Montgomery County Celebrates Business Leadership at the MCCC 57th Annual Dinner

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Contact:  Michelle Guzman
301-738-0015x229 or

Montgomery County Celebrates Business Leadership
at the MCCC 57th Annual Dinner

-Newly elected Board Leadership to be sworn in
- National Institutes of Health, Bell Nursery USA LLC.,
Leslie Ford Weber of Johns Hopkins, Lawrence Duncan of Lockheed Martin Corporation,
and Council President Nancy Floreen to receive awards

Rockville, MD – On Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) will host its 57th Annual Dinner to inaugurate the Board of Directors and honor the leaders who strengthen our business environment.

During the ceremony, MCCC’s newly elected Board of Directors will be sworn in and the annual passing of the torch celebration will welcome the new leadership:

  • Chair: Jim Young, Vice President, Corporate Facilities, Services and Real Estate, Marriott International, Inc.
  • Chair Elect: Dusty Rood, President, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jerry Shapiro, President, Shapiro & Duncan

MCCC will also recognize leaders who make significant contributions to building a strong business environment in Montgomery County and beyond:

  • Visionary of the Year Award Winner: Bell Nursery USA LLC. [video | press release]
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Award Winner: National Institutes of Health (NIH), accepted by Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director [video | press release]
  • Legislator of the Year Award Winner: Council President Nancy Floreen, Montgomery County [press release]
  • Business Advocate of the Year Award Winner: Lawrence Duncan, III, Vice President, Federal & State Government Relations & PAC Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation [press release]
  • Chairman’s Award Winner: Leslie Ford Weber, Director, Campus and Government & Community Affairs, Montgomery County, Johns Hopkins [press release]

What: MCCC 57th Annual Dinner

Who: 800+ business and government leaders, including

  • MCCC Board of Directors and Members
  • Congressman Chris Van Hollen
  • Congressman John Delaney
  • Maryland Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill
  • Office of the County Executive Ike Leggett
  • Members of the Montgomery County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly
  • Montgomery County Councilmembers and Department Directors
  • Government officials at the federal, state, and county levels
  • Montgomery County businesses

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 PM - General Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Where: Bethesda North Marriott and County Conference Center - 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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For press admission or inquiries, please contact Michelle Guzman at or 301-738-0015 x229.


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