Stars Over Dulles

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its annual “Stars Over Dulles” Awards, according to a news release.

Winners will be announced at a luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Rd, Herndon.

Tickets are available at dulleschamber.com.

Here are the 2017 Finalists:

Transportation Leader

  • Doug Pickford, Acting Executive Director, Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA)
  • Paul J. Wiedefeld, General Manager and CEO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO)
  • Jim Weaver, President & CEO, All Traffic Solutions (ATS)
  • Delegate James M. LeMunyon, Virginia House of Delegates

Workforce Leader

  • Justin Exner, Area Manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Robert Deckard, Director of Sales, Cox Business
  • Madhu Garlanka, CEO, Software Products, Allwyn Corporation
  • Doug Guernsey, EVP & COO, Guernsey Office Products

Bank Leader

  • MainStreet Bank
  • Northwest Federal Credit Union
  • EagleBank
  • United Bank

Hospitality Leader

  • The National Conference Center
  • Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Dulles Airport
  • Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel

Small Business Leader

  • Mike Williams, Owner/President, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia
  • Jay Johnson, CEO, Five Minute Productions
  • Dave Meyer, Beth Meyer, Co-Owners, Green Lizard Cycling
  • Valerie Kaiser, Partner, Elden Street Financial

Business Leader

  • Geoffrey Lawson, VP & GM, The National Conference Center
  • Jeff Dick, Chairman, CEO & President, MainStreet Bank
  • Douglas Camp, Director Sales & Marketing, Salamander Resort & Spa
  • Arsalan Lutfi, SVP, Creative Director, TriVision Creative
  • Tom Miller, Principal, Thompson Greenspon

Innovation Leader

  • Ann Orem, Founder, Brickyard & Managing Director, Clarke-Hook Corporation
  • Mayor Lisa Merkel, Town of Herndon
  • Praduman Jain, CEO, Vibrent Health
  • Mel Landin, Founder, President, Logicstudio

Arts Leader

  • ArtSpace Herndon
  • Laura Readyoff, Owner, The Music Loft, LLC
  • NextStop Theatre Company
  • Ava Spece, CEO/President, Workhouse Arts Center
  • Patricia MacIntyre, Chief Financial Officer, MacIntyre Electronic Design Associates, Inc. & artist,  Reston Art Gallery & Studios 

Distinguished Veteran

  • Debra Biely, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Michael Pocalyko, Special Investigations
  • Jim Kuiken, K9s For Warriors

Nonprofit Leader

  • Linden Resources
  • Children's Science Center Lab
  • Rotary Club of Centreville, Virginia
  • Herndon Woman's Club
  • Fairfax County Animal Shelter 

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • John Sekas, Sekas Homes, LLC
  • Jay Johnson, Five Minute Productions
  • Terry Angelotti, Centreville Immigration Forum 

New Chamber Member

  • Allwyn Corp
  • Mustang Sally Brewing Company
  • Modis IT & Engineering Staffing

Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award

  • To Be Announced

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