2016 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

Washington Business Hall of Fame founders, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian today announced the 2016 Hall of Fame laureates. The Washington Business Hall of Fame, founded in 1988, recognizes the professional and philanthropic contributions of outstanding business leaders in our region who have made Greater Washington the city that it is today. The annual gala benefits Junior Achievement® and its innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs that inspire the next generation of leaders to navigate their path to the American Dream.

This year’s laureates are:

  • Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler
  • O.M. (Tony) Nicely. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, GEICO
  • Kenneth A. Samet, President & CEO, MedStar Health
  • Gary H. Tabach, Managing Partner, Greater Washington, Deloitte & Touche LLP

“This year’s laureates are an example of what’s possible from our region’s business leaders,” said Ed Grenier, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. “Their passion for excellence and steadfast commitment to this community is an inspiration to all of us, and a lesson in leadership for Greater Washington’s future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.”

Washington Business Hall of Fame laureates have shaped the regional landscape of Greater Washington and consistently demonstrated outstanding business accomplishments; visionary leadership; integrity and strong core values; and, passionate community engagement. Following a call for nominations from the general public, final selections are made by a nomination committee led by representatives of the three founding organizations. More than 100 remarkable laureates have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame since 1988. A full list is available at www.myJA.org/halloffame/laureates.

The laureates will be honored at a black-tie gala and awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 30 at the National Building Museum. The 2016 Washington Business Hall of Fame is chaired by James R. Schenck, President and CEO, Pentagon Federal Credit Union. This year, more than 1,200 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the five laureates and raise more than $1.4 million to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s K-12 programs and their work to inspire 63,000 students in our region annually to be financially capable, tenacious, and equipped with the tools to manage risk effectively, solve problems creatively, and welcome opportunity in an increasingly complex modern economy. The gala is presented by Capital One. 

To reserve your table and for more information, please visit: www.WashingtonBusinessHallofFame.org.