Wharton DC Quarterly Business Leadership Forum

Welcome to the Inaugural Wharton DC Business Leadership Forum! 

Based on feedback from alumni and stakeholders in the DC area, we are establishing this quarterly series to bring together leaders and executives in the area to hear speakers on themes that are relevant to the dynamic DC metropolitan area. This will provide an intimate and comfortable setting for networking and exchanging ideas.

 

The first event will be focused on Washington, DC itself and its fast-growing and evolving landscape.

Given the unprecedented amount of development in the region in the recent past, the organizational committee for the inaugural quarterly breakfast series has selected the topic of “The Changing Built Environment.”  This networking event is an opportunity to learn about some of the most important and striking projects of our time. Click here to reserve your place(s)!

 

The presentation is a superb opportunity for attendees to meet key players, decision-makers, and potential partners in these upcoming major projects

  • Learn from and meet these and other thought - and action - leaders:

    • John T. Mahshie, Senior Vice President, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, a  top real estate executive with broad government experience and a lifelong interest in architecture (who received a merit award from the American Assn. of Architects), will open the event by discussing the genesis of the “City Beautiful Movement,” which was championed by many of Washington's politicians and city planners in the first decade of the 20th century.  It sought to establish Washington as a truly international city by improving the quality of its structures and siting of its monuments.

    • One of the chief elements of the movement was the relocation of Union Station from

      the National Mall to its current site.  Chip Akridge,akridge-hed-shot Founder and Chairman of Akridge (at left) one of the most esteemed and respected developers in the region, and Kevin Dunmire, Sr. Project Manager (at right) will follow up by discussing their firm’s landmark project, Burnham Place at Union Station. That project will create a new neighborhood 
    • comprising a three-million-square-foot development built above Union Station's rail yard with an estimated investment of $3 Billion. (photo, above right)

    • btodd-new-headshotDC Councilman Brandon Todd and his Chief of Staff Sherryl Newman will discuss the development of 66 of the 110 acres of the former Walter Reed Army National Medical Center in Ward 4.  This project is a significant undertaking for the city 
    • involving residences, restaurants, and retail, and will completely transform one of the largest and  most populous wards in the District of 

    • Columbia.It is estimated that the total investment in this multi-faceted project will exceed $1 Billion (Photo at right of The Parks at Walter Reed)

      After brief presentations by each of the panel members, attendees will have an opportunity to pose questions and discuss the issues raised.  We look forward to a fruitful first program.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Executives who want to connect with top DC area private and public sector leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Professionals
  • Developers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Business owners interested in potential procurement opportunities
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about opportunities in key projects in DC, such as the former Walter Reed site or Burnham Place, above Union Station's rail yard
  • Others who want to learn from and connect with key leaders in the public and private sectors

WHERE: City Club of DC, 555 - 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 (near Metro Center)

WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

REGISTER NOW:  (all options include hot, plated breakfast, program, and networking)

  • Wharton DC & Strategic Partner (including City Club) Members & Guests: Early Bird, through Tuesday, October 11, 2016: 45/person for you and up to 3 guests, after, 55/person
  • Public invited: Non-Members & Guests: Early Bird, through Tuesday, October 11, 2016: 65/person for you and up to 3 guests, after, 75/person, subject to availability
    • Consider joining to get the lower member rate, and other valuable benefits throughout each year of membership. Call us at 301-365-8999 (8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week) to discuss your options, or choose on our website, www.WhartonDC.com, under Membership.)
  • Click here to reserve your place(s)!

When:

Thursday, 10/13/16 at 8:00am - 10:30am | iCal

Where:

City Club of Washington
555 - 13th Street, NW Lower Level
Washington, DC 20005 USA

[ Get Directions ]

Look Who's Coming:

Robert Rubin
Guest of Robert Rubin
Markel Waters
  DHS/ICE
Eric Mulata
Stephanie Titlow
  Tatum
Eric Mulata
Brian Gieseler
  Tatum, a Randstad company
Phillip Baltazar
  America Funding Loans, LLC
Karen Howard
Jeanne Fogle
  A Tour de Force, Inc.
Mina Marafet
Rob Foa
  Menkiti Group
Thomas K. McKnight, Esq.
  Attorney-at-Law
Guido Liccardi
  World Bank Group
Breton Novelli
Rod Thomas, Esq.
  Wiley Rein
Cynthia Elliott
  Designer
Christian Zapatka
  Architect
Bill Bonstra
  Bonstra Haresign Architects
Alex Slater
  Clyde Group
Don Alexander Hawkins
  Architect
Jay Fazio
  TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Katie Wiacek
  Hines
F. Scott Bush
Hamid Adeli
  EagleBank
Pam Stuart, Esq.
  Attorney-at-Law
Peter J. Bonnell
  The UIP Companies, LLC
Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton School Club of DC
Annalise Parks
  City Club of Washington
Jacqueline Smith
  Wharton School Club of DC
Hon. Sherryl Newman
  DC City Council
Hon. Brandon Todd
  DC City Council
Kevin Whitmire
  Akridge
Chip Akridge
  Akridge
Bonnie Weinstein,Esq.
  Govt. Relations & Procurement
John Mahshie
  TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Ali Qureshi
  Wharton School Club of DC
Ketan Shah
  Truly Elegant Events
Ehsan Qureshi
  World Bank (Ret.)
David Haresign
  Bonstra Haresign Architects
Amy Millen
Robert Katz
  Innovation Intelligence Institute
Robert Katz
... a total of 44 guests.
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City Club of Washington

555 13th Street, NW

Concourse Level

Washington, DC  20004

202-347-0818

Directions:

The City Club of Washington is located on the Concourse Level of the Columbia Square Building on F Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets.  The main entrance to the building (which is wheelchair accessible) is at 555 13th Street, adjacent to The Warner Theater.  The Columbia Square Parking garage is on 12th Street between E and F Streets.  12th Street is one way going north.

BY METRO

  • Metro rail travelers can arrive at the Club by stopping at METRO CENTER.  They will exit the station through the 12th and F Street exit.  Arrive on street level and walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the Columbia Square Building on the left.  This is only 25-30 paces from the escalator of the Metro.  This entrance to the building is NOT wheelchair accessible.

BY CAR

  • From Route 66: Follow Route 66 East to the end where it will turn into Constitution Avenue.  Follow Constitution Avenue about one and one half miles to 12th Street.  Turn left onto 12th Street.  Travel two blocks to E Street and turn left.  Go one block to 13th Street and turn right.  You will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.
  • From Interstate 395: Take Interstate 395 to the 14th Street Bridge. Travel on 14th Street until you reach Pennsylvania Avenue.  Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue.  Continue one block to 13th Street and turn left.  Once you cross E Street, you will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.
    • To access the parking garage from 395, cross the 14th Street Bridge and continue on 395N. Exit at 12th Street and head North. Parking garage will be the second garage on the left after crossing E Street.
  • From Interstate 270 (Frederick/Gaithersburg): Follow Interstate 270 South to Interstate 495 South.  Take Route 66 East to the end where it turns into Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue about one and one half miles to 12th Street.  Turn left onto 12th Street.  Travel two blocks to E Street and turn left.  Go one block to 13th Street and turn right.  You will find the Columbia Square Building on the right, adjacent to the Warner Theater.
  • From Silver Spring, Maryland: Take 16th Street south approximately 8 miles to K Street.  Turn left onto K Street and travel east until you reach 13th Street.  Turn right onto 13th Street.  Continue south on 13th Street for 5 blocks.  Once you cross F Street you will find the Columbia Square Building on the left, adjacent to the Warner Theater.
  • From Baltimore: Take 295 South (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) to Washington.  Travel West on New York Avenue to 7th Street.  Make a left onto 7th Street and continue 5 blocks to E Street.  Make a right onto E Street and travel 6 blocks until you reach 13th Street.  Make a right onto 13th Street and you will immediately reach the Columbia Square Building on the right adjacent to the Warner Theater.

To park in the City Club building (Columbia Square) garage: 

From Pennsylvania Avenue make a left onto 13th Street.  Travel One block and turn right onto E Street.  Go one block to 12th Street and turn left. The Columbia Square Parking garage will be the second parking garage entrance on the left on 12th Street between E and F Streets and is marked “Columbia Square Parking Entrance”.  Park on P1 and come up the elevator to the C level.  We are located straight off the elevator on the right hand side.


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