BETHESDA PATCH: Washington Business Hall of Fame Honors 2016 Laureates

From Junior Achievement of Greater Washington: The Washington Business Hall of Fame recognizes the professional and philanthropic accomplishments of outstanding business leaders in our region who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Greater Washington. The annual black-tie gala and awards ceremony brings together 1,200 business and civic leaders and raises over $1 million annually to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs for K-12 students.

More than 100 remarkable laureates have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame since its founding in 1988 by Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, The Greater Washington Board of Trade, and The Washingtonian. Honorees must be either in the capstone years of their career or retired from the company most closely associated with their business accomplishments. A call for nominations from the general public is made several months in advance of the event. Final selections are made by a nomination committee composed of members from the three founding organizations.

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WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHO: Ed Grenier, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, James Schenck, President and CEO, PenFed Credit Union, and Chair, 2016 Washington Business Hall of Fame

2016 Laureates: Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler, O. M. (Tony) Nicely, Chairman and CEO, GEICO, Kenneth A. Samet, President and CEO, MedStar Health, Gary H. Tabach, Managing Partner, Greater Washington, Deloitte & Touche LLP Introductions by: Linda Rabbit, Donald Graham, William Roberts and Tony Buzzelli

Presenting Sponsor: Capital One