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TLF is Excited to Announce 6 New Board Members--Get to Know This Dynamic Team!

 

Virginia Arrisueño  - Steadfast Supply
Virginia founded Steadfast Supply, a conceptual retail store that serves as an incubator to independent designers and brands, inspiring them to grow and thrive. In addition to creating Steadfast Supply, DeNada is a contemporary knit apparel and accessories brand for women and men. Virginia’s creative talent and technical skills were duly recognized through several awards including the Sadat Art for Peace Award, delivered by Nelson Mandela, and first prize in Viridian Artists, Inc. National Competition juried by the late Robert Rosenblum, curator at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Virginia Arrisueño currently lives in Washington, DC with her best friend and husband, artist Kelly Towles, their son, and their dog Kobi. 
Linnea Hegarty – DC Public Library  
Linnea Hegarty is the Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development at the DC Public Library.  Hegarty brings to DC Public Library more than 17 years of experience in leadership positions at nonprofit and political organizations. For the past seven years, she served as the Executive Director of the DC Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides programmatic resources to the DC Public Library to supplement local government funding.  Linnea lives in Mount Pleasant, DC, with her husband and two young boys, where they are frequent visitors at their favorite DCPL neighborhood library. 
Thomas B. Martin - GMP, LLC
Tom is a partner at Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP. Thomas B. Tom has extensive experience in administrative law, particularly unemployment insurance matters in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. He is focused on the needs of local and national businesses that operate in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland. He has been lead counsel in well over 1,000 cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings and D.C. Superior Court. He is respected by the judges, clerks and opposing counsel, and has enjoyed success at the federal level, as well.  Tom lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children. When he’s not busy advocating for his clients, he enjoys bass fishing and golf.
Darryl Maxwell - DC Bar Pro Bono Center 
Darryl Maxwell is an Assistant Director for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Nonprofit and Small Business Legal Assistance Programs, focused on providing pro bono counsel to community-based nonprofits and disadvantaged small businesses.  This program was awarded Small Business Initiative of the Year by the Washington DC Economic Partnership in 2010. Prior to working with the DC Bar, Darryl worked in private practice. Darryl recently served as the Vice Chair of the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street.  He currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Latino Economic Development Center, a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University and as a member of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development. Darryl is a Marathoner and Triathlete who resides in Washington, DC with his wife.
Harold Pettigrew - Wacif
As Wacif’s Executive Director, Harold leads one of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution’s (CDFI). Harold has spent his career in economic development, with nearly 20 years of experience in small business development, venture capital investing, transportation and transit, workforce development, and public sector management. From 2011 to 2013, Harold served as the fifth Director of Washington, D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).  Harold is a 2017 OFN Opportunity Fellow, 2016 BALLE Local Economy Fellow, 2015 Next City Vanguard, and was honored with 2016 Leadership Center for Excellence’s 40 Under Forty.  Harold is a proud Native Washingtonian who lives in Washington D.C.​
Barney Shapiro - Tenleytown Trash
Barney is the owner of Tenleytown Trash. Barney has DC small business is in his blood, as his father owned Friendship Pharmacy in the 1960s, an old-fashioned drugstore complete with a soda fountain and lunch counter.  After high school, Barney graduated from Syracuse University where he studied Dramatic Literature. He soon returned home where he worked in the DC government before starting his own builder/developer business, and eventually Tenleytown Trash out of the back of his personal pick-up truck.  Barney works almost every day of the year, but when he isn’t working, he is coaching basketball for a Special Olympics team, spending time with his sons, exploring DC’s theatre scene, and rooting for the Nats. Barney is a Washingtonian through and through.  He was born and raised in DC and is a proud graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. 
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