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Leslie Ford Weber to Receive Chairman’s Award at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Dinner

Photo of Leslie Ford WeberLeslie Ford Weber, director of Campus and Government and Community Affairs Montgomery County at Johns Hopkins University, will receive the Chairman’s Award at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Dinner. The award will be presented by Jerry Shapiro, president of Shapiro & Duncan and 2015-2016 MCCC Chair of the Board, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

“The MCCC Board of Directors is honored to be presenting Leslie Ford Weber with this year’s Chairman’s Award,” Shapiro said. “Her dedication throughout the year has contributed to the success of our members through her leadership on legislative issues, engagement with our community, and beyond.”

As a member of the MCCC Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Weber contributes an important higher education voice to the business community. In her roles as the 2015-2016 Vice-Chair for Legislative Affairs, member of the MCCC Business Environment Council, and previous Vice-Chair for Economic Development, Weber has been a leader on legislative issues that affect the business community by advocating for and providing guidance to MCCC members. In addition to her work at the chamber, she is engaged in community organizations such as the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board, the Montgomery Business Development Corporation and others.

“It’s a pleasure to work with my Chamber colleagues and other leaders who are committed to ensuring that Montgomery County is a place where business can thrive and grow, a mission shared by Johns Hopkins,” Weber said. “Much of building relationships between the public and private sectors is sharing our stories so that everyone understands the vital role commerce plays in building a healthy and financially sustainable community. I’m honored that Jerry and the other directors have singled me out for this when really it’s an activity we all value and undertake together.”

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