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1st three Honorees: Devin Schain, C88, CEO, Camps Direct
Dan Tangherlini, WG01, COO, Artemis REP
Amanda Eversole, WG13, SVP, US Chamber

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Devin Schain is Founder & CEO of Campus Direct, Inc., a company that creates, invests in and acquires both established and start-up businesses, predominately in the education space, that offer innovative, technology-driven products and services with meaningful impact and rapid growth potential.

In 2011, he co-founded ShalomLearning, which aims to positively disrupt Jewish education by using innovative technology and a unique, values-based curriculum to make Hebrew school more engaging for students, more accessible for families, and more effective for synagogues.

In 2012 he co-founded Access Health Group, a consortium of telehealth companies providing 24/7/365 access to healthcare through technology to the higher education, enterprise and direct-to-consumer markets.

In 2013, Mr. Schain founded National Education Week.  A weeklong event held in Washington DC to foster collaboration among participants in the education sector to drive innovation and create measurable change. Throughout the week, the conference will host over 5,000 attendees and raise over 5,000,000 for education.

Mr. Schain launched his first education business, On Campus Marketing (OCM), as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. OCM became a leading provider of consumer products and services marketed exclusively through affiliated relationships with over 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities. Mr. Schain managed OCM through 11 consecutive years of increasing revenue and profits before selling the firm to Student Advantage.

He then co-founded Educational Direct (ED), which provided student loan consolidation services to graduates. ED quickly became the 3rd largest online provider in the market, growing from start-up to a valuation of $375 million in just three years.

Mr. Schain is member of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a University of Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic Trustee, and serves as an active advisor, investor or Board member to several rapidly growing companies including SenecaOne, PaySimple and ClearOne. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

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Amanda Engstrom Eversole
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Senior Vice President,
U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness; Acting President, Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation
Amanda Engstrom Eversole is senior vice president and chief of staff of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), and acting president of the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI).

As chief of staff, Eversole works with the board of directors, oversees strategiccross-divisional initiatives, manages the administrative operations of the Chamber’s Executive Office, leads the organization’s charitable giving and employee volunteer efforts, and is responsible for strategic oversight of the CEO’s schedule. She is also a member of the Chamber’s Management Committee.

In her role on the CCMC team, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Center’s agenda dedicated to making U.S. capital markets the most fair, efficient, transparent, and attractive in the world. This effort addresses domestic and international securities regulation and implementation of the Dodd-Frank law, as well as challenges to the auditing profession, proxy rules, business due process, and a host of other issues.

As acting president of CATI, Eversole leads the Chamber’s efforts to expand engagement with high-tech industries on policy development, regulatory issues, and international opportunities and challenges. Through advocacy, research, events, and partnerships, CATI seeks to unleash entrepreneurship and technology development in high-tech centers across the nation.

Eversole joined the Chamber in 2003. Her previous roles included leading efforts yo fight counterfeiting and piracy globally and serving as director of marketing and communications for the National Chamber Foundation (NCF). She started her career at the Chamber in the Federation Relations Division, where she was responsible for managing communications for association and chamber of commerce members. Earlier, she worked for RTC Relationship Marketing, a WPP Group company, in business development.

Eversole graduated cum laude from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s of business administration and a minor in French. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where she was a Palmer Scholar and graduated first in her class.She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Eric, their daughter, Ellie, and their dog, Gus.

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Daniel M. Tangherlini is the Chief Operating Officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners. He is responsible for developing and implementing the operational activities of Artemis. He is a principal of the firm and joined Artemis in April 2015.  Mr. Tangherlini is based in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Artemis, Mr. Tangherlini served as Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), a position that President Obama nominated him to in May of 2013. As the agency head of GSA, Mr. Tangherlini introduced new technologies, smarter acquisition platforms and innovative work spaces.  He identified creative ways to leverage unused assets, and began using data-driven decision-making processes to help better serve the federal government and the American public.

Mr. Tangherlini served as the Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2009 to 2013, where he was the principal policy advisor on the development and execution of the budget and performance plans. He also served as the Assistant Secretary for Management from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he managed budget development and performance management of District agencies when he served as the District of Columbia City Administrator and Deputy Mayor from 2006 to 2009. In 2006, he served as the Interim General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 

From 2000 to 2006, he s erved as Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation and from 1998 to 2000 as Chief Financial Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department. From 1997 to 1998 he served in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation and from 1991 to 1997 he served at the Office of Management and Budget.

Mr. Tangherlini received a B.A. and an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Alfred C. Liggins, III, WG'95, CEO and President, Radio One, Inc., and Chairman and CEO, TV One, LLC.

Mr. Liggins sits at the helm of a family dynasty with his mother, Ms. Cathy Hughes, which is the only African-American owned multi-media and entertainment company in the country

Radio One, Inc. (radio-one.com) is the largest multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners, viewers, readers and Internet users.  In his role as Chief Executive Officer and President of Radio One, Mr. Liggins has led the Company’s transformation into a diversified multi-media platform that owns and/or operates the following assets:  54 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States,  Interactive One (urbandaily.com,newsone.com, hellobeautiful.com and blackplanet.com), a majority interest in TV One, LLC (tvoneonline.com), a cable/satellite network and Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other nationally syndicated radio hosts. 

Mr. Liggins is responsible for the overall management and operating performance of Radio One’s assets, pursuing new business ventures, identifying acquisitions, managing an integrated business plan and attracting key talent.  Mr. Liggins has been Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Radio One since 1997 and President since 1989. Mr. Liggins joined Radio One in 1985 as an account manager at WOL-AM. In 1987, he was promoted to General Sales Manager and promoted again in 1988 to General Manager overseeing Radio One’s Washington, DC operations. After becoming President, Mr. Liggins engineered Radio One’s expansion into new markets.

Mr. Liggins is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Executive MBA Program. Mr. Liggins is the son of Ms. Hughes, Radio One’s Chairperson, Secretary and a Director. Over the last 5 years, Mr. Liggins has sat on the boards of directors of numerous organizations including the Apollo Theater Foundation, Reach Media, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Ibiquity Corporation, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters and the National Association of Broadcasters.