Inside LGW

Second Annual Future of Greater Washington Creates a Launchpad for Cross-Sector Collaboration
In October, LGW's Signature Program Class of 2018 met for their first program day, focused on achieving regionalism across the state, county, and local lines in Greater Washington.
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.
One of the many benefits of Youth Leadership Greater Washington is the opportunity for students to be eligible for awards that will further advance their leadership goals beyond high school.
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.