Arlington Cares Volunteer Awards Announced

Volunteer Arlington 6th Annual Celebration of Volunteerism Arlington, VA – Volunteer Arlington, a program of the Leadership Center for Excellence, will hold its sixth annual Arlington Cares event virtually on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., to celebrate this year’s Volunteer Awardees. “We are thrilled to celebrate individuals and groups who are…

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Amanda Ripley to Give Keynote at Leadership Summit

Arlington, VA – The Leadership Center for Excellence’s annual Leadership Summit on May 20, 2022, will feature a keynote presentation from Amanda Ripley.  There are options to participate in person at Marymount University’s Ballston Campus or online via a virtual event platform. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and programming will start at 1:00 p.m.…

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2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honorees Announced

Arlington, VA – The Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax are proud to announce the 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 honorees. These emerging leaders demonstrate exceptional and impactful leadership in their professional and personal spheres within the Northern Virginia region. The 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 event celebrating the honorees will be…

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Now Accepting Nominations & Submissions for 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40. The Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax are once again partnering to recognize young leaders who are making a positive impact in Northern Virginia.  Nominations and applications can be submitted online at leadercenter.org/40-under-40 until Friday, February 18, 2022. Honorees will be recognized at…

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Lifting Up Voices to be Heard: Elizabeth Jones Valderrama Alumni Story

Elizabeth Jones Valderrama has called Arlington home since she moved here from Costa Rica at nine years old.  Today Elizabeth is the Executive Director at Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church, Virginia. OAR is a community-based nonprofit organization working with individuals of all genders returning to the community from incarceration…

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Announcing New President & CEO

The Leadership Center for Excellence (LCE) is proud to announce Lisa Fikes as its third President & CEO. “We are thrilled to have Lisa Fikes lead LCE as its next President & CEO. Her experience, skill set, and performance as our acting President & CEO over the past months made this an obvious decision for our Board…

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Announcing the Ignite Young Professionals Class of 2022

The Leadership Center for Excellence (LCE) is pleased to announce the members of the Ignite Young Professionals Class of 2022. For more than 20 years, LCE has offered high level programming for leaders at all levels of their professional careers. The eight-month Ignite program exposes young professionals to ideas, organizations, and established area leaders that can catapult emerging leaders…

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