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FIVE NAMED TO WASHINGTON BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

Washington, DC, October 13, 2003 – The Washington Business Hall of Fame has released the names of its five newest members, to be inducted in November at the Washington Hilton.

The Hall of Fame inductees for 2003 are:

  • Bob Johnson, Chairman/CEO, BET Holdings, Inc.
  • Austin Kiplinger, Chairman, Kiplinger Washington Editors
  • Ted Lerner, Founding Partner, Lerner Enterprises
  • Ed Mitchell, Former Chairman/CEO, Pepco
  • John Tydings, Former President, Greater Washington Board of Trade

The Business Hall of Fame was established in 1988 by Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian magazine. Inductees are chosen on the basis of their business excellence, visionary leadership and community involvement.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for November 18. Last year's ceremony raised over $500,000 for Junior Achievement. JA is the world's oldest, largest and fastest-growing nonprofit economic education organization. Its programs reach more than 5 million students a year in the United States and around the world.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the largest regional network of business and nonprofit leaders and the only group representing all industry sectors. Its 1,350 member companies employ 40 percent of the area's private-sector workforce.

The Washingtonian Magazine aims to help readers better understand this city, to help them live better, and to make this a better city for all of its people. Now in their 38th year, the Washingtonian writes about the men and women who contribute to the economic, political, cultural, and social fabric of our community.


Lerner Enterprises
Lerner Enterprises of North Bethesda, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is one of the Washington, D.C's largest real estate developers and is involved in all phases of office, retail and residential real estate including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset management and property management. The company's retail portfolio includes regional malls Dulles Town Center in Dulles, VA and White Flint in North Bethesda, MD and neighborhood centers Annapolis Harbour Center, Annapolis, MD, North Point Village Center, Reston, VA, The Spectrum at Reston Town Center, Reston, VA and Towne Plaza in Rockville, MD. Lerner's office portfolio includes The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, Washington Square at Connecticut Avenue and L Street, N.W., White Flint North and 7799 Leesburg Pike among others.