2012 The Young And The Guest List

by Editorial

Washington Life Magazine 6th annual listing of Washington D.C.’s most influential movers and shakers under 40.

Stephanie Valencia, Holly Thomas, Nicole Brener-Schmitz, Alex Skatell and Britt McHenry. (Photo: Dustin C. Lilley, DCL Imagery)

Washington Life’s The Young and The Guest List is an annual guide of the up and coming young residents of the D.C. area. This year marks the 7th anniversary of the list and features the promising hopefuls that could potentially help run our nation’s capital, if they do not already. With so many successful young people inhabiting our glorious city, the unyielding decision of whom makes the cut has grown to become even more difficult as the years have passed us by.

Although deciding who has truly earned a spot is an arduous job, someone has to do it. That is why we leave it up to an anonymous committee that is in charge of creating the sought-after list of influential people under the age of 40.

This year’s The Young and The Guest List includes members of all spectrums of society, including politicians, athletes, writers, entrepreneurs and many more. While some of them may not be household names, give it time, for this crowd is sure to make its mark on society.


Abeer Al Otaiba
Engineer; wife of UAE Ambassador

Yousef Al Otaiba
Ambassador of the United States Arab Emirates

James Alefantis
Owner, Buck’s Fishing and Camping and Comet Ping Pong

Aniello Alioto
Political Director, Progress Now

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

Grant Allen
Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures

Deven Anderson
Senior Programming Associate, National Coalition on Black Participation

Deven Anderson with Black Youth Vote! (Photo Jazzmynepr.com)

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani
Entrepreneur/Film Producer

Saman Arabi
Executive Producer/Co Creater, Parazit!

Ronit Avni
Founder/ Executive Director, Just Vision

Ronit Avni. (Photo:Pure Vision Powerful women changing the world)


Moira Bagley
Communications Director, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Lucas R. Baiano
Political Filmmaker

Brandon Banks
Wide Receiver, Washington Redskins

Kendra Barkoff
Press Secretary to the Vice President of the U.S.

Natasha Barrett
Anchor, WJLA-TV

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

Aaron Batalion
CTO, LivingSocial

Stephanie Baucus
Vice President of Government Relations/Public Affairs, Perennial Strategy Group

Zeno Baucus
Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Chad Bauman
Director of Communications, Arena Stage

Greta and William Brawner (Photo by Jersey Winchester, Washington Life magazine)

Anne Blakeman
VP Sales, Turnberry Tower

Ashley Boalch
Miss DC 2011

Cedric Bobo
Vice President, The Carlyle Group

J. Quinn Bradlee

Leslie Bradshaw
Co-Founder, JESS3

Eric Braverman
Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Greta Brawner
Journal Host and Producer, C-SPAN’s Washington

William T. Brawner Jr.
Washington-Based Partner, PUBLIC New York City

Nicole Brener-Schmitz
Federal Political and Field Director, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Lee Brenner
Founding Principal, FastFWD Group; Publisher/Co-Founder, Hypervocal

Pamela Brown
Weekend Anchor, ABC7

Austin Bryan
Global Account Manager, Pingtone Communications

Evan Burfield
Chairman/Founder, Synteractive

Desmond Butler
Reporter, Associated Press

Will Byrne
Executive Director, Groundswell

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