January 17, 2017    Happy New Year! 
Board of Supervisors Breakfast March 10th

Registration is now open and sponsorships are available for the Leadership Fairfax Signature Board of Supervisors Breakfast.  
You won't want to miss this fun and informative event that gives you a peek under the tent into the daily lives of our County's elected officials. 
Chairman Bulova will issue a State of the County address, the Katherine K. Hanley Community Service Award will be presented and Emcee Casey Veatch (LFI'99) will entertain us with surprises around every corner.
March 10, 2017
Fairview Park Marriott
7:30-10:00 am
Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor: 
TD Bank
Coffee Bar Sponsor: 
Atlantic Realty Companies
Gold Sponsors:
Bean Kinney & Korman
Chesapeake Learning Services
Workhouse Arts Center 
Langley Residential Support Services
Peterson Companies

(only 3 gold sponsorships remaining to host  a supervisor 
at your table)
Silver Sponsors:
Veatch Commercial Real Estate
Fairfax County Police Department 


Nominations and applications now being accepted for the Classes of 2018!
Alums - If you have a colleague or friend who has been considering applying for the ELI, LFI or LLP programs, now is the time to nominate them.

As an alum you know first-hand the impact these programs can have on your personal and professional life so pay it forward and nominate someone today. Nominations can be sent to Lauri@leadershipfairfax.org 

Future LFIers, ELIers and LLPers - Applications are now being accepted through March 31st and can be accessed at www.leadershipfairfax.org. Information sessions will be held through March and a second round of nominations will be opened only if slots remain.

Information session details can be found by clicking here. More information sessions will be posted as they are finalized.

Get Ready For Leaders Accelerate! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Leadership Center for Excellence's Leaders Accelerate! is a transformative, one-day leadership summit for established leaders, emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, activists and other innovators. This engaging experience brings together leaders at varying stages in their leadership development for a forum that fuels personal growth as a leader and innovative thinking. 
Leadership Fairfax members receive a discounted rate.  Register for this great opportunity today!
After Hours Social January 19th
Come one, come all! Current students and alumni are invited to an after hours networking social this Thursday the 19th immediately following the LFI Program Day (approx. 5:15)
Chi-Mc Chicken & Beer 
6653 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone:(703) 750-1424 

Enjoy delicious Korean fried chicken & wings, plus stir-fries & other spicy classics dished up in casual surrounds. Cash bar.  

Congrats to our Alums! 
Susan Sims (ELI '12) 
 was elected to the Board of Directors for Virginia Master Naturalist Banshee Reeks Chapter for the position of Secretary. 
Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. VMN volunteers support  Audubon at Home Ambassadors, Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Plant NoVA Natives Initiative, native plant sales, bird walks, The Christmas Bird Count, bluebird nest box monitoring and a host of other volunteer projects.

Eliza Jeschke (ELI '16), of Boston Properties, 
was promoted in December 2016 to Marketing Manager of Reston Town Center. 


Rachael Jackson (ELI '16), also of Boston Properties, 
was promoted in January 2017 to Property Manager, VA95 Business Park, Springfield, VA.

Kevin  Greenlief (LFI'95) and Leadership Fairfax Chair has been appointed to the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority.


Sara Mariska (ELI '08) has been promoted to shareholder at Walsh Colucci Lubely and Walsh law firm, and was cited for her accomplishment in the Washington Business Journal.

Maribeth Goldin (LFI'15), Kaiser Permanente, joined the Board of Management of the YMCA Fairfax County Reston.  Maribeth was connected to the Y by LFI teammate Joe Crawford, Director of the Y.

Members in the News! 

Jen Sterling's (LFI '07) brand strategy company Red Thinking has been selected as a 2017 Best-Run Company by SmartCEO Magazine! Read more 
about what makes Red Thinking stand out.

Christopher Fay (LFI '12) is the Executive Director of HomeStretch, a nonprofit recently awarded the 2016 Washington Post Helping Hand! According to the Post, Helping Hand is, "a new nonprofit giving initiative that...seeks to facilitate significant financial donations directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them." Read a WaPo profile on a HomeStretch client here.

Welcome New Marketing Communications Manager, Laura Lyon!

Joining us at our office in Vienna is recent American University undergraduate Laura Lyon (School of Communications '16). She would love to connect with you on Facebook and Instagram, and wants to hear your news! Send your updates to Laura@Leadershipfairfax.org

Why did the leaders cross the road?
The 2017 Emerging Leaders aren't too chicken to 
get their hands dirty with Chef 
D oubleday! Check out more images from ELI's Program Day here.
Contact Us
Karen Cleveland, CEO

Lauri Swift, Director Leadership Advancement

David Bean, Programs Manager

Laura Lyon, Manager, Marketing & Communications


Thank you to our annual sponsors: