Executive Committee

We are thrilled to announce Richard Bynum, President- Greater Washington, PNC Financial Services Group, INC. and Tom McCarthy, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will be chairing the 2019 Leukemia Ball! They will lead an Executive Committee of more than 40 dedicated business leaders in the Washington, DC area. LLS is proud to partner with these outstanding volunteers to advance our mission and bring together the local corporate community in support of blood cancer patients and their families.

2019 Leukemia Ball Event Co-Chairs

 Mr. Richard Bynum
President-Greater Washington 
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

 Mr. Tom McCarthy
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

2019 Leukemia Ball Executive Committee

 * = Past Chairman

Mr. Rich Amador

Senior Vice President
Mid-Atlantic Middle Market Banking
Capital One Bank

Ms. Bobbi Basile

Managing Director
HBR Consulting

Mr. Brendan Bayer

Vice President- Commercial Real Estate Finance
M&T Bank

Mr. David Breen

Vice President, Human Resources
General Dynamics Information Technology

Mr. Dan Brown

Partner
Brown Gould Kiely

Mr. Mike Caggiano

Senior Group Managing Director- North America
Robert Half Executive Search

Mr. Andrew Carroll

Client Partner, Politics & Advocacy
Facebook

Mr. Frank Chiaramonte

Vice President
Chiaramonte Construction Company

Ms. Maria Coakley David

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
C.J. Coakley Co., Inc

Ms. Nancy Currier

Managing Director
CW Capital

Ms. Kimberly Davis-Riffe

Partner – Financial Services Advisory
KPMG LLP

Mr. Gary DePreta

Area VP – Federal
Defense, Intel. & Aerospace
Splunk

Mr. Andrew Drake

Vice President Strategiv Investments; GM Affiliate Operations
SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2)

Mr. David DiLuigi

Regional President
Wilmington Trust, N.A.

Mr. Andy Eichberg

Managing Director
Tishman Speyer

Ms. Julie Hanson

Owner
Hanson Productions

Mr. Tom Jones

Entertainment Consultant
Jones & Brown Productions, Inc.

Ms. Carol Kerins

Director of Business Development
Microsoft

Ms. Kay King

Sales Associate
Washington Fine Properties

Mr. Matthew Kirtland

Co Partner-in-charge
Norton Rose Fulbright
US LLP

Mr. Neil Kishter

Managing Director
The Kishter Group Merill Lynch

Mr. Jay Klug

Principal
The JBG Companies

Mr. Dan Lasik

Head of Real Estate/Hospitality
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Jim Lears

General Manager 
Special Projects Division
Turner Construction Company

Mr. Mike Micholas

Regional Managing Partner
CohnReznick

Ms. Michelle Montes

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Sean Murphy

Partner
Duane Morris LLP

Mr. Bradley Nicklin

Partner
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Ms. Carolyne Pelton

SVP, Regional Corporate Banking Manager
BB&T

Ms. Lori Russo

President
Stanton Communications

Mr. Mark Ruszczyk

VP of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development
Kaiser Permanente

Mr. Brian Schwalb

Partner in Charge- DC Office
Venable LLP

Ms. Millie Seijo

Partner
Castro & Company

Mr. Chris Spille

Business Development
Deloitte LLP

Mr. Robert Strelser

Director, Federal Channels and Alliances
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Mr. John Stalfort

Managing Principal
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Mr. Philip Suazo

Assistant Vice President
AON Risk Solutions – The Capital

Mr. Dan Todd

Principal
Todd Strategy

Ms. Barbara Werther

Partner
Troutman Sanders

Ms. Katie Yanushonis

VP, Leasing
Boston Properties

Future Leaders Committee

The Future Leaders Committee is a meaningful networking opportunity for philanthropic, dedicated and talented individuals to support the mission of LLS. This exclusive group supports, engages and enriches their community by selling young professional tickets to increase exposure, awareness, and revenue for LLS.

Each ‘Future Leaders’ ticket costs $175 and provides entry into the Leukemia Ball at 9:00 pm. Tickets include balcony seating, open bar, and dessert, as well as an opportunity to view the Mission Moment, Mercedes-Benz raffle drawing, comedic performance and musical entertainment. Attire is black tie. 

Tickets coming soon! For more information or questions, please contact Marianne Johnson at (703) 399-2903 or marianne.johnson@lls.org. 

2019 Future Leaders Committee Co-Chairs

Marin Galvin

Growth Market Specialist
MorganFranklin LLC

Peter Black

Account Manager
Splunk

Auction Committee

One of the highlights of the Leukemia Ball is the silent auction, which is procured and created by a committee of 14 people from across the DC/Virginia/Maryland area. Throughout the year this committee works with donors to provide a variety of items for attendees to bid on at the event.

2019 Auction Committee Co-Chairs

Karen Altschuler

Owner
Contract Furniture Options, Inc.

Kristin Paolini

Becca Willcox

Manager
Events & Communications
Tysons Corner Center

Past Chairs

For the past 30 years, the Leukemia Ball has been chaired by many of Greater Washington, D.C.’s most outstanding business leaders. Through their tireless efforts, The Leukemia Ball has raised $63 million to advance the mission of LLS. We extend our deepest gratitude for their longtime commitment and dedication to helping LLS create a world without blood cancers. 

2018

  • Robert Copito
  • David DiLuigi

2017

  • Wayne Berson
  • David DiLuigi

2016

  • Ed Offterdinger
  • Wayne Berson

2015

  • Dan Waetjen
  • Ed Offterdinger

2014

  • Candace Duncan
  • Dan Waetjen

2013

  • James H. Davis, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Candace Duncan

2012

  • Robin Lineberger
  • James H. Davis, Ph.D., J.D.

2011

  • Steven L. Lilly
  • Robin Lineberger

2010

  • R. Edwin Offterdinger
  • Steven L. Lilly

2009

  • Joseph B. Kelly
  • R. Edwin Offterdinger

2008

  • Fernando Murias
  • Joseph B. Kelly

2007

  • Stephen Movius
  • Fernando Murias

2006

  • Tony Giachinta
  • Stephen Movius

2005

  • Patrick Minan
  • Tony Giachinta

2004

  • Steven L. Lilly
  • Patrick Minan

2003

  • S. Daniel Johnson
  • Steven L. Lilly

2002

  • Mark Overend
  • S. Daniel Johnson

2001

  • C. E. Andrews
  • Mark Overend

2000

  • James McAndrews
  • C. E. Andrews

1999

  • James Walls
  • James McAndrews

1998

  • William Hoover
  • James Walls

1997

  • Richard Dugan
  • William Hoover

1996

  • William Shaw
  • Richard Dugan

1995

  • Ray Ranelli
  • William Shaw

1994

  • Robert Quinlan
  • Ray Ranelli

1993

  • John Schwieters
  • Robert Quinlan

1992

  • Al Lord
  • John Schwieters

1991

  • Rusty Jackson
  • Al Lord

1990

  • Randy Waterfield
  • Rusty Jackson

1989

  • Ross Towne
  • Randy Waterfield

1988

  • Ross Towne