During the annual Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE) Luncheon the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce recognized companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence as Chamber and community members throughout the year. There were also member milestone anniversaries acknowledged as well as the installation of new officers and board members.
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the winners of this year’s Awards for Chamber Excellence:
Committee of the Year: GovCon Committee
Small Business of the Year: Around Reston Magazine
Medium Business of the Year: Hidden Creek Country Club
Large Business of the Year: Bechtel
Member of the Year: Iris Britt, Iris Britt Consulting
New Member of the Year: Intelice Solutions
Volunteer of the Year: Roman Blazauskas, SpeedPro Imaging
President’s Award: Charles Kapur, Access National Bank
Pinnacle Award: Cynthia Hyland
Outgoing Chairman, Michael Bradshaw, Director of Cloud Platform of the East Region, Google passed the gavel to Incoming Chairman, Charles Kapur, Vice President, Access National Bank.
The keynote address was delivered by decorated Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.) of Marines and Fox TV reality star, Tee Marie Hanible. Hanible is also the Founder of Operation Heroes Connect which is an organization that not only partners service members and veterans as mentors for at risk youth but also provides community outreach services in the DC, MD and VA areas.
Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel was elected by the membership as the Chair-Elect. Dee Kakar, Vice President of Business Banking & Team Leader, M&T Bank was elected to serve as the Treasurer for 2016-2017. Matt Clary, Law Office of Matt Clary was selected to serve as General Counsel for 2016-2017.
Delegate Pat Herrity administered the oath of office to incoming and second term Board members, who included:
Don Anderson, Sheraton/Westin @ Reston Heights
Alex Converse, United Bank
Ian Copenhaver, Conversion Pipeline
Bailey Edelson, JBG Properties
JP Gregory, Marymount University
Dustin Imbesi, Hyatt Regency Reston
David Kelley, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Eric Levin, Hidden Creek Country Club
Tom Madden, Visual Impact Productions
Mike Misleh, Veatch Commercial Real Estate
Andrew Painter, Walch, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
Pantea Stevenson, Bean Kinney & Korman
Monica Tressler, Cardinal Bank
Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones
Rick Marrero,Northrop Grumman
Jim Dyke, McGuireWoods Consulting
Eduardo Pagan, Il Fornaio
Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation for NOVA
Michael Donlan, Microsoft
Denise Hogan, Boston Properties