Community Leadership Awards

Business Leadership for a Strong Loudoun Community

The Community Leadership Awards were created 10 years ago to honor those members of the Loudoun business community, both organizations and individuals, that have demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in Loudoun County and to serve the needs of its citizens.

Finalists are chosen in six categories. These finalists are chosen by a panel of Loudoun’s top business and nonprofit leaders. The top honorees are announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, which takes place in the early part of the following year. View Photos from the 2023 event

To view the Selection Criteria and a description of each category, click here.

View the 2024 Finalists

The Selection Process

The finalists and winner in each of the five Community Leadership Award categories will be chosen by Selection Committees comprised of members of the Loudoun Chamber’s Board of Directors and nonprofit organizations that are Loudoun Chamber members.  Companies or individuals that are nominated for any of the Community Leadership Awards are prohibited from serving on the Selection Committees.

The Selection Committees will receive all nominees’ submission packets in advance of meeting to make their final determination on the finalists and winners in each category of the Community Leadership Award. View the Selection Criteria Here

Each Community Leadership Awards winner has the opportunity to select one nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of a $1,000 grant, courtesy of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

“Loudoun County is truly privileged to have so many outstanding leaders and organizations that are willing to invest their time, talent and treasure to serve their community.  The Loudoun Chamber is privileged to honor these great Community Leaders for the hard work and valuable contributions they have made to make Loudoun a world-class community to live, work, raise a family and grow a business,” said Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard.

Previous Award Winners

Young Professionals Category

2023 – Monti Mercer, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

2022 – Kindra Dionne, Purpose WorX LLC

2021 – Mahsa Riar, Limitless Limb LLC

2020 – Katie Barchas Wilson, The Market Group

2019 – Megan Imbert, Symantec Corporation

2018 – D. Todd Pearson, BF Saul Centers/Pearson Smith Realty

2017 – Chauvon McFadden, Crimson Wealth Strategies

2016 – Rusty Foster, Bow Tie Strategies

2015 – Melanie Schmidt, Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center

2014 – Jackie Paige, Modern Mechanical

Executive Leader Award Category

2023 – Dr. Edward Puccio, Inova Loudoun Hospital

2022 – Tina Johnson, CEO Consulting Group

2021 – Deborah Addo, Inova Loudoun Hospital

2020 – Jimmy Olevson, MainStreet Bank

2019 – Chuck Kuhn, JK Moving Services

2018 – Scott Hamberger, Integrus Holdings, Inc.

2017 – Pam Jones, Extrordinary Transitions – Long & Foster

2016 – Carol Barbe, Backflow Technology

2015 – Tom Toth, Sr, Toth Financial Advisory Corporation

2014 – Lisa Kimball, Telos Corporation

Small Organization (less than 100 employees) Category

2023 – Road Runner Wrecker Service, Inc.

2022 – CEO Consulting Group

2021 – Bear Chase Brewing Company

2020 – the Zone

2019 – Loudoun Now

2018 – Integrus Holdings, Inc.

2017 – Palmercare Chiropractic

2016 – J&L Interiors

2015 – The Wellness Connection

2014 – Backflow Technology


Large Organization (100 employees or more) Category

2023 – HHMI Janelia Research Campus

2022 – Northwest Federal Credit Union

2021 – Wells Fargo

2020 – Falcon Heating & Air Conditioning

2019 – JK Moving Services

2018 – Inova Loudoun Hospital

2017 – AH&T Insurance

2016 – Wells Fargo

2015 – Falcon’s Landing

2014 – Miller and Smith

Nonprofit Executive Category

2023 – Danielle Nadler, Loudoun Education Foundation

2022 – Valerie Pisierra, Loudoun Cares

2021 – Donna M. Fortier, Mobile Hope

2020 – Jennifer Montgomery, Loudoun Hunger Relief

2019 – Carol Jameson, HealthWorks of Northern Virginia

2018 – Melissa Heifetz, The Arc of Loudoun

2017 – Lynn Tadlock, The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation