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George Mason School of Management

Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jim C. Dinegar, CAE

George Mason University / IBM / National Science Foundation

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring...

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School of Management at George Mason University


 The 2014 Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series


Jim C. Dinegar, CAE

President and CEO

Greater Washington Board of Trade

"Challenges and Opportunities throughout Greater Washington"

Tuesday, February 18th, 6 p.m.

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, City of Fairfax
please click here for directions to the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center  

Parking is free.


6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception 

7:00 p.m. Program begins

  • Welcome by Acting Dean Sarah Nutter
  • Introduction of Jim C. Dinegar, CAE by Bill Strachan, Executive Vice President of Brown and Brown Insurance
  • Keynote Speaker: Jim C. Dinegar, CAE

8:00 p.m. Event concludes


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As president and CEO, since July 2006 James Dinegar oversees the leading regional organization representing the business interests for major companies throughout Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Suburban Maryland.

As such, the Board of Trade puts its focus on the critical issues and opportunities here: transportation; emergency preparedness and business continuity; green as a competitive advantage; and the workforce challenges of recruiting and retaining highly qualified people. Special emphasis is paid to economic development strategies that will advance the growth of this region and additional focus is provided on the important issues of stability in this challenging economic climate.

The Board of Trade is steadily growing in size and influence as it celebrates its 124th year of existence. Throughout its history, the Board of Trade has been instrumental in creating and protecting the environs of Greater Washington for the population and for business.

Before coming to the Board of Trade, James Dinegar served as chief operating officer of the American Institute for Architects (AIA) where he was responsible for the overall operation of a 77,000-member organization and directed strategic efforts in the areas of education, technology, international collaboration, organizational alliances and government advocacy. During his six-year tenure, Dinegar oversaw the growth of annual revenues by more than $20 million – from $34 million in 1999 to over $56 million for the 2006 budget – always resulting in net operating profits.

At the Board of Trade, James works alongside a top-performing team of staff professionals guided by the elected leadership of the region’s top company executives. This collaboration extends to partnerships with many of the leading Chambers and organizations representing business concerns in the various jurisdictions throughout Greater Washington.

Dinegar is a 35-year resident of the Greater Washington region. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Zoo and is on the boards of the Close-Up Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Greater Washington, the Non-Profit Roundtable, Leadership Greater Washington and United Way of the National Capital Area.

James lives with his daughter Abby (12) and son Ben (9) who both recognize the good fortune we all enjoy in living in Greater Washington.


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Brown & Brown is a lean, decentralized, highly competitive, profit oriented sales and service organization comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships.

Brown & Brown began in 1939 as a two person insurance agency and has become one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the United States.  We are ranked the seventh largest independent insurance intermediary by Business Insurance Magazine.  We take great pride in the success we have achieved and in the success of our clients.  This success is based in a large part on our entrepreneurial business model and the talented men and women it attracts.  Our goal is to provide service at the local level, through our knowledgeable local insurance professionals who understand the local market conditions.

At Brown & Brown, we know that we must be as agile as the cheetah in order to thrive in the competitive insurance environment.  Our unique culture enables us to quickly chase down new opportunities and adapt our products and services to best meet market demands and satisfy our many and varied clients.  With offices in over thirty states and access to virtually all forms of insurance protection, from property and casualty, life, employee benefits, surety bonds, inland marine, auto, homeowners and more, we are ready to be your insurance partner.   We are a large company with a small company attitude. 

For more information on Johnson & Strachan, please visit http://www.bbdcmetro.com/.

Please note: Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive a few minutes early to the event to secure participation.

Have questions about Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jim C. Dinegar, CAE? Contact George Mason University / IBM / National Science Foundation

When & Where

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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