Washington Life’s guide to the capital region’s most influential under 40 residents in 2011.
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 Hillary Rodham Clinton
Yeas & Nays Columnist, Washington Examiner
Editor in Chief, Worn Magazine
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
Communications Director for Sen. Rand Paul (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
Robert “Bo” Blair
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. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Vice President, The Carlyle Group
J. Quinn Bradlee
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
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