SOURCE: Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

June 18, 2015 11:27 ET

Awards for Chamber Excellence Winners Announced, Keynote Address From Vinton Cerf One of the "Fathers of the Internet" and the 2015-2016 Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installed

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - On Wednesday, June 17, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce hosted its Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE) Luncheon featuring a keynote address by Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet." He is also the co-creator of TCP/IP, the communication protocol that powers nearly all communication on the Internet. The Chamber installed its new officers and Board members and recognized those companies and individuals who demonstrated excellence as Chamber and community members throughout the year.

Outgoing Chairman, Karen Cleveland, President of Cleveland Coaching Group, passed the gavel to Incoming Chairman, Michael Bradshaw, Director of Cloud Platform of the East Region, Google. Karen Cleveland led the Chamber through a successful year. Under Karen's leadership several initiatives are currently being implemented including:

  • Healthy Workplace Initiative
  • Reston Marketing Initiative
  • Re-launching of IncSpire

Charles Kapur of EagleBank was elected by the membership as the Chair-Elect and Treasurer for 2015-2016. Matt Clary of the Law Office of Matt Clary was selected to serve as General Council for 2015-2016.

Delegate Tom Rust administered the oath of office to our incoming and second term Board members, who included:

  • Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
  • Jill Norcross, Cornerstones
  • Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association
  • Denise Hogan, Boston Properties
  • Eric Horwitz, Odin Feldman & Pittleman
  • Diane Holland, Access National Bank
  • Angela Inzerillo, Impact Business Solutions
  • Joey Musmar, MillerMusmar, CPAs
  • Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel
  • Jen Sterling, Red Thinking LLC.

Each year, through the ACE Awards, the Chamber recognizes outstanding businesses, volunteers and committees that make the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce a successful place to do business. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the winners of this year's Awards for Chamber Excellence:

  • Committee of the Year: Communications Committee
  • Small Business of the Year: Visual Impact Productions, LLC.
  • Medium Business of the Year: Able Moving & Storage
  • Large Business of the Year: Odin, Feldman and Pittleman, PC
  • Member of the Year: Maggie Parker and Comstock Partners
  • New Member of the Year: Jason Butler, JB Printing & Specialties
  • Volunteer of the Year: Janel Giambrone, M&T Bank Reston
  • President's Award: Cornerstones
  • Joe Ritchey Pinnacle Award: Matt Brennan, Brennan & Waite, PLC 

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor. Learn more at

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