Meeting/Event Information


June 20, 2017

2017 June DC NACE Monthly Meeting
June 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Elite Private Yacht
Marina Pier, National Harbor
Oxon Hill, MD
June Monthly Meeting

$45.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 07:00 pm June 19
$40.00 Earlybird rate before June 13

$50.00 Guest Ticket
$60.00 after 07:00 pm June 19
$45.00 Earlybird rate before June 13





Enjoy cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres

while cruising on the:

National Elite Private Yacht!

Departing from: Marina Pier, National Harbor



6-8pm : Networking and Program (Dockside)

and then, we are off!

8 pm (leaving promptly) - 9pm : Cruising



Our prgram for the evening will be:

Mastering the Art of Networking & Elevating your Social Media Presence

Come out and join our panel of industry experts for a fun evening on the water as we celebrate the first day of Summer.


Cara Hedgepeth, Social Media Coordinator at Destination DC

As the social media coordinator for Destination DC, Cara manages the Instagram (78.5k followers), Twitter (144k followers) and Facebook (344k followers) channels for the lead organization designed to market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism, and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural, and historical communities. Cara has worked for notable media companies such as Bethesda Magazine, The Washington Post Company and Modern Luxury. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. 




Leslie Green, Publicist and CEO of Golden Life Ventures.

The author of Teach me PR 101, Leslie is the founder and CEO of Golden Life Ventures. Leslie hasmore than 13 years of experience as a communication and public relations professional, serving in both the public and private sector. Leslie has implemented integrated communications and media relations campaigns that achieved the communications goals for organizations such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the District of Columbia Mayor’s Film and Entertainment Office, through the use of traditional and social media. Most recently, Leslie served as the Director of Communications for the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) for the Government of the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for creating and implementing the communication and marketing strategies for the agency. In addition to managing the media relations, web site content, social media platforms and other communication activities for the office, she created and managed the Filmmaker of the Month and Location of the Month initiatives as well as the Reel Talk with Film DC podcast. Leslie received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in communication from Howard University.




April Young, Managing Director of Hercules Capital.

April was featured in the Washington Post as the “uber-networking business legend” who has been connecting people in the political, financial, development, academic, and nonprofit sector for decades. Named as Washingtonian’s list of 100 most powerful women, April has received numerous honors for her involvement in the tech community, including lifetime achievement awards from the Northern Virginia Technology Association and Women in Technology. As a managing director at Hercules, April is responsible for building the company’s portfolio of investments in venture-backed technology and life science companies in the Mid-Atlantic. April holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Saint Louis University and a B.A. and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University.











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