2024 Leadership Summit: Evolution of Leadership & Celebration of New Name

Arlington, VA – The Leadership Center of Arlington’s annual Leadership Summit on May 16, 2024, will highlight the evolution of leadership.

Leadership Summit

This half-day leadership development event at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association will run from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Speakers will include:

  • Keynote: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer-prize winning Columnist, The Washington Post, and Political Analyst, MSNBC
  • Evolution of Team Culture and Wellness Panel
    • Dr. George Watts, Chairman, Top Line Talent
    • Laurie Blazek, President and CEO, Top Line Talent
    • Moderator: Stephen Leach, Disney Entertainment/National Geographic
  • Evolution of Thinking Panel
    • Tony Orlando, GM Speciality Sales, Google Public Sector
    • Catherine Meloy, President and CEO, Goodwill of Greater Washington
    • Tara Palacios, Director, BizLaunch, Arlington Economic Development
    • Moderator: Brian Kropp, World 50

The Leadership Summit is for established and emerging leaders in the greater Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area. It also serves as the culmination of the Leadership Center of Arlington’s Lead and Ignite Classes of 2024, as well as Leadership Alexandria. This year’s class speakers are:

  • Jamari Green, Deloitte, Ignite Class of 2024
  • Wendy Leedy, Amazon Web Services, Lead Class of 2024
  • Elijah Griffin, Sr., Leadership Alexandria Class of 2024

“We hope this year’s Leadership Summit will serve as an inspiration as well as a practical guide for leaders seeking to be relevant and impactful in an evolving world,” said Lisa Fikes, President and CEO of the Leadership Center of Arlington. 

Thank you to Accenture and Graham Holdings for their support as the Lead Sponsors for the 2024 Leadership Summit.

Following the Leadership Summit, attendees and Leadership Center of Arlington alumni are invited to an Alumni Reception, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The reception will feature a celebration for the Classes of 2024, the Lead and Ignite classes celebrating milestone anniversaries, and the organization’s new name and reimagined visual identity. 

Learn more and register at leadercenter.org/summit.

About the Leadership Center of Arlington

The mission of the Leadership Center of Arlington is to connect, develop, and inspire leaders for personal growth, civic engagement, and community impact. For more information, visit leadercenter.org or call (703) 528-2522.

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