2011 The Young and The Guest List

Washington Life’s guide to the capital region’s most influential under 40 residents in 2011.

and Patrick Wixted. (Photo by Tony Powell)

Over the past six years, Washington Life’s annual The Young & The Guest List has been the go-to guide for accomplished young leaders in the nation’s capital. As the city becomes more vibrant with each new crop of twenty- and thirty-something movers and shakers, deciding whom to include becomes an ever-more daunting task.

Each year, a clued-in but necessarily anonymous committee compiles a unique list of Washingtonians under the age of 40 who contribute to the cultural, political and social fabric of the city and nation. After spirited debate, the group whittles down a list containing many hundreds of names to just over 250. This year was no exception. We spent many long hours poring over nominations, analyzing achievements (so many!) and making sure that the list reflects a diversity of talent.

The 2011 list includes formidable overachievers: members of Congress, administration policy makers, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, activists and media personalities It also reflects the area’s growing dining scene with restaurateurs, mixologists and other fabulous foodies.

Most may not be as well known as the people who employ them, but make no mistake, these young innovators are the face of the future.in October 2011.


Senior Advisor, Office of Secretary of State

Yeas & Nays Columnist, Washington Examiner

Editor in Chief, Worn Magazine

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

Yousef Al Otaiba
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates

Owner, Buck’s Fishing and Camping and Comet Ping Pong; President, Transformer Gallery

Political Director, Progress Now

Owner, David All Group; Publisher, Tweet Watch Report; Executive Director, AMP Summit

Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures

Entrepreneur and Film Producer

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Founder/Executive Director, Just Vision

Ed and Chinyere Hubbard with Andre Wells. (Photo by Tony Powell)


Communications Director for Sen. (R-Ky.)

Boardmember, Children’s National Medical Center

Owner, Destination Polo

International Associate, Patton Boggs LLP; Co-founder, Night Life Agency Group Inc.

CEO and CFO, Courage for Kids

Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Director of Communications, Arena Stage

Member, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State; best-selling author

Founder, Summit Series

Founder and President, Smith Point, Jetties, Surfside, and The Rookery

Founder, Something Sweet Bakery

President, Kiron Global Strategies

Deputy Policy Director, House Minority Leader Rep. (D-Calif.)

Vice President, The Carlyle Group

Author and Filmmaker

Journal Host and Producer, C-SPAN’s Washington

William T. Brawner Jr
Calibre Systems Policy Analyst

Founding Principal, FastFWD Group; Founder and Designer, L. J. Bamboo Company

Derek Brown
Mixologist; Founder, Passenger and The Columbia Room

Reporter, WJLA/ABC7 and TBD News

Global Account Manager, Pingtone Communications

Erinn “Ebs” Burnough
Political Director, Office of the First Lady

Reporter, Associated Press

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