GBA Announces New Leaders, Sets New Goals for 2013

Riyad Said of Wells Fargo Advisors.
Riyad Said of Wells Fargo Advisors.

The Wednesday meeting of the Georgetown Business Association saw the election of a new member to its executive board and gave new roles to existing officers.

Riyad Said of Wells Fargo Advisors, previously vice president of the Business Association, will now serve as president. Janine Schoonover of JSWGroup will now serve as vice president. Karen Ohri of Georgetown Floorcoverings will remain in her previous position as treasurer for another year. And Molly Quigley of Clydes Group, the Business Association’s new executive member, will fill the role of secretary.

During the meeting, Schoonover presented a list of goals for the next year. Among these goals are:

  • Taking on more of a lobbying role

  • Increasing benefits to GBA members

  • Getting GBA members involved in the re-zoning of Georgetown and the parking pilot initiative

  • Building upon Georgetown’s sense of community

  • Having GBA become more civically involved and charity oriented

  • Building upon communication between GBA, CAG, BID, ANC and OGB

Schoonover said that she was ultimately “honored and proud to serve with [her] fellow officers and [is] excited for the differences in leadership styles and communication.”

Also, on Dec. 12, the GBA will have its annual holiday meeting at the Dumbarton House. The 2012 GBA annual awards will be presented. These awards include the Jose Pozell Public Safety Award, the Art Schultz Communitarian Award, the Business Person of the Year, the Business of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Georgetown Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and maintaining business in Georgetown. Their two principle goals are to “connect Georgetown businesses with potential customers, other businesses and Georgetown/DC leadership” and “advocate on behalf of the Georgetown businesses and professionals.”

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