Inductees include Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and CEO of ICF International; Peter Barris, managing general partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA); Debbie Kissire, vice chair of EY; and Dennis Ratner, founder, CEO and stylist of Ratner.
The Washington Business Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony honoring outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Greater Washington. Honorees must be either in the capstone years of their career or retired from the company most closely associated with their business accomplishments.
More than 100 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1988 by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and The Washingtonian.
The black-tie event annually raises more than $1 million to support Junior Achievement. The 2013 event raised $1.2 million to support Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs for K-12 students in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Last year’s inductees included Northern Virginia Technology Council President (NVTC) and CEO Bobbie Kilberg; William Couper, retired president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of Bank of America; Mark Ordan, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living; and Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.