Washingtonian Announces 2019 Washingtonians of The Year

Vanessa McDonald
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2019)– Washingtonian has announced its 48th annual Washingtonians of the Year list that highlights 11 locals who are using their experience, smarts, and creativity to help the wider DMV region. The list is now live on Washingtonian.com and will appear in the January 2020 print issue (on newsstands December 19, 2019).

Diane Baker
Board Member, Children’s Inn at NIH
Matt Kelly
Chief Executive Officer, JBG Smith
Dr. Francis Collins
Director, NIH
Nancy Richardson
Volunteer, CaringMatters
Corrine Cannon
Founder, Greater DC Diaper Bank
Deborah Rutter
President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Ruby Corado
Founder, Casa Ruby
Andy Shallal
Founder, Busboys and Poets
Carla Hayden
Librarian of Congress
Nick Sundberg
Founder, Loads of Love and Player, Washington Redskins
Dr. Allison Jackson
Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Protection Center, Children’s National Hospital

“Alongside the well-known activists, philanthropists, politicians and industry leaders, we’re proud to shine a light on the everyday people whose dedication and work brings about a positive change to their communities,” said Washingtonian’s editor Michael Schaffer. “The people we honor are inspirations to others, which is one reason why we always have more nominees than we can name.”

Washingtonian will honor its 2019 Washingtonians of the Year with a luncheon, presented by Deloitte, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at The Willard Intercontinental (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004). For more information about the luncheon, please contact Senior Events Director, Sherene Joseph, 202-862-3538 or [email protected].

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