Blog / September 25, 2018

The ELC Hosts a Networking Reception and Open House During CBC Week 2018

Nearly 70 members of The ELC and their guests joined members of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boulé), The Links, Incorporated and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for a Networking Reception during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) in Washington, DC. More than 220 guests mingled with Members of Congress and listened to remarks from U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (CA) and Congressional representative Joyce Beatty (OH). For the second year, leaders of the host organizations – ELC President and CEO Skip Spriggs, Links National President Kimberly Jeffries Leonard and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Grand Sire Archon Gregory Vincent – presented a $15,000 donation to the CBCF Summer Internship program. Since its inception in 2011 ELC and Links member Valerie Lewis, assistant vice president and assistant secretary with The Albertsons Companies, whose husband is also a member of The Boulé, has served as Event Chair for this prestigious event.

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (CA), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, addresses guests during the Networking Reception.

U.S. Representatives Robert C. (Bobby) Scott (VA-3), left, and Joyce Beatty (OH-3), 3rd from right, join Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Grand Sire Archon Gregory Vincent, Event Chair Valerie Lewis, Links, Incorporated National President Kimberly Jeffries Leonard and ELC President and CEO Skip Spriggs to present $15,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

The following morning, The ELC hosted several dozen members and guests for an Open House at its new offices at 1301 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, also known as One Franklin Square. Guests gathered in the West Tower Penthouse overlooking the nation’s capital for a sumptuous breakfast and spirited networking. Open House sponsors included Corteva Agriscience (a subsidiary of DuPont), Howard Woolley Group, LLC, Korn Ferry and Microsoft. Michael Hyter of Korn Ferry and Howard Woolley joined Skip Spriggs to offer remarks on the significance of The ELC’s return to DC and particularly K Street.

ELC Members Dr. William H. Carson, president and CEO of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., and Michael C. Hyter, managing partner at Korn Ferry, during The ELC’s Open House.

ELC Member Howard Woolley was a proud sponsor of The ELC’s Open House.

Guests networked during the Open House.

Following breakfast, guests toured The ELC’s new offices on the second floor of the building where The Washington Post is the primary tenant.