Inside LGW

Andy Ockershausen is one of the Founders of Leadership Greater Washington. Currently the VP of Development at Best Bark Communications, Mr. Ockershausen has managed several of the top stations in Washington, DC, including WMAL Radio, WMAL TV, WJLA and Channel 50, and spent more than two decades at NBCUniversal/Comcast Sports Net.
This September, LGW partnered with Urban Alliance for Community Service Day sponsored by IBM. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Nathaniel Cole ('16), Urban Alliance partners with businesses to empower under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship.  
On Tuesday, September 26, Leadership Greater Washington welcomed members and guests to PNC Place for the return of the Lessons in Leadership series featuring Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public university.
This fall, the in demand, member-led series returned for another year of impactful and insightful knowledge sharing with one of a kind Members Salons across the region.
Joe Gardemal is a Managing Director in the Washington, DC office of Alvarez & Marsal, an international business consulting firm with 53 offices in 18 countries around the world. Mr. Gardemal leads a team of Certified Public Accountants and finance experts who conduct forensic accounting investigations and perform damages analysis with a focus on action and results.
Every year, LGW welcomes some of the region's most promising high school sophomores and juniors for Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW), a six-month learning experience focused on leadership topics and exploring community issues. As we get ready to recruit the next generation of leaders, YLGW Class of 2017 alum and Centerville High School senior Rithika, looks back on her time in YLGW and shares her thoughts and advice for future YLGW participants. 
LGW has a fantastic team of interns each semester, who contribute unique skills and enthusiasm to the mission of LGW. This summer, the Marketing Communications department had the privilege of working with rising college senior John (Jack) Gabriel Pera. 
Debbi Jarvis –  a graduate of the Class of 2009, and incoming LGW Board Member, comes from a legacy of leadership, spanning over 25 years of LGW members.
LGW caught up with recent graduate of the 2017 Rising Leaders program, Johann Pavri, to discuss his experience in the program, and to learn more about his personal path to leadership as a young professional living and working in the region. 
What an exciting year it has been!  This past Wednesday, June 28th, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership It was great to see so many members in attendance.  Congratulations to all the new Board members who were elected, and thank you to all the Board members who after years of service have rolled off the Board.  For those who were not able to attend, I want to share with you the LGW Strategic Plan highlights that were presented at the meeting.