vides services to most major on-line providers, major retailers and to its company-owned
brands. Prior to the digital revolution, District Photo was the largest independent mail
order and wholesale photo fi lm processor in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Cohen, a native of Washington, D.C., is the past president of the Photo Marketing
Association International. He is also involved in numerous business groups, including the
World Presidents’ Organization, and a wide range of philanthropic organizations serving
children’s needs, education, faith-based organizations and health-related causes, frequently
holding committee or chair responsibilities in these groups.
Jack Davies was the founder and president of AOL International
and now serves on the board of directors of Scholastic, the global
children’s publishing and media company. Prior to joining AOL in 1993,
Mr. Davies was managing director of Citicorp’s London-based consumer
mortgage business after serving as vice president, Europe, for
RCA Records. He began his career at General Electric where he held
numerous senior consumer marketing positions. Mr. Davies earned an
MBA in marketing (1973) and a bachelor’s degree in political science
(1972) from the University of Rochester.
Active in philanthropy in the D.C. area, Mr. Davies serves on a number of boards including
the Board and Executive Committee of Venture Philanthropy Partners. In addition he
is on the board of See Forever Foundation, CharityWorks, Teach For America - DC Region
and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Richard D. Fairbank is founder, chairman and chief executive
offi cer of Capital One Financial Corporation, a broadly diversifi ed
fi nancial services company ranked 124th on the Fortune 500. Mr.
Fairbank founded Capital One in 1988 based on his belief that the
power of information, technology and testing could be harnessed
to bring highly customized fi nancial products directly to consumers.
Headquartered in McLean, Va., Capital One is the eighth largest bank
in the United States, offering a broad spectrum of fi nancial products
and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Additionally, Capital
One has international businesses in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Capital One has been widely recognized for its entrepreneurial culture, progressive
work place, and community engagement. Capital One has been named to: Fortune’s
100 Best Companies to Work For, Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, Forbes Best
Employers in the United States and named a Top Companies for Leaders by AON
Mr. Fairbank has been recognized for his community and industry leadership, including
his 2008 appointment to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. He
also was honored as a 2008 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate and was named
2006 Banker of the Year by the American Banker. Mr. Fairbank has also been recognized
as one of the top “100 CEO Leaders In STEM” by STEMconnector in partnership with US
News and World Report, the Business-Higher Education Forum and Fortune magazine. Mr.
Fairbank holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s
degree in economics from Stanford University.
Michelle DiFebo Freeman is the owner and CEO of the
Carl M. Freeman Companies, a Real Estate company established in
1947, that specializes in land acquisition, land planning, development
and redevelopment, and the management of award-winning, amenity
rich residential communities, neighborhood shopping centers and
commercial properties. Freeman Companies also owns and operates
three golf courses including, Bayside, an 18-hole, award-winning Jack
Nicklaus Signature Course in Fenwick Island, DE.
Ms. Freeman is president and chairman of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, which has
been giving grants to organizations where her employees live, work and play since 1947.
She is the founding Chairman of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which honors her
late husband Joshua Freeman by providing arts and arts education to create opportunities
to elevate the human spirit. She was the visionary of the Foundation’s fi rst program,
The Freeman Stage at Bayside. Ms. Freeman received the 2014 Irene and Abe Pollin Humanitarian
Award on behalf of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Coastal Style Magazines
Business Woman of the Year for 2015-2018 as well as numerous other awards for her
business and philanthropic leadership.
Ms. Freeman serves as a board member at Halcyon Foundation and The Georgetown
University Entrepreneurship Advisory Group at McDonough School of Business. She was
a founding partner in WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen deploying capital
to empower the next generation of female entrepreneurs changing the world. Ms.
Freeman is most proud of her three children: Nicholas, Benjamin and Juliana Freeman.
Richard Kay is currently chairman of Sentrillion Inc., a border security,
cyber-security, information assurance and healthcare managed
services company. He is the former founder, chairman and CEO of OTG
Software, a data storage software company that he founded in 1992.
OTG became the leader in online data storage solutions. OTG was acquired
by Legato Systems in 2002 and Mr. Kay remained on the board
of directors until the acquisition of Legato Systems by EMC in 2003.
Mr. Kay currently serves on the board of directors of the University
of Maryland School of Engineering. He is a special partner with ABS Capital, a multibillion
dollar equity investment fi rm focused on healthcare, IT and media companies. Mr. Kay
is also an honorary member of the board of directors of Venture Philanthropy Partners.
Jeong H. Kim is chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a start up focusing
on interactive mobile video. Prior to that, he was the 11th
President of Bell Labs, the communication industry’s most heralded
research organization. His background ranges from being a CEO of a
high technology start-up to senior executive of a Fortune 500 corporation.
Dr. Kim’s early career encompassed computer design, satellite
systems design and data communications, including seven years as
a nuclear submarine offi cer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland, a master’s
degree in technical management and bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and
computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering
from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa,
from Postech University in South Korea. Dr. Kim has sat on numerous corporate, University
and non-profi t boards and currently serves on the boards of Samsung Electronics Co.,
ARRIS International plc and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is a member of the National
Academy of Engineering and was named one of the 10 most infl uential Asian Americans
in business for 2005 by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber. In January, 2014 the government
of France awarded him membership in the Legion of Honor for his services in
Mark D. Lerner, representing members of the Lerner | Cohen |
Tanenbaum family, is Managing Principal Owner and Vice Chairman
of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and a principal of Lerner
Enterprises, a Rockville, Md., based real estate development, management
and investment company founded in 1952 by his father, Ted
Lerner. Lerner Enterprises’ development activity is mainly concentrated
in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Some of the company’s major projects include White Flint, White
Flint North, Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20 M Street, SE, 2000
Tower Oaks Boulevard, The Corporate Offi ce Centre at Tysons II, Dulles Town Center, Fallsgrove
Village Center and the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, among many others. Lerner Enterprises
also has developed and manages many residential communities in the Washington,
D.C., area. In addition, Lerner Enterprises is a partner in Chelsea Piers, a 30-acre sports
and entertainment complex located on the Hudson River in New York City.
Mr. Lerner and his family have been involved in many worthwhile causes including the
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The George Washington
University, Georgetown Day School, The Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Washington,
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Washington and the District of Columbia, JCC
Maccabi Games, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Imagination Stage, ADL In
Concert against Hate, YouthAids, Juvenile Diabetes, Junior Achievement, Food and Friends
and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, among many others. He currently serves
as a trustee of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, a member of the board
of Hillel at The George Washington University, the advisory board of Israel Bonds and vice
president and a board member of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
Roger Mody is the founder and chairman of The Mody Foundation,
whose goal is to provide higher education, health-based and
athletics funding for economically disadvantaged inner-city children.
Mr. Mody also is an associate publisher of Inc. Magazine and
has been featured on CNN. He is the former chairman and CEO of
SIGNAL Corporation, an information technology services company
supporting the Federal Government. SIGNAL Corporation was subsequently
sold to General Dynamics. Mr. Mody and SIGNAL were the recipients
of multiple industry and growth awards, including Ernst & Young High Technology
Entrepreneur of the Year, KPMG Peat Marwick High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year,
Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneur and Business of the Year, Washington
Technology Fast 50 Growth Award, Arthur Andersen’s Best Practices Award for Exceeding
Customer Expectations, Deloitte & Touches Fast 500 and Inc. 500, among others.
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