- The Washington Times - Monday, June 24, 2002

The Greater Washington Board of Trade has named Caroline Cunningham vice president for regional partnership and director of its Potomac Conference.
The Potomac Conference is an invitation-only forum bringing government, the private sector and the nonprofit sector together, said Mary Anne Reynolds, director of communications for the board.
The Potomac Conference discusses regional issues and has created the Greater Washington Initiative, the region's marketing and research agency, and CapNet, the political voice for the technology industry.
When announcing the appointment at a directors meeting in May, Board of Trade President Robert A. Peck said Miss Cunningham had the best disposition and experience for the job.
"Over the past 10 years, Caroline Cunningham has worked with national and regional leaders in the public and private sectors to get things done. She brings with her a great deal of energy and a record of innovation," Mr. Peck said.
Miss Cunningham's duties will include working in support of bringing the Olympic Summer Games in 2012 and Major League Baseball to Washington, managing the region's existing transportation systems and revitalizing its inner suburbs.
"My hope is that we continue to find innovative solutions to regional issues. I hope to continue to build partnerships within the community and to build on the success of John Tydings, who started the Potomac Conference," Miss Cunningham said.
In her spare time, Miss Cunningham, who lives in the District, enjoys being in the city. She describes herself as a "single, successful, independent woman." She is a former executive director of the Collis-Warner Foundation, co-founded by high-tech entrepreneur, and now Virginia governor, Mark R. Warner.
When she was at Collis-Warner, Miss Cunningham teamed up with Loudoun County to establish a college scholarship program for early-childhood-care providers and operated TechRiders, a free computer and Internet training program that taught more than 14,000 participants of all ages across Virginia.
"Caroline is an excellent choice to lead the Potomac Conference," Mr. Warner said. "Among her many strengths, Caroline is great at recognizing connections, forging partnerships and building organizations; she also has a strong commitment to bettering her community."

Mari Slater

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