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AGUIDETOWASHINGTON’SMOSTINFLUENTIAL -AND-UNDERYOUNGLEADERS PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART DIRECTION BY TONY POWELL PHOTOGRAPHED AT MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER www.tony-powell.com MAKEUPARTIST Flaminia Garioni, Luigi Parasmo Salon HAIRSTYLIST Rita Tadros LIGHTINGASSISTANTS Naiffer Romero, Mike Rizzo, Daniel Britt, Carlyle Smith

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MENSWEAR MAVENS 1

PRANAV VORA AND PHILIP SORIANO

FOUNDER AND CEO ; CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE/ OPERATIONS, HUGH AND CRYE

Pranav Vora and Philip Soriano, the duo behind the sleekly tailored shirts you’ve seen on Washington’s most stylish men, are no strangers to hard work. Wharton School graduate Pranav is a former consultant for Fortune 500 companies while Philip earned his chops on the soccer field at American University, after spending the majority of his youth in Germany. Together, they launched Hugh and Crye in 2009.The secret behind the timeless modern feel of their menswear essentials? A sizing system that offers clean lines and fit for each individual. Since its inception, the brand, whose name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to old English refinement, has been featured in GQ, Forbes, Southern Living and American Express’ shop local commercial.

LITTLE-KNOWNFACTABOUT PRANAV In 2008, I directed a short film on super 16 mm in one continuous shot, on a moving bus... in Mumbai, India. The film went on to premiere alongside “Slumdog Millionaire” at a film festival in New York City. Amazing experience all around. MOTTO/QUOTEPRANAVLIVESBY If you’re so lucky to be inspired, you owe it to yourself to do something about it.

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PHILIP’SFAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE We’ve had a close relationship with Martha’s Outfitters since the day we opened our doors. Aside from the many hours we’ve volunteered, we have an ongoing promotion that gives a customer 10 percent off their order when they donate their gently-worn, ill-fitting shirts. We then donate the shirts on their behalf to Martha’s Outfitters. PHILIP’SFAVORITEAPP Google Voice. It allows me to call my parents in Germany for 2 cents a minute.

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THE LEGACIES 2

NICHOLAS CAFRITZ

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CROSSFIRE STRATEGIES

During the day, this born-and-raised Washingtonian is a mild-mannered business exec, helping high-profile clients protect their reputations. Come nightfall, Nick swaps his monkey suit for a pair of headphones and a turntable as alter ego DJ Chest Rockwell. You may have bobbed to his tunes at nightclubs around the world, in New York City and right here in the District. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION I’m really original ... Get back in shape. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE My mother has been on the board of the Washington Ballet for years and I have become involved as a result. I never miss a show (or a party). What’s truly amazing is the community outreach and inner-city dance programs they run through THEARC. This has been a great boon to the kids of this city who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming a dancer.

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, RK PRODUCTIONS

This scion of one of Washington’s most philanthropic families has his eye on topping the Neilsen’s one day as an executive producer and showrunner. Matthew’s racked up credits on programs for National Geographic and The History Channel for Half Yard Productions (the company behind “The Real Housewives of D.C.” and TLC fave “Say Yes to the Dress”). Recently, he wrangled talent for no less than four inauguration balls through RK Productions. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION This year if there’s something I want to change, don’t wait until New Year’s to do it. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Woodley House FAVORITEAPP Egg dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I haven’t watched “Game of Thrones” yet

JAMESALEFANTIS Owner, Buck’s Fishing and Camping, Comet Ping Pong; President, Transformer Gallery

DEVINANDERSON Senior Program Associate, NationalCoalition on Black Participation

IMANBINTAL-HUSSEIN Princess of Jordan Student, American University

MICHAELANDREWS Owner/Founder, Michael Andrews Bespoke

ANIELLOALIOTO Political Director, Progress Now

RONITAVNI Founder/Executive Director, Just Vision

GRANTALLEN Vice President, ABB Technology ABEERAL-OTAIBA Wife of UAE Ambassador JUSTINAMASH U.S. Congressman (R-Mich.)

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CARLABABB International Broadcaster, Voice of America MOIRABAGLEY Communications Director, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

LUCASBAIANO Executive Producer/ Director, WeRPolitics

KIRABATES Founder and Principal, MacKenzie Public Relations

KATHERINEKALLINIS BERMAN Co-founder, Georgetwon Cupcake

BRANDONBANKS Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins

STEPHANIEBAUCUS Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Perennial Strategy Group

KIRSTENBERSET Sports Anchor/Reporter, WUSA9 News

KENDRABARKER Press Secretary to the Vice President NATASHABARRETT Anchor, WJLA-TV VINODABASNAYAKE International Associate, Patton Boggs LLP; Co-founder, Night Life Agency Group Inc. AARONBATALION CTO/Co-Founder, LivingSocial

BRADLEYBEYCHOK EVP, Media Matters

CHADBAUMAN Deputy Director, Arena Stage KATIEBEIRNE Staff Director, Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center CARMENBERKLEY Executive Director, Generational Alliance

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ASHLEYBOALCH Miss DC 2011 JQUINNBRADLEE Author and Filmmaker LESLIEBRADSHAW Chief Operating Officer, Stealth Startup

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THE TRAILBLAZER 4

ANNA LEFER KUHN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ARCA FOUNDATION

During Anna’s tenure at the Arca Foundation (which works to advance social justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad) she turned its attention to the economic crisis, promoting the engagement of citizens in Wall Street accountability as a means to advance a more equitable economy and just democracy. This Wesleyan grad is on the steering committee of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, and chairwoman of the advisory board of the Youth Engagement Fund, a project she launched with the Democracy Alliance in 2008. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in Washington with her architecthusband and pre-school-aged twins. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION Don’t sweat the small things. FAVORITEAPP PRX: Public Radio Exchange. I’m a throwback, public radio groupie. FUNFACT Before we turned our Petworth backyard into a playground for our kids, my husband and I had a very successful run as urban farmers growing everything from tomatoes and jalapenos to peanuts (unsuccessfully) and hops, that my husband used in his home brew IPA. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTON SPOT A Literri, an old-school Italian wholesale market in the warehouse district of northeast Washington,D.C. Outstanding Italian sandwiches, olives and wine.

FRITZBROGAN Co-owner, Mason Inn and President, The Capital Club

CHAKABURGESS Director Global Government Affairs, Amgen

ZACHCARTER Senior Political Economy Reporter, The Huffington Post

TERESACHANG International Campaign Coordinator, U.S.A.S.

MATTHEWBRONCZEK President, Federal Home

MATTBUTLER CEO, Media Matters

CRAVENRANDALLCASPER Principal, Clarion Partners

WILLIAMTBRAWNERJR Partner, Public New York City

ASHLEYTAYLORBRONCZEK Founder/CEO, The WEAR Project

DAVIDCATANESE Reporter, Politico

NICOLEBRENER-SCHMITZ Federal Political and Field Director, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

AUSTINBRYAN Director of Sales, Ping Tone Communications

NICHOLASCAFRITZ Director Business Development, Crossfire Strategies

KEOCHEA Outreach and Engagement Associate, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

ERICBRAVERMAN Partner, McKinsey & Co. GRETABRAWNER Journal Host and Senior Producer, C-SPAN’s Washington

LEEBRENNER Founding Principal, FastFWD Group/Publisher and Co-Founder, Hypervocal

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MATTHEWCAFRITZJR Production Assistant, RK Productions

GREGORYCENDENA Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

WILLBYRNE Executive Director, Groundswell

NICHOLASCAMBATA Co-Founder, 8112 Studios

DREWCHAFETZ CEO/Co-Founder, Love.fútbol

EVANBURFIELD Chairman/Founder, Synteractive

ANDRECARSON U.S. Congressman (D-Ind.)

TOBYCHAUDHURY Co-founder/CSO SocialxDesign and Strategic Communications Consultant, White House Initatives

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GEORGECHOPIVSKYIII Vice President, Development, Simpson Housing LLLP CLARABRILLEMBOURG CHOPIVSKY Associate, Foley Hoag LLP KARIMCHROBOG Producer/Owner, Tangier Pictures

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NEXT-GEN FEMINIST 5

SHAUNNA THOMAS

CO-FOUNDER, ULTRAVIOLET

This Los Angeles transplant has been championing progressive causes since the 2004 presidential election. Since then she has worked with Young People For (an arm of People for the American Way), P Street Project and the Progressive Congress. Her most recent work as co-founder, with partner Nita Chaudhury, of the women’s rights organization UltraViolet is chipping away at what some call “the war on women.” UltraViolet has been an influential voice in the fight to preserve women’s reproductive rights and campaign to defeat politicians with extremist views. It has also lobbied to encourage advertisers to discontinue their support of controversial right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh and called for women moderators in the 2012 presidential election debates. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION Get involved in local politics. I just moved back and I want to get involved in my community. FAVORITEAPP I have two I can’t live without. CongressPlus is an expensive app but it puts all the congressional office info at your fingertips. A must if you do any work on the Hill. RunPee tells you exactly when you can go pee during a movie and gives you a synopsis of what you missed. It’s the best thing ever. LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I’ve been to over 1,000 baseball games but I couldn’t tell you what RBI stands for. I go for the Dodger dogs. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT If you’ve never been to the National Arboretum, you’re missing out. My boyfriend took me there and everything from the dogwoods to the bonzai gardens are spectacular. No one was there when I went and it felt like a private forest. A must if you have friends coming in, especially if they live in a big city.

MICHAELCOE COO/EVP, Government Relations, Hawthorn Group L.C.

DANIELLECRUTCHFIELD Director of Scheduling, Office of the President

BRADDAYSPRING Political Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

ELBRIDGECOLBY Analyst, CAN

BENCUNIS Artistic Associate, Synetic Theatre

TIMCONLON Director of Media Arts at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

MONIQUECURRIE Forward, Washington Mystics

TARADENICOLAS Executive Director, Fashion for Paws, Washington Humane Society

JENCONSALVO COO/Co-editor, TECH Cocktail RORYCOOPER Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives RACHELCOTHRAN Public Relations, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Editor, ProjectBeltway.com

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JAKECUSACK Co-founder, Cross Boundary BROOKEDALEY Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP KATEDAMON Owner, Kaze Design

RENAUDDEVIELCASTEL General Manager,Veolia Transportation On Demand. ANAISDEVIELCASTEL Public Relations and Fashion Consultant JOAQUINCASTRO U.S. Congressman (D-Texas) MATTHEWCORGAN CEO, Hotpads.com

LAURENTDESBOIS Correspondent, France 2 Television SAMANTHADEZUR Vice President of Communication, Education Finance Council MICHAELDOVE Co-founder/Artistic Director, The Forum Theatre MARKDRAPEAU Director of Innovative Social Engagement, Microsoft

JOSHEARNEST Deputy Press Secretary, The White House MAXENGLING Staff Assistant, Committee on House Administration JONEDWARDS Senior Consultant, Blue Canopy

JEFFDUFOUR Editor, UrbanDaddy DC

JULIAEISMAN Digital Health and Public Affairs Strategist/New Media Communications Director, HHS

BENDUNHAM Legislative Director, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

RENEEEISMAN Director of Public Relations, Park Hyatt Washington

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TECH ACTIVIST 6

ERICA WILLIAMS

SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGIST AND APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S GLOBAL AGENDA COUNCIL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

A proud Washington-area native, Erica’s passion is to help leaders and businesses change a changing world. Through content development, cause campaign consulting, coaching and training, she breaks down the theory and practice of what it takes to create social impact in today’s diverse, youthful, technology-driven world. Her expertise emanates from nearly a decade of work with some of America’s largest nonprofits and businesses, such as the Aspen Institute and Coca Cola, utilizing technology, political organizing, coaching and campaign design. She also co-founded Progress 2050, a project of the Center for American Progress that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTDuring my “free time” in college, I also trained to be both an aesthetician and real estate agent. I can sell you a house and give you a great Aveda facial. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Amazing free performances every day MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “Leap and the net will appear.” (John Burroughs) FUNFACT I learned how to swim in 2012

EBONGEKA President, Ericorp Consulting, Inc.

RONANFARROW Writer/human rights attorney

SCOTTFLETCHER Founder/Principal, Tier 10 Marketing

RUIGARCIA CEO, Acuity Inc.

LINDSAYELLENBOGEN Founder, Sara Start Fund

ABBYFENTON Director of Community Relations ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8

DANIELLAFOSTER Chief of Staff, Office of Emerging Democracies, Department of State

MATTHEWGARDINER Associate Artistic Director, Signature Theatre

ALEXFIELD Management Consultant, Agensys Corp.

ADAMFRANKEL Senior Presidential Speechwriter, White House Office of Communications

LISAELLMAN Chief Counselor for the Open Government Partnership and Counselor to the Administrator at OIRA, OMB, The White House MARKHAMERICKSON Director, Open Internet Coalition

GUYFILIPPELLI Chairman, Berico Technologies

ALISONFAIRBANKS Director, Public Trust Project

MEREDITHFINEMAN Founder/Principal, Finepoint

BRIANFALLON Communications Director, DPCC/Sen. Chuck Schumer

ANNAFINK Senior Program Officer, The New World Foundation

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JUDITHFREEMAN Co-founder/Executive Director, New Organizing Institute TREVORFROST Photographer, National Geographic JAMES“TRIPP”FUSSELL Principal, Fish & Richardson

PATRICKGAVIN Staff Writer, Politico LISAGILBERT Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch MARKGILLESPIE Artistic Manager,YOA Orchestra of the Americas SHANAGLICKFIELD Partner, Beekeeper Group; Online Community Director, www.NextGenWeb.org

BECCAGLOVERWATKINS Deputy Communications Director, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives ANGIEGOFF Anchor/Reporter, NBCUniversal (WRC) JONICEGRAYTUCKER Partner, BuckleySandler ADAMGREEN Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee MORGANGREENHOUSE Founder, The verdeHOUSE LLC

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HILL CLIMBER 7

CAROLYN AMIRPASHAIE KING

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, REP. RANDY FORBES

Carolyn is now a Washingtonian through and through. Born and raised in Woodbridge,Va., she ventured across the border to attend St. Mary’s College in Maryland and spent her days in the District interning for her current boss. She says she is proud to work for a member of Congress who is ethical, exhibits deep convictions, strongly supports our Armed Forces and veterans, and who is fiscally responsible.When she’s not helping to look after our wounded warriors, she can be found kicking a soccer ball around in Arlington or Fairfax where she competes in two soccer leagues. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To finish up projects around the house. I recently bought a house with my husband and have been working on small upgrades. BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN My wedding on August 11, 2012 at Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia. It was the best day of my life and the most fun I’ve had! WHATMOTTODOYOULIVEBY The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The top of the Old Post Office Pavilion. The bell tower offers a really cool vantage point from which to view the city, and not many people know about it; oftentimes you might be the only person up there, which gives you the opportunity to take in the city all on your own. It’s a great place to put D.C. in perspective.

HILARYGRIDLEY Digital Marketing Coordinator, Ocean Conservancy ROBERTGRIFFINIII Rookie Quarterback, Redskins RYANGRIM Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post FRANKGRUBER Founder/CEO TechCocktail.com KRISTINGUITER Communications, Public Relations, Marketing Expert CARLOSGUTIERREZJR Associate, Clark Hill

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ERIKAGUTIERREZ Founder/President, epgPR, LLC

DAWNHALFAKER President/CEO, Halfaker & Assoc.

KARINAGUTTIERREZ Associate, epgPR, LLC

BLAKEHALL CEO, Troopswap

INDIVARDUTTAGUPTA Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

PETERHAMBY Political Correspondent, CNN

BRANDONHADLEY Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

ALLISONLONGHARDY Artist

LTMICHAELHAFT Lietutenant, U.S. Marine Corps

CHANELLEHARDY SVP of Policy for the National Urban League/Executive Director, National Urban League Policy Institute

ANDREAHAILEY Consultant

BRYCEHARPER Star rookie, Washington Nationals

DANNIAHAKKI Co-founder, MoKi Media

KRISHART Owner/Founder, Relaxed Tans and FoBoGro; President, Washington Circle Buisness Association ROYHELU Running Back, Washington Redskins JAMESHENRY President, Teavine Inc. JUSTINHERMAN Director of Federal Social Media, The Center for Excellence in Digital Government at GSA LAURENHICKEY Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State LIESLHICKEY Executive Director, NRCC

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ILYSEHOGUE President, NARAL Pro Choice America FRANCESHOLUBA National Security Staff, The White House ALEXHORNBROOK Director of Scheduling, Office of the Vice President KAMBIZHOSSEINI Host and Writer,Voice of America GREGHOUSTON Vice President, The Meridian International Center CHINYEREHUBBARD Vice President of Marketing, Events DC

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RISING STAR 8

MAX ENGLING

STAFF ASSISTANT, COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

You may recognize this Hill staffer from a Kohl’s ad or Subway commercial since the political newcomer spent three years as a model in the fashion industry. He left the field in 2011 to pursue a career in which he could use the political science degree he earned from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After wetting his feet as an intern he has been rising in the ranks ever since. Now, he’s organizing lecture series and bringing major names to advise interns on their budding careers. In his spare time, Engling and his wife volunteer for several charities aiding orphans, combating slavery and human rights abuses and working to end sexual exploitation. FAVORITEAPP Drudge Report and ESPN’s SportsCenter FUNFACT I have worked with AIDS orphans and children in distress in both Ukraine and South Africa. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTON SPOT Theodore Roosevelt Island or Great Falls Park in Virginia

WINHUFFMAN Chairman, Emeritus, Capital Club NICHOLASHUNTER Vice President, Pounds Properties SHININOUYE Director, Specialty Media LGBT, The White House

BRIANMARSHALLJOHNSON Federal Tax Lobbyist and Blogger

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GOLDYKAMALI Founder/CEO, FedScoop OLIVIERKAMANDA Associate, White and Case

MYRIAHJAWORSKI Associate, Phillips Lytle LLP

ASHLEYJONES Chief of Staff, Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)

JONATHANJORDAN Principal Dancer, The Washington Ballet

CASSIDYKARAKORN Associate Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign; DJ SAMKASS Assistant Chef, White House; Senior Policy Advisor, Healthy Food Initiatives CODYSTEPHENKEENAN Special Assistant to the President Deputy Director of Speechwriting

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BRIANNAKEILAR White House Correspondent, CNN JOSEPHPKENNEDYIII U.S. Congressman (D-Mass.) SANDROKERESELIDZE Co-founder, Art Soiree LINDSAYKIN Executive Director of Business Development, Luke’s Wings EZRAKLEIN Reporter/Columnist, The Washington Post ALBERTKLEINE Senior Economics Researcher, Media Matters

ERIKKAKNUTI Vice President of Public Affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations

MARIATERESAKUMAR Founding Executive Director,Voto Latino

JULIEKOHLER EVP/COO, Democracy Alliance

MICHELLEKWAN Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, State Department

CARINEKRAWIEC Owner, Carine’s Bridal Atelier MATTHEWKROENIG Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University JACKIEKUCINICH Politics Writer, USA Today ANNALEFFERKUHN Executive Director, Arca Foundation

CHRISTINALAGDAMEO Deputy Director, White House Initiatives on AAPIs SOPHIELAMONTAGNE Co-founder, Georgetown Cupcake NOELANDINI Co-owner, Landini Bros. Restaurant, and Owner, CXIII Rex and The Fish Market

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FINANCIAL GLAMAZON 9

SAMANTHA DEZUR

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS, EDUCATION FINANCE COUNCIL

Growing up in Oshkosh, Wis., Samantha dreamed of something bigger, which led her to the Big Apple when she was 21. She landed an internship at Marie Claire that was documented as a reality show. Despite her 15 minutes of fame, she quickly learned the fashion world was not for her and that she wanted a career where she could affect change. Her next stop was Washington where she got a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown. Now, Samantha is playing a leading role in shaping the Education Finance Council’s advocacy strategy on higher education and finance issues. When she’s not busy analyzing key congressional, regulatory, political and economic issues, she can be spotted at her favorite District haunt:The Columbia Room. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation because my younger brother has type 1 diabetes LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I was on a reality show on the Style network called “Running in Heels.” MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” (Audrey Hepburn)

SARALANGE Public Relations Manager, Neiman Marcus KARIMLATEEF Trade Development Director Charmer Sunbelt Group/Diageo North America MATTLAUER Partner, Qorvis Communications LLC EDDIELEE Co-founder, Jubilee Project BECKYLEE Executive Director Founder, Becky’s Fund PUMLEFEBURE Co-founding Partner/Creative Director, Design Army

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JAKELEFEBURE CEO/Co-founder, Design Army SVETLANALEGETIC Co-founder BrightestYoungThings KEITHLEMER President, Wellnet Healthcare Group ZACHLEONSIS Manager, Business and Development, Monumental Sports & Entertainment JEFFREYLERNER Political Director, DNC RACHELLERNER SVP of Community Relations, J Street ALEXISLEVINE Founder/Innovation Officer, Savvy Media

PAULLINDSAY Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

VIOLETTAMARKELOU Photographer,Visual Artist

SOMMERMATHIS Editor, Atlantic Cities

KRISTENLODAL Co-founder/CEO, LIFT

KOURIMARSHALL Campaign Manager, Anita Bonds for DC Council

ASHINDIMAXTON Director Political Partnership Programs, SEIU International

LINDSEYMASK Founder/CEO, Ladies America and Mask Media Co.

RICHARDMCADAMS Manager of Major Gifts, Heritage Foundation

JACLYNMASON Owner, Charm Georgetown

AMBERMCDONALD Associate, Baker & Mill; Founder, The Kindness Collective

LTORIANAMASTRO Asst. Tenured Professor, Edwin Walsh School of Foreign Service, Strategic Analyst, Department of Defense

TOMMYMCFLY DJ/Radio Host, 94.7 Fresh FM

LARHONDALOMBARDI Sports marketing professional RAFAELMENDESLOUREIRO Foreign Associate, Hogan & Hartson LLC ANNIELOWREY Economic Policy Correspondent, The New York Times SARAHMARGON Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

ALYSSAMASTROMONACO Deputy Chief of Staff, The White House

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THE ADVOCATE 10

RACHEL LERNER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, J STREET

After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature from SUNY Binghamton, Rachel has spent her professional career working with Jewish-based organizations — not too surprising since her master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School is taken into account. Prior to moving to Washington to work for J Street four years ago, she spent over a year in Canada working as the director of strategic community planning initiatives for the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., she also worked for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in New York City. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Bread for the City. I focus a good deal of my time and energy on change in the Middle East, but I think it’s important to give locally. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The National Museum of Women in the Arts. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I lived here over three years before discovering it. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, over-thinking it. You have to go down the chute.” (Tina Fey) BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN That’s easy. The J Street 2012 Conference and Gala Dinner. Engaging with 2,500 pro-Israel pro-peace leaders and activists from the U.S. and the Middle East has kept me energized all year.

TARAMCGUINNESS Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund; SVP Communications, Center for American Progress

MARIKAMEYER Marika Meyer Interiors

BRITTMCHENRY Sports Anchor/Reporter, ABC 7/WJLA-TV

KATEMICHAEL President, K Street Kate LLC

PATRICKMCHENRY U.S. Congressman (R-N.C.) SPIKEMENDELSOHN Restaurateur, Good Stuff Eatery and We, the Pizza

TIMMILLER Deputy Communications Director, RNC ALEXMILLS Actor, Synetic Theater

ELAINEMENSAH Founder/Fashion Director, SVELTE LLC

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SETHMESSNER Attorney, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

JEFFMILLS Executive Director, Food Service, D.C. Public Schools

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DIANAMINSHALL Realtor, TTR Sotheby’s

CHRISMOODY Political Reporter,Yahoo! News

KONRADNG Director, Smithsonian APA Program

JENMISHORY Deputy Director,Young Invincibles

CORISUEMORRIS Speechwriter, Dept. of Energy Co-Founder, Bitches Who Brunch

PAULNITZE Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

PATRICKMURPHY U.S. Congressman (D-Fla.)

ORANWABUEZE Owner, The Dunes

CHRISMURPHY U.S. Senator (D-Conn.)

CARLOSODIO Director of Special Projects, New Organization Institute

NAVROOPMITTER CEO/Co-Founder at Gryphn AFSHINMOLAVI Senior Advisor, Global Geo Political Risk, Oxford Analytica JOHNNYMONIS Restaurateur, Komi and Little Serow MICHAELMONROE Chief of Staff, BCTD, AFL-CIO DANIELLEMOODIE-MILLS Director Eduction Policy, National Wildlife Federation

DAVIDMUSE Artistic Director, Studio Theatre DEEJAYNEEKOLA DJ, Music Producer JAREDNELSON Company Dancer, Washington Ballet

ANNEOLAIMEY Director of Office Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce MAGGIEO’NEILL Owner, O’Neill Studios LLC

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INTERNATIONAL CRUSADER 11

MARK V. VLASIC

SENIOR FELLOW AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY/PRINCIPAL, MADISON LAW & STRATEGY GROUP PLLC

The politically oppressed have no better ally than this Southern California native, who has worked on international teams to prosecute accused war criminals like Slobodan Milosevic and to recover assets stolen from developing countries under the U.N.’s stAR initiative. It’s no surprise that Mark’s bona fides run long: Fulbright scholar, White House fellow, Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service recipient, Army Commendation Medal recipient and membership on multiple international and national security boards, just to name a few. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Humanity in Action, Luke’s Wings, Atlas Service Corps, Fulbright Association, White House Fellows Foundation, the Special Operations Fund, Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, Lantos Foundation/FDR International Disability Rights Award FAVORITEAPP GoogleMaps LITTLE-KNOWNFACT Spent a year backpacking around the world between college and law school MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT Local 16 roof deck for brunch MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” (T. E. Lawrence) BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN New Year’s Eve in St. Bart’s, at the Yacht Club, and every sunset party at HulaHula

BRIANORAKPO Defensive End, Washington Redskins GINAORMAND Campaign Services Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee LAURAO’SHAUGHNESSY CEO, SocialCode TIMO’SHAUGHNESSY Founder/CEO Living Social ALEXOVECHKIN NHL Left Wing, Washington Capitals; Founder, Crazy Eights JOHNPACHECO Director, C&M International

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CHARLIEPARET Managing Director at Paxton Stuart LLC Co-founder, The Sundance Collective and DC Entrepreneurs Week TOMPERRIELLO President/CEO, Center for American Progress Action

ERICHPICA President, Friends of the Earth ROBERTPILON Chief Development Officer, The ONE Campaign ADAPOLLA Founder/CEO, Alchimie Forever

JENPSAKI Chief Spokeswoman, Secretary of State John Kerry

ROLANDREYNOLDS Managing Director, Industry Venture LLC

GAUTAMRAGHAVAN Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

BENRHODES Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, The White House

OSCARRAMIREZ Principal, Podesta Group

MELANIEPETIT Management Consultant, PwC Consulting

OMARPOPAL Co-owner, Cafe Bonaparte Napoleon/Malmaison

DANPFEIFFER Communications Director, The White House

MICHAELLEEPOPE Author/Reporter, NPR

STEPHANIEVALENCIA RAMIREZ Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

DREWPORTFIELD Curator/Director, LongView Gallery

EZRAREESE Partner, Perkins Coie

MACONPHILLIPS Director of Digital Strategy, White House Office of Communications

STEVERESSLER Founder/President, GovLoop

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KARENRICHARDSON Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement SEBASTIANRIVERA Senior Loan Officer, Potomac Mortgage Group JOSEPHROBERTIII Board of Directors, Fight for Children; Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

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DANIELLA FOSTER

CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE SECRETARY FOR CIVIL SOCIETY AND EMERGING DEMOCRACIES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

This L.A. native helps strengthen emerging democracies and civil societies worldwide through her work at the U.S. Department of State. She formerly worked in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and played a pivotal role in launching the bureau’s public-private partnership initiative. Off the clock, Daniella pounds the pavement with the Georgetown Alumni Triathlon Training Team, which she founded, or mentors community college students through Emergent Leaders Network, a nonprofit she recently co-founded. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION While I was in China I saw an amazing aerial acrobatic performance, where acrobats hang from a special fabric. I’ve been inspired to try it. Now that classes are offered in D.C., I have no excuse not to. FAVORITEAPP I’m a fan of RunKeeper. It tracks the mileage you run, gives a verbal readout when you’ve hit specific mile marks, and keeps track of your best times. It’s like having a mobile personal trainer. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTI’ve done a triathlon on my birthday for the past three years.

NICOLERODGERS Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Role/Reboot; Branding/ Marketing Strategist/Instigator of Culture Change

KARIMSADJADPOUR Associate, Carnegie Endowment

LEOSCHMID Editor, Thrillist

VICTORSANCHEZ President, US Student Association

AARONSCHOCK U.S. Congressman (R-Ill.)

SCOTTRODGERS Chief Creative Officer/Partner, Tier 10 Marketing

JAYNESANDMAN Director, BrandlinkDC

NIKKISCHWAB Yeas & Nays Columnist, Washington Examiner

ALICIARODRIGUES Marketing Director, The Jefferson Hotel ALLYNROSE Miss DC 2012 KIMROSENBERG Co-founder, Mixology Inc. LUKERUSSERT Reporter, NBC News

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MICHAELSAPIENZA Executive Director, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation ADAMSARVANA Communications Director for Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)/ Communications lead for Congressional Progressive Caucus BRIANSCHATZ U.S. Senator (D-Hawaii)

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SHELDONSCOTT General Manager, Marvin JANASEDLAKOVA Self-Help Coach, Business Development Specialist and Model RYANSEELBACH Principle Owner, The Huxley RACHELSERGI Beverage Director, Hanks on the Hill

NICKSHAPIRO Special Assistant to the Homeland Security Advisor

ALEXSKATELL Media Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

MUNASHIKAKI Correspondent, Al Arabiya

BILLYSLOAN Corporate Attorney/Partner, Latham Watkins

ARASHSHIRAZI Founder and President, Bullitt Bookings ALEXSHRIVER Chairman of the National College Republican Committee CYNEESIMPSON Reporter, WJLA/ABC-7 KYRSTENSINEMA U.S. Congresswoman (D-Ariz.)

AMOSSNEAD Principle, Story Partners; Founder Famous DC DOUGLASSONDERS Photographer/Co founder, 8112 Studios ANNAMSOELLNER Vicec President, Communications, Motion Picture Association of America

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FRANCES HOLUBA

NATIONAL SECURITY STAFF, THE WHITE HOUSE

Few 24-year-olds run around Washington with a security clearance, but this New Jersey native is on that short list. A UVA graduate, Frances started working at the White House as an intern in the office of the press secretary straight out of college and joined the national security staff a year and a half ago. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTIONHike the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu in 2013 FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSEBecky’s Fund and One Love Foundation. I was friends with Yeardley Love and her memory drive me to work hard in the field of domestic and dating violence, particularly in redefining the imbalance of power and control associated with athletics. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTABOUTYOUI’m an adrenaline junky — bungee jumping, snowboarding, skydiving, whitewater rafting, you name it and I’ll go. I just booked a plane ticket to New Zealand and Australia to go backpacking in March.

PAMELASORENSEN Founder, Pamela’s Punch

KARINTANABE Author, “The List”

PHILIPSORIANO Customer Experience Operations, Hugh and Crye

KATHERINETARBOX Writer

RYANSPARKS Founder and CEO, Sparks Consulting GEORGETTESPANJICH Manager of Government Relations, ML Strategies

JOSIETAYLOR Marketing Specialist, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center NEISHATAYLOR Director of Business Development, The Webster Group

MATTHEWSPENCE Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense For Middle East Policy, US Department of Defense

STEVETAYLOR Principl Software Engineer, Invincea Inc.

GREGSTAMAS Associate, The Carlyle Group

HOLLYTHOMAS D.C. Editor, Refinery 29

MICHAELSTEEL Press Secretary, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)

JESSETHOMAS Founder/CEO, JESS3

SALLYSTEPONKUS Sally Steponkus Interiors CLARKSTEVENS Assistant Press Secretary, The White House DORIANSULLIVAN Group Account Supervisor, Red Peg Marketing JESSESUSKIN Public Affairs Manager, Google

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SHAUNNATHOMAS Founder, UltraViolet AURETATHOMOLLARI President, D&A Luxury Consulting JOHNTHORNLEY Lead Singer, US Royalty PAULTHORNLEY Guitarist, US Royalty ERINTHORNTON Executive Director, Every Mother Counts

NICOLETICHON Executive Director, Tax Justice Network USA

ERICAWILLIAMS CEO Foolish Life Ventures

JESSYTOLKAN Consultant

DAVIDWILLIAMSON Financial Analyst/Editor, The Motley Fool

ELLIOTTOTAH President Oxbridge Development CHRISVIESON Deputy Director of Floor Operations for Eric Cantor MARKVLASIC Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown PRANAVVORA Founder, CEO Hugh and Crye AMELIAWANG Chief of Staff, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) JONWARD Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post WILLIAM“PEPPER”WATKINS Special Projects Manager, The National Trust for Historic Preservation PAULWHARTON TV Host of Paul Wharton Style on the CW CHRISTINAWILKIE Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

JESSICAWRIGHT Director of Scheduling, The White House WARRENWRIGHT Military fellow in Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office

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PATTYWU International Policy Consultant Director, C&M International

think should be on next year’s Young and The Guest List,

STEPHANIEYOUNG National Press Secretary, Office of the Democratic Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer

email editorial@washingtonlife. com. Include the person’s full name, occupation, age and a brief description about why

URIZAKI USA Director, B’Tselem

they should be on the list.

MICHAELZAMORE Chief of Staff, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) RYANZIMMERMAN Third Baseman, Washington Nationals IVORYZORICH Special Events Director, Motion Picture Association of America

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SNAPSHOTS EXECUTIVEPRODUCERPergrin Pervez PHOTOGRAPHER&CREATIVE DIRECTORBobby Bruderle HAIRSTYLISTSirrani Hair LOCATION M-st.udio Georgetown (3207 M Street, NW)

VIDEOGRAPHERAlexis Fedorov SEETHEBEHIND-THE-SCENESVIDEOON WWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

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hile many of the nation’s top video producers went to film school and now live either in New York or Los Angeles, Nicholas Cambata went to American University, majored in business management, and lives in D.C. The self-taught film and video producer founded 8112 Studios, a full-service film production company based in DC. A hands-on kind of guy, Cambata as director has worked with everyone from the Federal government to Lady Gaga. He’s also shot commercials for Acura and directed music videos and commercials for 50 Cent and Mya among others. Nicholas recently co-hosted and produced a show on one-off automobiles, which allowed him an exclusive look into Jay Leno’s garage.

NICHOLASCAMBATA Film director/co-founder, 8112 Studios FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE Stop Modern Slavery (combating human trafficking) FAVORITE APP Mobli (the best parts of Twitter and Instagram combined) LITTLE-KNOWN FACT I’m getting my pilot’s license so I can start flying myself around when I need to go somewhere. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.” (William Blake) FUNFACTI’m a worldwide hot dog connoisseur. The best are Sibylla from Sweden.

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RYANGRIMSCRIBE Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post If you’re like many Washingtonians, you can’t get enough of the HuffPost Hill, a late-day wrap-up of Capitol Hill news delivered daily to reader’s inboxes via email. Ryan and a couple of his fellow HuffPo colleagues get to turn their wits loose there, wrapping up otherwise staid political news in a humorous bow. It’s a refreshing side of the serious reporting one normally sees from this award-winning reporter, whose clips weigh more heavily toward investigative pieces and hard news as seen in City Paper, Mother Jones and The Politico. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Law Enforcement Against Prohibition/drug legalization LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I exist MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT Congress MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “May the bridges I burn light the way.”

LINDSEYMASKADVOCATE Founder and CEO, Ladies America Though many know Lindsey as the power-suit with big ideas behind Ladies DC, now Ladies America, a grassroots organization that empowers women to succeed both professionally and personally, you may not know that she loves science and philosophy, is already a great aunt and recently went on a mission trip to Haiti. It’s this renaissance attitude that she tries to inspire in others, whether as co-founder of DC Entrepreneurship Week or on the board of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTThere are probably quite a few “little known facts” about me, but I will just toss out a few: I am a 22-year vegetarian, have been engaged twice, and I haven’t had a television for three years now. FAVORITEAPP I would have to say any and all of the car service apps, because when you need a ride in a pinch, nothing helps like an Uber, Taxi Magic, Hitch or myTaxi. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY“Get up, be amazing, go back to bed.”

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INDIVARDUTTA-GUPTAECONOMICEQUALIZER Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities This University of Chicago grad and 2004 Harry S. Truman Scholar came to America with his family from India when he was just 3 years old. Today, Indivar works on behalf of the nation’s poor. As a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, his work left an indelible imprint on social policies that affect low-income families. While consulting for the Center for American Progress, he co-authored a paper that dared to develop a workable plan to cut poverty in half. When he’s not busy fighting for his favorite cause (see below), he and his wife Shally spend time with their newborn son and plan future travels. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Social justice FAVORITEAPPScoutmob LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I hated vegetables before I became vegetarian for ethical reasons about 11 years ago. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOTFDR Memorial BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN Birth of my son in September!

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TREVORFROSTADVENTURER National Geographic Young Explorer, photographer and filmmaker Trevor has mapped and photographed caves in Central Africa, studied jaguars in Bolivia, and flown a bush plane with explorer Mike Fay across Southeast Alaska and Northern British Columbia to survey the expansion of industrial development into wild areas. His proudest accomplishment to date is the photo book, “The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass,” he produced with renowned author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis. The book was an integral part of a campaign that recently won a ban on all oil and gas development across a one million acre wilderness in Northern British Columbia. Originally from Richmond, Va., his next endeavor is a book that celebrates people from indigenous cultures who navigate the wild corners of the earth using only nature, such as waves, wind and sun as a compass. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To be more reckless FAVORITEAPP Instagram, because it re-ignited my love for photography MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The Library of Congress MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” (T.E. Lawrence)

PATRICIAWUGLOBALBIZWHIZ International Policy Consultant, Director, C&M International This Harvard M.B.A. knows a thing or two about international relations. At C&M, she puts her considerable skill set (she speaks three languages) to good use, helping multinational companies navigate the political and regulatory waters in emerging markets around the world. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts, where she majored in International Relations and Asian Studies then went on to study at both the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Peking University. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTIONTo only speak in Mandarin to my 7-month-old daughter and hone my Tiger Mom skills FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Friends of Penyem, a micro-philanthropy founded by Washington-area friends. Every dollar goes directly to life-changing water projects in West African villages.

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JOHNPACHECOGIVER Director, C&M International Whether engaging his love of music as a volunteer at Adams Morgan’s Sitar Arts Center, co-founding a pre-law mentoring program at Thurgood Marshall Academy or collaborating with USAID on agricultural development in Costa Rica and Guatemala, this 32-year-old, is concerned with one thing: helping others. The Massachusetts-born graduate of Johns Hopkins ‘s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies splits his time between C&M Internaltional, a trade, regulatory policy and investment firm, and Georgetown University, where he serves as an assistant director of liturgical music. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To learn all 30 of J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for piano in 2013 FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE My two little brothers, a freshman and sophomore at Georgetown University. Unfortunately, weekly buffalo wings and pizza are not tax deductible. LITTLE-KNOWN FACT I spend my weekends conducting liturgical music at Georgetown University and occasionally playing piano in Capitol Hill restaurants.

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The Young and the Guest List 2013  

Washington Life Magazine

The Young and the Guest List 2013  

Washington Life Magazine