TD Bank Morning Star Series Welcomed Chris Whipple, Author of The Gatekeepers

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Board of Trade and presenting sponsor TD Bank welcomed Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency. Chris spoke to over 200 business leaders about his extensive and intimate interviews with all 20 living chiefs of staff and two former presidents.


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The Region's Leading Business Organizations Unite Toward WMATA Reform

On behalf of the Greater Washington Board of Trade Chair, Terry McCallister and Chair-Elect, Kim Horn, we are sending you a letter co-signed by numerous business organizations. This letter was sent earlier today to the signatories of the governing compact for WMATA asking them to take bold action to reform our regional Metro system.   In this letter, we outline guiding principles that would set the framework for much needed changes in Metro’s governance, operations and funding.

To facilitate a surround sound regarding the urgency and the path forward, last evening the Board of Trade along with the Federal City Council and the 2030 Group conducted a joint briefing with Bob McCartney from the Washington Post. 


TD Bank Morning Star Series Welcomed Derek Thompson, Author of Hit Makers

On Thursday, May 11th, the Board of Trade and presenting sponsor TD Bank welcomed Derek Thompson, author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. It  is a groundbreaking investigation into the most valuable currency of the 21st century: people’s attention. With insatiable curiosity, great reporting, and beguiling storytelling, Derek discussed how he used the lens of economics to reveal the secret of what makes a hit a hit—from films and music to art and design.


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Greater Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar to Step Down this Fall

The Greater Washington Board of Trade’s chief executive Jim Dinegar shared with his Executive Committee that he will be stepping down from his position as President and CEO later this year. Click here to read more.