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Sarah Knutson
Akridge

Sarah Knutson
Award of Excellence
Member of the Year

Sarah took on the new Chapter Special Events Committee chair assignment to apply some fresh thinking and develop some special differentiating Chapter events in what has to be the most competitive event market in the US.

The inaugural event was our member guest skeet shooting event last November in beautiful West Virginia. Despite chilly temperatures and a touch of snow it was such a success it’s happening again October 11th. Check the website for details! However, skeet were just a warm up...

Under Sarah's direction of our winner we formed a “special” special events committee to brainstorm value added event ideas, culminating in the first-ever Washington DC, Bus Tour “The Deals on the Bus”

This was no cookie cutter bus tour. Starting with fantastic weather, a great group of sponsors and a rooftop lunch, the group boarded open air busses and toured a route narrated by entertaining and informative bus captains and jam packed with the latest developments in the City. Guests enjoyed raffle prizes, booze, stops at The Wharf and The Yards, free ice cream and more. For those of you who might take these tours for granted - try doing one in DC! There is a reason this was the first of its kind. And the results spoke for themselves so much great feedback about the event... what we thought might have been a single special event is coming dangerously close to being a fixture on our calendar. Without a doubt this would and could not have happened without the countless hours of brainstorming meetings and minutes under Sarah's outstanding direction

This achievement is all the more noteworthy given Sarah's “day job” as COO for one of the biggest developers in the area and night job as mother to three young boys.

THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS SPONSORS
CLARK COAKLEY WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION COSTAR GROUP FORRESTER JBG SMITH TRAMMELL CROW


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