metro DC Area. Rated BBB+ by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, EagleBank is a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America, the Maryland Bankers Association and the Virginia Bankers Association. EagleBank has consistently been cited for its excellent overall financial performance by recognized bank rating services such as IDC Financial Publishing, Kroll Bond Ratings and BauerFinancial. For 2013, EagleBank was ranked among the 50 best performing community banks in the US by SNL Financial, and was one of 40 banks named to the Honor Roll of Community Banks by Keefe, Bruyette and Woods.

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is a public company and its shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol EGBN. The Company is in the Russell 3000® Index, which measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies based on total market capitalization and represents approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. Recently, EagleBank acquired Virginia Heritage Bank, cementing its position as the largest community bank headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC.

Barry Dewberry


Barry Dewberry, Vice Chairman of the Dewberry Board of Directors was instrumental in turning the firm into one of the nation’s largest and diverse engineering & architectural firms. Professional services range from civil/environmental engineering, architectural design, program management, and technologies development for private/public sector clients. During his first decade with the organization, Barry centralized and broadly enhanced the selected internal operations’ capabilities.  He developed and managed the human resources group, the management information & technologies group, and later served as central administrative services director for Dewberry.  He established Dewberry Technologies, Inc. (DTI), and during the mid-1980’s Barry designed and implemented The Dewberry Institute, known today as the Dewberry Learning Center.

Barry was named general partner in 1988 and took on the co-responsibility of managing the entire firm with Sid Dewberry.  When Dewberry changed from a partnership to LLC in 1991, Barry became the COO and transitioned to CEO in 1995. In 2001 the Dewberry family decided to turn over the daily management of all Dewberry companies to non-family members to ensure the indefinite life of the company, hence Barry stepped down as CEO. His time with Dewberry technologies fueled aggressive firm growth, advances in technologies, education and opportunities for the employees.

Barry Dewberry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and master’s degree from American University.

Former Affiliations:

  • First Union Bank Advisory Board
  • Fairfax Symphony Board of Directors
  • Fairfax County School Superintendant’s Council
  • Northern Virginia Community College President’s Advisory Board
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Advisory Board to the Superintendant of the District of Columbia Public Schools

Bill Dean

M.C. Dean, Inc.

Mr. Dean is the CEO of M.C. Dean, Inc., a leading national provider of electronic systems integration & electrical telecommunications systems engineering, specialty construction, operations, and maintenance. M.C. Dean, Inc. has a global presence, having performed work on five continents and over 40 countries from its 20 offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Under his leadership, M.C. Dean, Inc.’s 95% financial growth has resulted from within due to outstanding long term staff, its focus on retention/development of existing clients, and expansion of offerings within its core electrical, telecommunications and electronic systems market. Today M.C. Dean, Inc. specializes in the lifecycle delivery of a diverse range of multi-disciplined technical solutions including: VSAT IP satellite networks, command & control systems, fiber to the home networks, and mission critical power systems.

In 1999, Mr. Dean and several key colleagues created the firm’s wholly owned subsidiary OpenBand LLC, a competitive local exchange carrier that delivers voice, data, and video services to several thousand residents and businesses in Virginia and a professional services group that is one of the predominant providers of voice and data infrastructure engineering and delivery of IP satellite services to support U.S. military and diplomatic missions.

Mr. Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State University and is an advocate for design-build and performance-based project delivery methods and contracting.

Current Memberships:

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • The Design-Build Institute of America
  • The Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
  • The American Society of Industrial Security
  • D.C. Workforce Investment Council
  • D.C. Apprenticeship Council
  • Guest lecturer, Georgetown University

Bob Buchanan

Buchanan Partners, LLC

Robert Buchanan is a third-generation builder/developer involved in office, retail, industrial, residential, and large mixed-use planned communities. He is a Principal of Buchanan Partners, a full service real estate development company. Mr. Buchanan is also President of the 2030 Group, an association of Washington metropolitan area business leaders focused on regional long-term decision-making and solutions.

In November 2018, Bob was honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. ULI Washington established the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize a leader from the Washington real estate community whose life exemplifies the mission of ULI and who, in addition to a lifetime of commitment to real estate, has given back to the community through demonstrated civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

In 2015 Bob Buchanan was elected Chair of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and served in this position for four years. In 2017 and for several years now, in recognition of his work, Mr. Buchanan has been included in the Power 100 List of the region’s most influential business leaders. He was also selected as the 2017 Regional Leader Honoree by Leadership Fairfax Northern Virginia Leadership Awards. In addition to these awards, Mr. Buchanan received the 2015 Arts Patron of the Year Award, Montgomery County’s prestigious County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the 2015 Signatures of Loudoun Vision in Design Excellence Award.
Mr. Buchanan’s current memberships and affiliations include; Board of Directors, Ruppert Companies, Board of Directors, Washington Airports Task Force.
Bob Buchanan has a B.A. Degree from Yale University.

His memberships and affiliations include:

• President, the 2030 Group
• Chair, Montgomery County Executive Business Advisory Group
• ULIWashington Advisory Board
• Prince William Economic Advisory Group
• Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation
• Advisory Board, Ruppert Companies
• Board of Directors, Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts)
• Board of Directors, Washington Airports Task Force
• Board of Directors, Dulles South Alliance

Mr. Buchanan’s former memberships and affiliations include:

• Chair, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
• Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Leadership Council
• Chair, Loudoun County Economic Development Commission
• Board of Directors Atlantic Coast Airlines/Independence Air
• Board of Directors, USLICO Corp (now merged into ING)
• Governance Committee Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)
• President, Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts)
• Advisory Board, George Washington University, Virginia Campus
• Board of Directors, George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona
• Charter Member, Advisory Board for the Route 28 Tax District
• Founding Member, Ballston Partnership
• Trustee, Greater Washington Initiative
• Board of Trustees, Landon School
• President, Eisenhower Partnership
• President, Loudoun Partnership
• Board of Directors, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA)
• Board of Directors, Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
• Chair, Prince William Economic Advisory Group

Mr. Buchanan holds a B.A. Degree from Yale University.

Bob Pinkard

The Pinkard Group, LLC

Robert M. Pinkard is Principal founder of The Pinkard Group.  He is the former Chairman and CEO of Cassidy & Pinkard which grew to be the largest locally-owned real estate services company in the Washington region and a dominant player in the sale of investment properties in the region.  He was the Managing Member of Cassidy & Pinkard’s investment portfolio.

Bob served as the Chairman of ULI Washington District Council and is currently Chairman of ULI’s Governance Committee.  He is also the Chairman of the real estate committees for the Williams College and the University of Maryland Endowments.  Bob serves on the Boards of the John T. Walker School for Boys in the District of Columbia and The France Merrick Foundation.

He is a graduate of Williams College.

Current Memberships:

  • Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Urban Land Institute
  • The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • The University System of Maryland Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy

Brett McMahon

Miller & Long

Brett McMahon is the Vice President for Business Development of Miller & Long Co., Inc., the largest concrete subcontractor in the United States and the largest employer of construction workers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. McMahon’s responsibilities include building and strengthening customer relations, public relations and government affairs. Miller & Long regularly employs more than 2,500 people in our turnkey concrete operations. The company’s average annual revenues have exceeded $350 million for the past five years. Miller & Long has employed over 65,000 people since its founding in 1947.

Mr. McMahon began work as a layout engineer and progressed into Project Management. In 1998, he established the company’s first branch office, which today is the North Carolina Division. He has 16 years of experience in all facets of the company’s turnkey concrete construction operations. When he transferred back to the company’s headquarters in May 2005, the Division regularly employed over 250 people with an average annual volume of over $40 million.

Mr. McMahon was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Landon School in Bethesda where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Economics.

Current Memberships:

  • National Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) PAC Trustee
  • Trustee, ABC’s Free Enterprise Alliance
  • Founder and Board member, District of Columbia Economic Empowerment Coalition (DCEEC)
  • Founder and Board member, Green Builders Council of D.C. (GBCDC)
  • Jobs Coalition
  • Academy of Construction & Design at Cardozo Senior High School
  • Circle Partner and Board Member, D.C. Chamber of Commerce,
  • Member, Federal City Council
  • Private Employer Member, District of Columbia’s Workforce Investment Council (WIC)
  • Co-chair, WIC’s Re-Entry Workgroup
  • WIC representative, District’s Green Collar Advisory Council [appointed by Mayor Adrian Fenty]

Former affiliations:

  • Chair of the National Legislative Committee, ABC

Brian Abt

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Mr. Abt is the CEO and President of Clark Construction Group’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Clark, founded over 100 years ago, is one of the nation’s leading providers of construction services. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Clark Construction Group has offices in Tampa and Chicago, as well as three offices in California, including San Diego, Costa Mesa, and Oakland. Mr. Abt provides executive management for the company’s more than $2 billion of construction operations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. He is responsible for the region’s day-to-day operations, including overall client satisfaction as well as the safety, quality, and timely completion of all projects.

Under his leadership and during his 27 year career, Clark Construction has successfully delivered some of the Washington, D.C. area’s most notable projects, including the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Nationals Park, NGA Campus East, DoD/BRAC 133, the National Museum of the American Indian, the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, Discovery Communications Headquarters, the Music Center at Strathmore, and the Waterview mixed-used complex in Arlington, Va. Mr. Abt also spent three years leading Clark’s Mid-Atlantic Region business acquisition efforts as a senior member of the Preconstruction Services Development.

Mr. Abt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and also has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Bryant F. Foulger

Foulger-Pratt Companies

Bryant Foulger has been a Principal of the Foulger-Pratt Companies for over thirty years and has been active in real estate development for over thirty-two years.  Mr. Foulger was named Managing Principal/Chairman in June 2010. Foulger-Pratt is a commercial real estate development and asset management company that was founded over 50 years ago.  Mr. Foulger is actively engaged in governance of all Foulger-Pratt operating companies and properties.

Foulger-Pratt has developed and/or acquired over 70 commercial real estate properties containing over 15 million square feet and valued at over $2.9 billion, including: Downtown Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland; Park Potomac in Potomac, Maryland; the NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland; Crossroads Plaza in Salt Lake City, Utah; the headquarters of The Nature Conservancy in Arlington, Virginia; the Georgia Avenue Walmart, (the first to open in the District of Columbia); Blackwell Office Park in Rockville, Maryland; Milestone Business Park in Germantown, Maryland; Hunters Branch Office Park in Vienna, Virginia; and many other successful and influential projects. Foulger-Pratt has been a pioneer in “green” building development, construction, management, and cleaning, and is one of the top 40 purchasers of wind power in the U.S.  Foulger-Pratt has been named one of the top ten most influential forces in the Washington D.C. real estate market.

Currently, Foulger-Pratt has over $2 billion of projects under development, including:

  • Park Potomac – $900 million mixed-use project containing major office, condominium, hotel, and retail components prominently located on I-270 in Potomac, Maryland
  • Rockville Metro Plaza – $210 million Class “A” office and retail project containing 625,000 s.f. in three phases, including a new headquarters for Choice International
  • The Thornton, – a 350-unit $125 million Class “A” apartment project in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 8621 Georgia Avenue – a 285-unit high-rise apartment project in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland

Mr. Foulger was named “Montgomery County Business Leader of the Year” for 2003 by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  He and his brother Clayton were named Washington area “Trendsetters of the Year” in the 2004 Trendlines Conference.

Mr. Foulger is active in community and church affairs.  He is a member of Governor Larry Hogan’s Transition Team, the Mayo Clinic Greater D.C. Leadership Council, the Montgomery Business Development Corporation, the Maryland Comptroller’s Business Advisory Panel, the WMATA Joint Development Task Force, and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.  He completed a two-year volunteer mission for his church in Bogota, Colombia.  He attended Brigham Young University, and he and his wife Marianne are the proud parents of six children and ten grandchildren.

Charles K. Nulsen III

Washington Property Company

Mr. Nulsen established Washington Property Company in 2005 after serving as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Realty Companies of Vienna, VA for thirteen years.

Mr. Nulsen has over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate and has been responsible for the acquisition and development of eight million square feet of commercial space in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Mr. Nulsen’s expertise and focus is on development, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and equity capital. He provides primary oversight to numerous development and redevelopment projects throughout VA and MD, and works closely with the mortgage community in construction and permanent loan placement.

Currently Mr. Nulsen serves on the Board of Children’s Hospital Foundation and past Board Member of Episcopal High School of Alexandria, VA. He is the co-founder of The New Community Foundation Scholarship Program which provides gap college funding for children in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C.  He also sits on the American University Real Estate Council which includes lecture and mentoring grad students in the R.E. program.

Mr. Nulsen is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Advisory Council. He is the founding member and past chairman of the Downtown Silver Spring Alliance and has been an active member with the MD and Northern VA chapters of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).

Mr. Nulsen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Babson College and a Master of Science degree in real estate and urban development from the Kogod College of Business Administration of The American University. Mr. Nulsen and his family reside in Bethesda, MD and Clarke County, VA.

Chris Smith

WC Smith

W. Christopher Smith, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, WC Smith  

Chris Smith is the chairman and chief executive officer of WC Smith. Mr. Smith began his career with the firm in the construction group and worked in finance before launching the development arm of the business in the early 1980’s. Under his direction, the company has become a District of Columbia industry leader in the rehabilitation and revitalization of challenged neighborhoods. While enhancing its portfolio of market rate housing, WC Smith has concurrently focused on developing affordable multi-family communities and commercial properties.

With a lifelong commitment to community service, Chris Smith has fostered a culture within WC Smith of improving the quality of life for residents of the District. The company and its employees routinely volunteer time and resources to build playgrounds, beautify neighborhoods, and provide recreational opportunities for DC families. In 1997, Chris was instrumental in forming a non-profit organization, Building Bridges Across the River, to fundraise and develop a $27 million cultural arts, recreation and education facility, the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Southeast Washington. THEARC was honored by the Urban Land Institute with the 2007 Award of Excellence.

Mr. Smith holds a real estate brokers license in Washington, DC, and the State of Virginia. He sits on the board of directors for Building Bridges Across the River and St. John’s College High School. He has been honored with the Washington Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Service Award, the Apartment and Office Building Association’s prestigious Sidney Glassman award, the N Street Village Founder’s Award, the Property Management Association’s highest honor (the Sussman award), and Transwestern’s Trendsetter of the Year 2009.  In 2007, Mr. Smith was named as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Washingtonians of the Year, and he was the subject of a segment entitled “American Spirit” on Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News broadcast.

Craig Ruppert

Ruppert Companies

Craig Ruppert is president of Ruppert Companies, comprised of Ruppert Landscape, which performs commercial landscape installation/management from 14 branch offices in the mid-Atlantic region and employs over 600; Ruppert Nurseries, a wholesale tree growing operation with over 70,000 trees; Ruppert Properties, which owns, develops and manages select commercial properties on the East Coast; Ruppert Ventures and the Ruppert Foundation. Prior to establishing Ruppert Companies, Craig was the founder and owner of one of the nation’s leading commercial contractors, Ruppert Landscape Company, that sold in 1998. Craig was two-term Class ‘B” director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Current Memberships:

  • Easter Seals
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Montgomery County Farmers Club
  • Forum group of the World Presidents’ Organization

Dave Flanagan

Elm Street Development

David Flanagan is a Principal and President of Elm Street Development, Inc., a privately held land development firm operating in the Washington/Baltimore area. The firm has developed over 28,000 residential building lots and over 3,000 apartments during the past 33 years. Elm Street received the Land Developer of the Year Award for nine consecutive years from the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association.

Flanagan is also a Principal of Craftmark Homes, a homebuilding company and Legend Management, an apartment management company. Craftmark Homes is one of the largest privately held homebuilders operating in the Washington, D.C. area. Flanagan received a BIE from Georgia Tech in 1976 and received an MBA from the University of North Carolina in 1978.

Current Memberships:

  • Member, Advisory Committee for Urban Land Institute-Washington
  • Member, the Washington Airports Task Force
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Center for Real Estate Development at Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Member, Board of the Georgia Tech Foundation

Former Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors of Montgomery Housing Partnership
  • Former President, Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association
  • Former Chairman, Washington Smart Growth Alliance
  • Former President, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

Deborah Ratner Salzberg

Forest City Washington, Inc.

Deborah Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and a director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Ms. Ratner Salzberg is responsible for Forest City’s mid-Atlantic region which includes mixed use, multifamily residential, office and retail projects in Baltimore, Washington and Richmond.

Ms. Ratner Salzberg began her career with Forest City in 1985 and has worked extensively in retail leasing and project development – including project zoning, financing and construction. Recently, she has been instrumental in securing and developing major mixed-use projects for the company in the DC metro area, including the Waterfront Station project in southwest DC, as well as The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront district.

Prior to joining Forest City, Ms. Ratner Salzberg was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and is a currently a member of the California Bar. Ratner Salzberg is married with two children.

Current Memberships:

  • Member, Mayor’s Sustainable DC Green Ribbon Committee
  • Co-Chair, Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force
  • Board of Trustees, Urban Land Institute
  • Secretary/Board Member, District of Columbia Building Industry Council (DCBIA)
  • Board Member, Foundation for the National Archives
  • Board of Trustees, George Washington University
  • Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
  • Board of Trustees, Kenyon College
  • Board Member, Meyer Foundation
  • Executive Committee, Federal City Council
  • Board of Trustees, United Jewish Endowment Fund

Previous Affiliations:

  • Board member, Arena Stage
  • Board member, The National Building Museum
  • Board member, The Washington Ballet
  • Board Chair, The District of Columbia Jewish Community Center
  • Board Chair, DC Chapter of the American Friends of The Weizmann Institute of Science

Donald E. Graham

District of Columbia College Access Program

Donald E. Graham
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Graham Holdings Company


Donald E. Graham became chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in May 1991 and chairman of the board in September 1993. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.

Donald E. Graham became chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (then The Washington Post Company) in May 1991 and chairman of the board in September 1993. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000 and chairman of the paper from September 2000 to February 2008.
Graham was born on April 22, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. His father was publisher of The Washington Post from 1946 until 1961 and president of The Washington Post Company from 1947 until his death in 1963. His mother, Katharine Graham, served in a variety of executive positions from 1963 until her death in 2001. Eugene Meyer, Graham’s grandfather, purchased The Washington Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.

After graduating in 1966 from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970. Graham joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1971 as a reporter and subsequently held several news and business positions at the newspaper and at Newsweek. He was named executive vice president and general manager of the newspaper in 1976.

He was elected a director of The Washington Post Company in 1974 and served as president from May 1991 to September 1993.

Graham is chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program, a private foundation which, since 1999, has helped double the number of DC public high school students going on to college and has helped triple the number graduating from college. He co-founded the program along with major local businesses and foundations. Since its inception, DC-CAP has assisted over 13,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $18 million.

Graham is a trustee of the Federal City Council and of the Philip L. Graham Fund, which was established in 1963 in memory of his father. He is also a director and member of the compensation committee of Facebook, Co-Founder of TheDream.US scholarship fund for DREAMers, The Summit Fund of Washington, the College Success Foundation and KIPP-DC. Previously, he served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Dwight Schar

NVR, Inc.

Dwight C. Schar is the founder and Chairman of the Board of NVR, the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States. The company is comprised of the building operations of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and NVR Financial, which is comprised of NVR Mortgages and NVR Settlement Services. Previously Schar served as a trustee of the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering Foundation, was a member of the Virginia Business and Higher Education Council and was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center. Schar has also served as National Finance Chair of the Republican National Committee.

A co-owner of the Washington Redskins, Schar was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Pirates, First American Banks, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Bell Atlantic Company of Virginia, and the United Way of the Capital Area. Schar is Co-Managing Director of RedZone Capital, which owns RedZebra Broadcasting, operating 8 radio stations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.; Johnny Rockets restaurants; and Dick Clark Productions. Schar served as a board member at Six Flags, Inc., the Mercatus Center at George Mason University Foundation, Ashland University and Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. He has also been a council member of the Northern Virginia Roundtable, and the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council.

Schar received the George Mason Medal for Outstanding Public Service. He also received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Ashland University.

Jeffrey S. Detwiler

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Jeff Detwiler is the president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies.  In this capacity, he focuses on guiding the strategic direction of the organization, including the operations of the 6 business lines:  Real Estate, Property Management, Mortgage, Settlement Services, Insurance and Corporate Real Estate Services. In addition to the businesses, he oversees 5 enterprise functions; Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Information Services and Finance.

Detwiler has 25 years of experience in the financial services field which includes, mortgage banking, fixed income and traditional banking.

Prior to Long & Foster, Detwiler worked with such firms as; Bank of America, Countrywide Mortgage, Credit Suisse First Boston and GMAC Financial.  He served in roles across numerous disciplines; sales, operations and finance.

Long & Foster Companies operates in seven states across the mid-Atlantic region and the District of Columbia.  It has more than 250 locations, 1800 employees and 11,000 real estate agents.

John Dettleff


As Managing Director, Mr. Dettleff leads JLL’s industrial/flex team in the Washington Metropolitan area. He and his team represent both investors and occupiers, completing over $125M in transactions annually.

Mr. Dettleff’s has a wide range of investor and occupier clients, including JP Morgan, MRP Realty, Finmarc Management, Global Logistic Properties, Matan Companies, RealTerm Logistics, Iron Mountain, CORT, Jenkins Restoration, Crane Service Corporation, Boland, and Comcast.

– 2006 – 2011: Vice President, Grubb & Ellis Company
– 2001 – 2006: Associate Director, Advantis Real Estate Services Company
– 2000 – 2001: Research Analyst, Advantis Real Estate Services Company
– 1999 – 2000: Real Estate Analyst, CoStar Group

Education and Affiliations
– MBA, Finance and Marketing, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia (2003)
– BA, Literature, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia (1998)
– BA, Philosophy, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia (1998)
– Member of the 2030 Group

John E. (Jack) Potter

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

John E. “Jack” Potter is the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.  The Airports Authority is responsible for operating and managing the two-airport system serving the nation’s capital, consisting of Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports.  In addition, the Airports Authority operates the Dulles Toll Road in Northern Virginia and manages construction of the Silver Line extension of the Washington area’s Metrorail mass transit system.

Since assuming his position in July 2011, Potter has focused on strengthening the organization’s governance, embracing new customer-focused processes and technologies and enhancing the efficiency of business and technical operations.  His efforts have resulted in a realignment of key policies and processes and achieved significant financial savings.

Prior to joining the Airports Authority, Potter served as the Postmaster General of the United States for ten years, where he worked to modernize the U.S. Postal Service and the management of more than 500,000 employees.  He focused on improving postal operations by emphasizing on-time service, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and safety.

He joined the Postal Service in 1977, starting as a distribution clerk and moving into operations management.  He also served as the manager of Washington–Baltimore–Northern Virginia field operations; senior vice president of Labor Relations; senior vice president of Operations Support; and executive vice president and chief operating officer.

A native of New York City, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Fordham University and a master’s degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He serves on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council and on the board of directors and executive committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Combined, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Airports serve more than 42 million passengers a year.  Reagan National, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., is served by 26 airlines with direct flights to 82 destinations in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  Dulles International Airport, located in the Washington suburbs of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia, is the Mid-Atlantic region’s primary international gateway, with 56 airlines – including 29 major non-U.S. carriers – offering direct flights to more than 80 U.S. cities and about 50 destinations outside the United States.  The Airport also includes the Dulles Access Highway, which provides a direct connection from the airport to downtown Washington and other points via connections with Interstate 81 and the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

The Dulles Toll Road is an eight-lane highway, parallel to the Dulles Access Highway, that extends 14 miles outside the Capital Beltway.  The Toll Road functions as a major commuter route through the fast-growing suburbs of Northern Virginia.  The Airports Authority’s construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (also called the Silver Line), a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system to connect passengers to Fairfax County, Dulles Airport and Loudoun County, consists of two phases. Phase 1 is expected to open in 2014, and Phase 2, which will connect directly to Dulles Airport, is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Jon Peterson

The Peterson Companies

Jon M. Peterson has worked in the family’s real estate development business, previously known as Hazel/Peterson Companies, since 1986. The Peterson Companies has been a regionally recognized leader in the community development industry, providing 25,000 residential lots, approximately 10 million square feet of retail and approximately 14 million square feet of quality office space. TPC provides management services for its own portfolio of office buildings and retail centers.

Mr. Peterson’s role as Senior Vice President of Commercial and Business Development has allowed him to develop close ties to the entire metropolitan real estate community. He has been involved on a day-to-day basis in all aspects of build-to-suit, purchase and acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial properties as well as ground up development of approximately 2.25 million square feet of commercial office product in the Washington Metropolitan area. His strength and expertise include Class A office leasing and mixed use development from the acquisition of the land to stabilized cash flow.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Middlebury College.

Current Memberships:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Northern Virginia Chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
  • Member Executive Committee, NAIOP Northern Virginia Chapter
  • Chairman NAIOP Northern Virginia Chapter in 2000, 2001 and 2005
  • Board Member & Treasurer, NAIOP National
  • President, Virginia Association for Commercial Real Estate (VACRE)
  • Board Member, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Member, George Mason University, Patriot Club Advisory Board
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, DATA (Dulles Area Transportation Authority)
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member Commission of the Future of the Arts in Fairfax County, VA
  • Board Member, INOVA Health Systems
  • Chairman, George Mason Housing (George Mason University), Fairfax, VA
  • Board of Trustees, Inova Health Care Services
  • Board Member, Youth For Tomorrow
  • Member Prince William Economic Development Task Force
  • Member of the Board, George Mason Center For Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE)
  • Member of the Board, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Board, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA)

Community Activities:

  • Joe Gibb’s Youth for Tomorrow, Board of Directors (Organization for “at-risk” troubled youth)
  • Chairman, Youth for Tomorrow Golf Tournament for 8 years
  • Inova Hospital-Life With Cancer Volunteer.

Jonathan M. Genn

Percontee Inc.

Jonathan Genn is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Percontee, Inc, a fourth-generation privately-held, Silver Spring, MD-based real estate company, wholly-owned by the family descendants of Homer and Martha Gudelsky. Mr. Genn, 54, lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, until age 9, and then moved to Chevy Chase, MD, where he graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1975.  Mr. Genn holds an A.B. degree from Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Law.

After law school, in 1982, Mr. Genn joined the Baltimore law firm, Weinberg and Green as an associate.  Subsequently, he became a partner there in 1987, working on many of the Gudelsky family community developments as outside counsel. Mr. Genn was in-house corporate counsel for Percontee, Inc (the Gudelsky family’s affiliated businesses in 1991), General Counsel in 1994, and Executive Vice President in 2004.  Mr. Genn’s responsibilities include managing the Gudelsky family’s multi-family portfolio and community development endeavors, principally mixed-use lifestyle communities in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region.

Current Memberships:

  • Director, The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.
  • Director/officer, The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Appointed by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to the County Executive’s Rapid Transit Task Force
  • Member, Board of the Washington Airports Task Force
  • Member, Board of the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance
  • Member, Montgomery County’s “White Flint Rapid Transit Ad Hoc Committee”
  • Member, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Joseph L. Carter, III

Wells Fargo & Company

Joe Carter is an executive vice president and division manager for Wells Fargo‘s Washington, D.C., Commercial Real Estate (CRE) office in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

He is responsible for the lending and overall banking relationships with clients covering Washington / Baltimore region through South Carolina. This includes team members located in Washington D.C, Charlotte, and Charleston. Joe is based in the group’s Washington, D.C ofifice.

As one of the nation’s leaders in the real estate industry, Wells Fargo provides a comprehensive platform of banking and financing solutions to regional and national owners, operators and developers, real estate funds, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). The CRE business line serves real estate clients nationwide as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Joe joined Wells Fargo in 2001 as the office manager and in 2009 was promoted to his current position. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Joe was with Wachovia Bank for 12 years and had various positions in the real estate and corporate lines of business in both Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Joe also is a board member of the Washington Airports Task Force as well as an Advisory Board Member of George Mason University’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship/Masters in Real Estate Development Program.

Joe holds a B.S. degree in business from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and an M.B.A in real estate and corporate finance from the University of Georgia in Athens.

A native of the D.C. area, Joe currently resides in Oakton, Va., with his wife and two sons.

Josh Bernstein

Bernstein Management Corporation

Joshua Bernstein is the CEO of Bernstein Management Corporation, President of Bernstein Development Corporation and the managing principal of their investment affiliates (Rock Creek Realty, Columbia Realty Venture, Granite Property, Rock Creek Opportunity Fund and BDC Realty Fund III). The Bernstein entities own and manage 93 properties in the Washington Metropolitan area, encompassing 5,300 apartments and 4.3 million square feet of commercial space. Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, magna cum laude, a general course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Current Memberships:

  • Director, the Washington Board of SunTrust Bank
  • Chairman of the Board, The Meyer Foundation
  • Member, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
  • Board member, Capital Bancorp
  • Director, Federal City Council
  • Member, Executive Committee, Federal City Council
  • President of the Diane and Norman Bernstein charitable family foundation.

Former Affiliations:

  • Former Chairman of the Board, Sidwell Friends School

Robert G. Brewer, Jr.

Ronald Abramson

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Ronald D. Abramson focuses on corporate governance matters, mergers & acquisitions, real estate finance, business/ succession planning, and estate planning. Ronald is a member of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Board of Directors.

In 2003, The Corcoran College of Art + Design granted Ronald its highest academic honor, the Doctor of Fine Arts, honorus causa, for his 18 years as a distinguished trustee of the institution. The Corcoran was founded in 1869 and is the largest non-federal art museum in D.C. It was Washington’s first museum and ranks as one of the three oldest museums in the United States. While in law school, he served on the staff of Law and Policy in International Business, and wrote “The Legal Response to the Illicit Movement of Cultural Property,” which appeared in the publication. Ronald was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Current Memberships:

  • Chairman emeritus, Board of Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Member, New York University Board of Trustees
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Washington Airports Task Force

Russell C. Lindner

The Forge Company

Rusty Lindner is Executive Chairman and CEO of The Forge Company, a private Washington, DC- based real estate and transportation holding company whose principal operating units are Colonial Parking, Inc. (DC) and The Washington Boat Lines. Mr. Lindner is also the CEO of PortfolioFirst Parking Solutions, an international parking asset management firm founded in 2001 with more than 7 billion of parking assets in portfolio.

Mr. Lindner has been an active leader in civic, educational and philanthropic activities throughout his career. Over the last 10 years he has served, or continues to serve, on the boards of The Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade FedPAC, The Landon School, The Washington International School, The University of Georgia Foundation, The Terry School Dean’s Advisory Council, Christ Church Georgetown, and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. In addition, he currently serves as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has also served on the boards of various for-profit enterprises, including Friedman Billings & Ramsey, Canal Barge Company, and the SunTrust Metro DC Advisory Board.

Mr. Lindner is a native of Washington, D.C. He received his high school diploma from The Landon School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He graduated from the George Washington University School of Law with a JD degree in 1980, and received his Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. He is member of the D.C. Bar.

Mr. Lindner resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Mimsy. They have four children: daughters Rebecca, Blake, and Mary Faith, and son Jones.

Terry Forde

Adventist HealthCare, Inc.

President and CEO

Terry Forde is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare, the first and largest health system in Montgomery County, Maryland. The system includes Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital,  Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health &Wellness Services, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care, Adventist HealthCare Imaging and numerous community and business health programs.

Based in Gaithersburg, MD, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest private employers in Montgomery County, employing more than 5,500 people and caring for more than 800,000 members of our community each year.  Mr. Forde has served as President and CEO of this not-for-profit corporation since April 2014. Previously, Mr. Forde was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adventist HealthCare.

He has led Adventist HealthCare during a time of great change in healthcare, both at the state and national level. Under his guidance, Adventist HealthCare has created a vibrant outpatient and population health network to provide vital care to the community and to support the system’s four hospitals.

In addition, he and his executive team received approval in 2015 to open a new Washington Adventist Hospital in the White Oak section of Montgomery County in 2019. This new hospital, adjacent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters, is at the center of the future White Oak Science Gateway, a developing life sciences community bringing together medical researchers, business and retailers. This location also enables Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and the FDA to expand our existing health research partnership.

Throughout his nearly 20-year career, Mr. Forde has also served on numerous boards in the fields of economic development, education, and with various non-profit organizations. He currently is a board member of the Montgomery County Development Corp. In this role, Mr. Forde serves as a key economic adviser to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett.

As a respected leader in healthcare in Maryland, Mr. Forde serves on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Operations and Executive Committee, working with health systems across the state to improve patient care.

Before coming to Maryland, Mr. Forde served in a range of executive roles with healthcare organizations in locations such as Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1993. He earned an M.B.A. in 1996 from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

Til Hazel

il Hazel is a native Virginian. He is a Director Emeritus and founding Chairman of Flint Hill School. He is the 1987 recipient of the George Mason University Gold Medal Award, the 1991recipient of the Greater Washington Board of Trade Man of the Year Award; the 2000 recipient of the Harvard College Richard Flood Award; a 2001 Laureate, Washington Business Hall of Fame; the 2009 recipient of the Washington Airports Task Force Williams Trophy; and the 2011 recipient of the Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award of the Judge Advocates Association.

Current Memberships:

  • The University of Virginia Miller Center Foundation Board
  • The Council on University Resources of Harvard University
  • The Washington Airports Task Force Executive Committee
  • The Virginia Business Higher Education Council (former Chairman)
  • The Senior Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade (President 1984)

Former Affiliations:

  • Director of the National Air and Space Museum
  • Member of the George Mason University Board of Visitors (Rector 1976-78, 1982-83)
  • Trustee of the George Mason University Foundation (President 1984-88)
  • Member of the Dean’s Councils of Harvard College and Harvard Law School
  • He received a BA in History and a Law Degree from Harvard University.

Tom Bozzuto

The Bozzuto Group

Tom Bozzuto serves as Chairman and CEO of The Bozzuto Group. In 1988, he established The Bozzuto Group of companies with John Slidell, Rick Mostyn and the late Bernie Lubcher. To date, Bozzuto has developed and/or built more than 45,000 homes and apartments, from affordable to luxury high-rise, with a conservatively estimated value of $6.7 billon.

Under his leadership, The Bozzuto Group has been recognized as Builder of the Year, Multifamily Development Firm of the Year, and Property Management Company of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. Among many other awards, the firm has been honored as one of Multifamily Executive Magazine’s “Ten Best Multifamily Companies for Which to Work.” In addition to his business activities, Bozzuto is committed to the community. A graduate of Hobart College, Bozzuto received a master’s degree in Metropolitan Studies from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Current Memberships:

  • Executive Committee, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Executive Committee, Walters Art Museum
  • Executive Committee, Provident Bank
  • Executive Committee, National Multi Housing Council

Former Affiliations:

  • Chairman, Maryland Science Center
  • Congressional Appointee, Millennial Housing Commission.

Tom Natelli

Natelli Communities

Tom Natelli is the CEO and principal owner of Natelli Communities, a privately held real estate investment and development concern with corporate offices in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company and its affiliated entities, including Main Street Homes and Natelli Homes, are engaged in the acquisition, development and construction of master planned communities, principally in the mid-Atlantic region. His company has earned numerous industry and environmental awards for its development activities, including the ULI Award for Excellence for Large Scale Communities, Washington Metro Area Environmental Developer of the Year, and Suburban Maryland Builder of the Year. Notable projects include Avenel, Lakelands, The Villages of Urbana, Bay Forest and Sunset Island.

Natelli also serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations and business enterprises. He played a central role on the board of Montgomery Housing Partnership, which was created to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing in Montgomery County. He has received several awards for developing programs to provide over seven million dollars of contributions to non-profit organizations and charities throughout the region. Natelli also formed MargRock Entertainment with several music industry veterans in 2007 and Emrose Records in 2010, both based in Nashville, TN.

Natelli earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1982.

Current Memberships:

  • Chairman of the Board, Chesapeake Lodging Trust
  • Member, Board of the School of Engineering at Duke University
  • Member, Board of Strathmore Center for Performing Arts
  • New building task force, Suburban
  • Chair of the Board,  Villages of Urbana
  • Chair of the Board,  Sunset Island
  • Chair of the Board,  Bay Forest

Former Affiliations:

  • Chairman of the Board, Suburban Hospital Healthcare System
  • Chairman and Member, Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System
  • Member, Board of Directors of FBR National Trust
  • Member, Board of Directors of Highland Hospitality Corporation
  • Member, Board of Advisors of Fund 1 of The Halifax Group
  • Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, eStara
  • President, Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Financial Aid Initiative for Duke University

David Birtwistle

Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

David C. Birtwistle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the only organization focused solely on making better transportation a reality for Northern Virginia citizens and businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Birtwistle served as a Senior Vice President with the North Region of Balfour Beatty Construction, a division of the US construction operations for Balfour Beatty PLC, a worldwide leader in construction, engineering and finance. He began his career in the Washington, D.C. area as a congressional intern, and then served with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority overseeing the business recruitment and retention in Fairfax County. He also served on the staff of the Admiral H. G. Rickover, Foundation and Fairfax County Budget Office.

David has a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College in Providence, RI and Master’s Degree from American University in Washington, D.C..

Current Memberships:

  • Board of Directors, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Vice Chair, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
  • Board of Directors, National Council of Public Private Partnerships
  • Board of Directors, Washington Airports Task Force
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Commercial Real Estate
  • Trustee, Virginia Associated Builders and Contractors PAC
  • Urban Land Institute
  • NAIOP National Committee for the State and Local Government Relations
  • Board President, Center for Multicultural Human Services
  • Board Vice Chair, Friends of Frying Pan Park
  • The Dominican Foundation
  • The Parkinson’s Foundation of Northern Virginia
  • Former Affiliations:
  • Chair, NAIOP Northern Virginia Chapter (2008 – 2009)

Dr. Stephen S. Fuller

George Mason University

Professor Fuller joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1994 as Professor of Public Policy and Regional Development. He served as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from 1998 to 2002. He also serves as Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. In September 2001, the GMU Board of Visitors appointed him University Professor, and in July 2002 he was named to the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair. He also served on the faculty at George Washington University for 25 years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and one as Director of Doctoral Programs for the School of Business and Public Management.

Dr. Fuller received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University (1962) and his Doctorate in Regional Planning and Economic Development (1969) from Cornell University. He has authored more than 750 articles, papers, and reports in the field of urban and regional economic development. His research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan area economies and measuring their current and near-term performance. His research includes studies on the impacts of federal spending, the hospitality industry, international business and the building industry on the Washington area economy.

In 1996, he was honored by the Economic Club of Washington as Educator of the Year and in 1997 was selected for the Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award by Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society of land economists.

John M. McMahon

Miller & Long Co.

Mr. McMahon, who grew up in the District of Columbia and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, has been with the Miller & Long Companies since 1963. After graduating from the University of Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction, he worked in the field as a chief engineer before moving into the office to assume the responsibilities of estimating. He became Chief Estimator in 1969 and was elected to Vice President in 1972. In 1977, at the age of 36, he was named President of the Miller & Long Companies, and his title changed to Chairman in 1991.

Mr. McMahon has been involved in the planning and construction of numerous community projects, such as the stadium at the Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Maryland, the Performing Arts Center known as the Barns at Franklin Park in Loudoun County, Virginia, and The Bellevue Home Buying Housing Counseling Resource Center & Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Computer Learning Lab in Anacostia. In 2001, Mr. McMahon co-founded the JOBS Coalition and brought building industry employers together with community and faith-based organizations to recruit, hire and train returning offenders and other hard-to-employ populations in the District of Columbia. In 2002, Mr. McMahon invited leading construction and commercial real estate development firms to partner with the JOBS Coalition and Miller & Long to establish the D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation.

Sidney Dewberry


Sidney O. Dewberry is Chairman and Founder of Dewberry, a leading professional services firm established in 1956 providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to public- and private-sector clients. Dewberry graduated from George Washington University, BCE 1951 and was named George Washington University Distinguished Alumnus in 1988. He has co-authored three books, including the well-known engineering manual, the Land Development Handbook. Dewberry was awarded the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association Man of the Year Award in 1978 and was honored as a member of the Washington Business Hall of Fame in November 2007.

Dewberry earned the George Mason Medal in 1997, the highest honor bestowed by George Mason University. He served as chairman of the GMU Capital Campaign from 1998-2005. In 2006, he was named Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the Year by the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was awarded an honorary degree by Danville Community College along with the GMU Civil Engineering Institute Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award. In October 2009, he was inducted into the George Washington University, School of Engineering Hall of Fame. He is Rector Emeritus of the GMU Board of Visitors, after serving an eight year term as Visitor and the last four as Rector with term ending June 2007.

Current Memberships:

  • Emeritus member, George Mason University Civil Engineering Institute Board of Directors
  • Member, Cardinal Financial Corporation Board of Directors
  • Member, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
  • Member, Washington Airports Task Force
  • Member, Virginia Business-Higher Education Council
  • Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, American Public Works Association
  • Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Member, Virginia Association of Surveyors
  • Member, Surveyors Historical Society

Former Affiliations:

  • Appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve on numerous commissions including:
  • The Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education
  • The Commission on Transportation Policy
  • The Blue Ribbon Commission for the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Committee

Til Hazel

Til Hazel is a native Virginian. He is a Director Emeritus and founding Chairman of Flint Hill School. He is the 1987 recipient of the George Mason University Gold Medal Award, the 1991recipient of the Greater Washington Board of Trade Man of the Year Award; the 2000 recipient of the Harvard College Richard Flood Award; a 2001 Laureate, Washington Business Hall of Fame; the 2009 recipient of the Washington Airports Task Force Williams Trophy; and the 2011 recipient of the Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award of the Judge Advocates Association.

Current Memberships:

  • The University of Virginia Miller Center Foundation Board
  • The Council on University Resources of Harvard University
  • The Washington Airports Task Force Executive Committee
  • The Virginia Business Higher Education Council (former Chairman)
  • The Senior Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade (President 1984)

Former Affiliations:

  • Director of the National Air and Space Museum
  • Member of the George Mason University Board of Visitors (Rector 1976-78, 1982-83)
  • Trustee of the George Mason University Foundation (President 1984-88)
  • Member of the Dean’s Councils of Harvard College and Harvard Law School
  • He received a BA in History and a Law Degree from Harvard University.

Wes Foster

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

P. Wesley Foster, Jr. is founder, chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies —Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Prosperity Mortgage Company, Mid-States Title Insurance Agency, Inc., and Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. He founded Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in 1968, along with a partner, Henry A. Long. In July 1979, Mr. Foster became sole owner, and Long & Foster has grown to the largest privately-owned real estate company in America.

Wes Foster is a founding member of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Realty Alliance, both of which are trade groups consisting of the nation’s leading brokers. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1991 for real estate in the Greater Washington, D.C. area by Ernst & Young and co-sponsors Merrill Lynch and Inc. Magazine. In 1987, Wes Foster was elected Chairman of the Washington/Baltimore Regional Authority and is past Chairman of The Business Development Bureau of The Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Foster is a 1956 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and was also an Army artillery officer, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany.

Current Memberships:

  • Member, board of directors of Lane Construction Corporation of Meridian, Conn.
  • Member, George C. Marshall Foundation

Former Affiliations:

  • Member, board of directors of RELO®, The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (a global network of large real estate companies)
  • Board member, The Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Board member, Metro Board of Directors of First American Bank of Maryland
  • Member, Board of Directors of First Union National Bank of Virginia


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