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Power 150: Business, Bankers, Investment Types, & Moguls

Washington's most influential people in business, banking, and investing


Lyles Carr. This McCormick Group headhunter is a master networker and fundraiser. One of the top vote-getters in our survey.

John Kane. CEO of Office Movers family business, heavy hitter in Maryland GOP.

Steve Case. Will the AOL cofounder’s new healthcare venture be Washington’s next Fortune 500 company?

Richard Fairbank. The founder of 19-year-old Capital One and the area’s top-salaried CEO. He just gave $12 million to McLean’s Potomac School.

Raul Fernandez. CEO of ObjectVideo, he leads a generation of young tech moguls who cut their teeth in the 1990s boom.

Terence Golden. Chair of the Federal City Council, former government and Marriott exec, longtime power player.

Rodney Hunt. Cofounder of fast-growing IT business RS Information Systems and champion of minority-owned contractors.

John Kane. CEO of Office Movers family business, heavy hitter in Maryland GOP.

Bobbie Kilberg. The tech industry is rebounding, putting her Northern Virginia Technology Council in the thick of things.

Deborah Kissire and Maritza Montiel. Kissire is the Ernst & Young managing partner for the Mid-Atlantic region; Montiel is her Deloitte & Touche counterpart for the Southeast and the top regional manager in the country. Both work with some of Washington’s biggest companies.

Barbara Krumsiek. Runs the Calvert Group and its $15 billion in assets. Chair of the Washington Board of Trade and a whirlwind force in the community.

Barbara Lang. Barbara Lang. Head of DC Chamber of Commerce, which has nearly doubled its membership since 2002.

Bill Lecos. Lang’s counterpart in Fairfax, where the chamber is among the most influential groups in the state.

Anthony Lewis. Head of Verizon in Washington. A hefty list of extracurriculars includes the Washington Performing Arts Society and Washington Board of Trade.

Bill Marriott. The 75-year-old hotel magnate is still in the mix. His family foundation backs the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Capital Area Food Bank, and colleges and schools.

Gary Nakamoto. CEO of Base Technologies, ex-chair of Fairfax’s chamber of commerce, head of the Touchdown Club Charities.

Sudhakar Shenoy. Founder of Information Management Consultants and informal leader of community of Indian tech execs.


William Couper. President of Bank of America for the Mid-Atlantic and chair-elect of the Washington Board of Trade.

John Delaney. Cofounded CapitalSource in his thirties. In the vanguard of a group of young financiers, he’s done deals involving Au Bon Pain and Steve Case’s Exclusive Resorts.

Michael Harreld. PNC Bank’s regional head arrived from Louisville a few years ago and became a civic power overnight.

Sheila Johnson. BET cofounder, Mystics owner, and equestrian queen. She won a long battle this summer and got Middleburg’s approval for a spa and resort.

Fred Malek. He lost his bid to own DC’s baseball team, but the GOP insider and corporate-buyout artist doesn’t lose often.

David Rubenstein. His billion-dollar Carlyle Group, a global financial titan, helped turn Washington into a money capital and made millionaires of ex-politicians.

B.F. Saul II. One of the richest men in America and CEO of Chevy Chase Bank, the area’s largest. He’s also got his hand in real estate and hotels.

Mark Warner. His wealth and connections keep the ex-governor in the game in Virginia.