December 2nd: Washington Business Hall of Fame Gala 2015

 Washington Business Hall of Fame 2015 Laureates TO BE Honored At Annual
BLACK-TIE induction ceremony AND BENEFIT GALA

Proceeds Support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Programs

 The Washington Business Hall of Fame recognizes the professional and philanthropic accomplishments of outstanding business leaders in our region who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Greater Washington.


2015 Hall of Fame laureates include Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman and Salamander Resorts’/Monumental Sports’ Sheila Johnson along with Pepco’s Joe Rigby and John Toups and Scott Wilfong.






The Annual black-tie gala and awards ceremony brings 1,200 business and civic leaders and raises over $1 million annually to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs for K-12 students. This year, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 6:00pm- 9:30pm 

WHERE: National Building Museum, Washington DC



For profiles of this year’s laureates as well as tickets and sponsorship information, please visit

2015 Laureates:

Seth Goldman,  CEO,  Honest Tea 

Sheila C. Johnson, CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Joe Rigby, Chairman & President, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

J. Scott Wilfong, Retired Chairman & CEO, Suntrust Banks

John Toups, Planning Research Corporation (retired)

 Presenting Sponsors

Capital One


Pepco & Exelon



Since 1965, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has inspired the next generation to be financially capable and tenacious, equipped with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Through its proven financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs, taught by a volunteer role model from the community, JA® inspires the next generation to navigate their path to the American Dream. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington impacted the lives of nearly 53,000 students in over 20 counties and independent cities in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia through more than 580,000 instructional hours of in-classroom and after-school programs taught by over 4,000 volunteer role models from the community.

In addition, JA of Greater Washington and its partners provide middle school students a real-world experience of finance and the modern economy through Junior Achievement Finance Parks in Fairfax, Virginia, which opened in 2010 and in Prince George’s County in September 2015, plus a third JA Finance Park slated to open in Montgomery County in 2017. Learn more at


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