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Leadership Arlington Graduates 36

Leadership Arlington celebrated the graduation of the second Young Professionals Program class, completing a four-month leadership development program. Thirty-six emerging leaders from across the D.C. metro region join Leadership Arlington's 800 members representing 500 organizations.

The Jan. 25 graduation ceremony was held at Marymount University's Ballston Campus with over 100 friends and family attending. Michael Foster, principal and owner at MTFA Architecture and chair-elect of Leadership Arlington's Board of Regents spoke to the class in a keynote address. The class elected Sarah Morse, volunteer & special events coordinator at A-SPAN and Carlton Crockett, director of distribution at AFAC as speakers to represent the Class of 2012.

Throughout this program, class members heard from a variety of key players in Arlington County's business, nonprofit and public sectors. They participated in a panel discussion with leaders of the Founder's Square Project, toured the Arlington County Jail, and shared their "vision for the community" with County Board Chair Mary Hynes and County Board Member Jay Fisette.

For information on how to apply for Leadership Arlington's Young Professionals Class of 2013, visit www.LeadershipArlington.org or call its office at 703-528-2522.

The graduates included:

Sara Allen, Waterstone Consulting LLC

Stephanie Berman, The Reading Connection

Jennifer Bodie, The George Washington University

Julie Burgess, Arlington County Fire Department

Chris Caravelli, Cardinal Construction & Management

Amy Beth Connick, Virginia Hospital Center

Kyle Cook, Vangent

Sam Coombs, Bill of Rights InstituteCarl Crockett, Arlington Food Assistance Center

Jordan Crouse, BE&K Building Group

Cliff Cummings, Cummings and Associates, Inc.

Casey Etzel, Marymount University

Cole Fazenbaker, Arlington County Government, Library Department

Michael Giles, Burke & Herbert Bank

Gina Grantham, Washington Workplace

homas Henry, Johnston McLamb, A CRGT Company

Patrick Ingram, Advance Car Rental Inc

April Johnson, AHC, Inc.

Natalie Kent, System Planning Corporation

Maxwell Kruger, Deloitte

Megan Lake, Bean Creative

Cory Lipman, New York Life

PJ Maierhofer, SRA International

Randi Milton, The Liberty Tavern

S

arah Morse, A-SPAN

Carlos Navarrete, BB&T

Marissa Rauner, Northrop Grumman

Jenna Ryckebusch, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Catherine Saadat, Thompson, Greenspon & Co.

Josh Sacks, Pariveda Solutions

Lauren Schuette, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Nicole Varma, Break The Cycle

Liliana Vedia, Marymount University

Stephen Vu, SRA International

Latrice Witcher, Center City Public Charter School

Justin Wortman, Venable LLP.