Honors and Recognitions


October 2014

Named “Community Banker of the Year” for the Eastern Region, by the Independent Community
Bankers of America
Named by Washington Business Journal as a member of the Washington, DC area “Power 100”

December 2012

Named “Community Banker of the Year,” American Banker Magazine
Inducted into the “Washington Business Hall of Fame”

September 2012

Recipient of the “Joseph E. Robert Community Impact Award,” Greater Washington Sports Alliance

February 2012

Named a “2012 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate,” Junior Achievement

October 2011

Recipient of the “Economic Impact Award,” District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce

May 2011

Recipient of the “Annual Achievement Award,” District of Columbia Building Industry Association

January 2011

Named a “2010 Washingtonian of the Year,” Washingtonian Magazine

May 2010

Recognized as one of “25 CEOs You Need to Know” in Montgomery County, Gazette of Politics and

November 2009

Recipient of the “2009 Outstanding Achievement Award,” National Kidney Foundation of the
National Capital Area

June 2009

Winner of the Greater Washington Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Business Services


January 12, 2015

Commentary: “If You Want to Get Ahead, Lead” Capital Business (Washington Post)

June 11, 2012

Op Ed: “Extending FDIC program could help community banks invest more locally,” Capital Business
(Washington Post)

May 25, 2012

Op Ed: “Congress should renew TAG now,” Washington Business Journal

April 23, 2012

Op Ed: “Howard Theater is symbol of what’s possible,” Capital Business (Washington Post)

March 7, 2011

Op Ed: “In search of liquidity,” Capital Business (Washington Post)

December 20, 2009

Op Ed: “A Job for a Wounded Warrior,” Washington Post, Metro section

June 26, 2009

Op Ed: “Let D.C. Invest with Local Banks,” Washington Business Journal

April 12, 2009

“The Boss Column,” NY Times, Business section

April 3, 2009

“Sources Revealed,” Washington Business Journal


December 22, 2014

University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, Commencement Speech
College Park, MD

September 16, 2014

FIG Partners CEO ForumAtlanta, GA

February 27, 2014

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2014 Boston Bank Conference
Boston, MA

October 15, 2013

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Washington, DC
Testimony about the effect of the government shutdown on small businesses

September 13, 2012

American Banker Regulatory Symposium
Arlington, VA

August 1, 2012

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2012 Community Bank Investor Conference
New York, NY

January 10, 2012

2012 Supervision, Regulation and Credit Annual Office Conference
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA

June 27, 2011

Bisnow Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor Summit
Arlington, Virginia

November 17, 2010

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Washington, DC
Testimony on various banking matters