• Carmin Black

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    Carmin Black is the Founder and Chief Meal Giver at HALF UNITED, a business which donates HALF of its profits to feed children in need. Though HALF UNITED started as a
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  • Stephanie Hay

    Director of Content Strategy | Capital One
    Director of Content Strategy at Capital One. Creator of “Writing for Web & Mobile: A Lean Approach” in Aquent’s GYMNASIUM. Mentor at 500 Startups.
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  • Katina Rohas Joy

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    Katina is the founder and President of K Joy Global Consulting, LLC. Last fall, the Governor of Maryland appointed her to serve on the Governors Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
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  • Joe Mechlinski

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    Joe is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, community activist, husband, and father to two. Despite attending a high school
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  • Rob Wilder

    Co-Founder | ThinkFoodGroup
    Rob Wilder is co-founder with José Andrés of ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), the innovative management company responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC,
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  • Michael E. Cryor

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    Michael E. Cryor is the Chair of OneBaltimore. He is also President of The Cryor Group, LLC, a consultant business devoted to strategic communications. He is respected for his ability
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  • Leslie Woodward

    President & Founder | xPotentially
    Leslie is President and founder of xPotentially, a consulting firm dedicated to bringing conscious and intuitive leadership and corporate cultures to the forefront of the
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  • Jill A. T. Sorensen

    Principal at Bilyan, LLC
    Jill Sorensen is a senior innovation manager with over twenty-five years of experience in emerging technology, intellectual asset, business and economic development management.
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  • Richard B. Beedon

    Impact Investor and Evangelist, Entrepreneur, Speaker
    Richard (Dick) has spent over 40 years in the technology market, starting with IBM in 1977. During that time, Dick acted as the principal financial and strategic architect
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  • Joe Carlini

    Co-Founder | McKean Defence Group Inc.
    Joseph L. Carlini is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of McKean Defense Group Inc., an engineering and technology solutions firm that provides
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  • Nora Schultz

    Founder | Naturally Nora, Inc.
    Nora Schultz is a classically-trained CPG marketer and entrepreneur with twenty years of leadership experience in start-up, mid-sized and Fortune 500 new product and services
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  • David Conley

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    Dave is an avid entrepreneur, startup mentor, and speaker. He started his first business while still in college. Later, he spent 12 years at AOL building the consumer Internet for
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  • Pete Oliver-Krueger

    Owner | MillionMunkeys
    Pete Oliver-Krueger is a Lean/Agile coach, software architect, UX designer, and trainer in the DC area, with 20 years of experience in
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  • Nathan Havey

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    Nathan began working in online communications as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. He expanded his skill set doing PR and targeted outreach for
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  • Greg W. Evans

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    Greg joined the Porter Group and Conscious Venture Lab in 2013 as a primary investor,consultant and mentor. He has extensive experience building and managing
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  • Tony Loyd

    Global Talent Management Executive
    Tony Loyd is a senior-level executive with a passion for developing leaders and growing high potential talent. He is a change-maker who works with social entrepreneurs to make
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  • Peter Ryan

    Co-Founder & Partner | Ryan & Wetmore, PC
    Peter Ryan, CPA, co-founded Ryan & Wetmore, PC with Michael Wetmore, CPA in 1988. Extensively experienced with many industries, Pete's accounting and consulting
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  • Isis M. Bous, Esq.

    Founder | LawRex.com
    Isis is the founder of The Lawyer Referral Exchange (LawRex.com), the first lawyer-to-lawyer referral exchange and management platform created exclusively for lawyers to
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  • Pamela Lynne Sorensen

    Founder | Pamela's Punch
    Pamela attended the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, where she was a Tri-Delta and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech
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  • Stephan Little

    CEO & President | Zero Limits Ventures
    With over 40 years of entrepreneurial business building success, Steve commands an uncommon breadth of experience and knowledge. He is widely recognized as
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  • Justin B. Abad

    Proprietor | A. M. Wine Shoppe
    Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida Justin found himself in Washington, D.C. in 2001 attending The George Washington University and majoring in Psychology and Political
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  • Julie Kirk

    Director | US Department of Commerce
    Julie Lenzer Kirk was recently appointed as the Director for the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Economic Development Administration at the U.S.
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  • Tessa Lucero Bennett

    CPA | Ryan & Wetmore PC
    Tessa is a Certified Public Accountant with over 17 years of experience serving and consulting businesses in all phases of the organizational life cycle.
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  • Beverly May

    Founder & Principal | OTV
    Beverly is the founder and principal of OTV: Oxford Technology Ventures, a boutique user experience, product strategy and product development consultancy based in New York
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  • Betsy Cerulo

    CEO | AdNet/AccountNet, Inc.
    Betsy Cerulo is the founder and CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, Inc., with offices in Catonsville, Maryland. The company was started in 1990. The organizations
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  • Oliver Guinness

    Managing Director | Clearpoint Ventures
    Clearpoint Ventures is a New York City based venture firm that backs entrepreneurs working to build a cleaner, more conscious economy.
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    Yanik Silver is a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple successful online businesses even though he still considers himself a “techno dunce.” He has successfully
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  • David Gillespie

    David is a registered architect with deep experience in commercial, healthcare, and industrial projects. He has recently focused on data / fire /security projects, facility risk,
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  • Kathleen Warner

    Business Leader | Strategist | Connector
    Kathleen is a seasoned business leader, strategist and connector with over 20 years of executive & leadership experience across the private and public sectors.
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  • Jonathan Aberman

    Founder & Manag. Director | Amplifier Ventures
    Jonathan Aberman is the founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures (www.amplifierventures.com), a seed and early stage venture capital fund based
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  • Pam Rothenberg

    Man. Partner | Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
    Pam Rothenberg is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of Womble Carlyle Sandride and Rice, LLP where she practices in the areas of commercial real estate
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  • Steve Polo

    Partner | OPX Global
    A recognized thought leader and frequent author, speaker and panelist, Steve has pioneered a new way of looking at organizations and productivity. He has
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  • Neal Wilkinson

    CEO | Caisson Advisors
    Neal has spent the last 22 years in the institutional investment industry. Prior to taking the helm at Caisson Advisors, Neal was Founder and CEO at Sparta Asset
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  • Pam Miller

    CEO | Summit Global Strategies
    Pam is the Ex-VP of Sustainability for Medco and Community Investment for Medco, the $70BB pharmaceutical company which was the number 1 ranked most admired
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  • R. Edward Freeman

    University Professor | University of Virginia
    R. Edward Freeman joined the Darden School of Business Administration in 1987. Currently he is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration
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  • Raj Sisodia

    Author | Speaker | Conscious Capitalist
    A founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in
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  • S. Tien Wong

    Chairman & CEO | Tech 2000, Inc.
    Mr. S. Tien Wong is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tech 2000, Inc., a Herndon, Virginia-based provider of advanced technology training, mobile e-learning, and
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  • Gary Williams

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    Caring for and engaging customers is a foundational tenet for stakeholder focused companies. Truly sustainable organizations rely on loyal customers to give them
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  • Kelly Marie McVearry, PhD

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    Dr. McVearry is the Chief Scientific Officer for Ekagra Technologies, a health information technology company that serves the pharmaceutical industry and government
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  • Sam DiFrank

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    Sam has spent his career in multiple segments of the Commercial Real Estate industry including, Banking, Corporate Finance, Acquisitions, Dispositions, Development
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  • Monika Jansen

    Copywriter & Editor Extraordinaire
    Monika is passionate about telling stories of startups, companies, and the people behind them. She’s a prolific copywriter and editor who pulls brand messaging and storytelling
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  • Chris Lefebvre

    President & CEO | ISI Professional Services
    Mr. Lefebvre, a Service-Disabled Veteran, directs the strategic and operational positioning of ISI Professional Services (ISI), a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm
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  • Matt Haley

    Owner & Executive Chef | SoDel Concepts
    "In Memory of our Friend." Over the past two decades, Matt Haley has created an empire of culinary excellence for the Eastern shore. The stable success of his endeavors convey
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  • Kathy Benson

    Visionary Entrepreneur
    Kathy Benson is a dynamic entrepreneur whose company, ORI, founded with business partner Sue Lynd, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year – and is now a multi-
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  • Tom Gardner

    CEO | The Motley Fool
    A frequently sought-after investment expert, commentator, and educator, Tom Gardner co-founded The Motley Fool in 1993 with his brother, David, and now serves as Chief
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  • Kyla Fullenwider

    Co-Founder | Imperative + Faculty
    Kyla Fullenwider is an entrepreneur, educator, and social designer who works to improve the quality of life of communities. She has partnered with a range of cities,
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