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. The annual black-tie gala and awards
ceremony brings together 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.
More than 100 remarkable laureates have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of
Fame since its founding in 1988 by Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, The Greater
Washington Board of Trade, and The Washingtonian. Honorees must be either in the
capstone years of their career or retired from the company most closely associated with their
For profiles of this year’s laureates as well as ticket and sponsorship information, please visit
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Building Museum
WHO: Ed Grenier, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Terri McClements, Managing Partner, PwC Mid-Atlantic, and
Chair, 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame
Philip D. M. de Picciotto – Founder and President, Octagon, Inc.
Michael N. Harreld – Immediate Past President, PNC Bank, Greater Washington
Gracia C. Martore – President & CEO, TEGNA Inc.
Christopher J. Nassetta – President & CEO, Hilton