American Task for Lebanon 2017 Gala Awards Night in Washington DC
  • American Task for Lebanon 2017 Gala Awards Night in Washington DC
  • American Task for Lebanon 2017 Gala Awards Night in Washington DC
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American Task for Lebanon 2017 Gala Awards Night in Washington DC

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Start Time
07:00 pm
March 22, 2017
End Time
08:00 pm
March 22, 2017


Fairmont Hotel Washington DC
District Of Columbia,  United States
2401 M St NW
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Wednesday , March 22nd , 2017

Fairmont Hotel Washington DC
2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037


Honorary Host Committee Named for Gala Awards Night
ATFL is very excited to announce a new Honorary Host Committee for the 2017 Gala Awards Night on March 22. It is comprised of past Gala Honorees, a most distinguished group of Lebanese-Americans who represent a broad spectrum of personal and professional accomplishments, leadership and talent in the Lebanese-American community.
 We would like to recognize ATFL Fund Development Chair Valerie Jacobs for her tireless work in making this committee a reality.
 The Honorary Host Committee, a list that continues to grow, currently includes the following people: •Mr. Richard A. Abdoo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (Ret.); R.A. Abdoo and Company, LLC; Past President, ATFL
•General John Abizaid, Commander, U.S. Central Command (Ret.)
•Secretary Spencer Abraham, former U.S. Secretary of Energy; former U.S. Senator from Michigan; ATFL Chairman
•Mr. Ronald G. Assaf, Founder, President and Chairman (Ret.), Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
•Mr. William Peter Blatty, Actor, Screenwriter and Motion Picture Director
•The Honorable Charles W. Boustany, U.S. Representative from Louisiana
•General Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff (Ret.) U.S. Army; Senior VP of Washington Operations, L-3 Communications Corp.
•Mr. Dick Dale, Guitar Legend; Pioneer and Creator, Surf/Rock Music, Fender Equipment/Amps; “Father of all Power Players”
•The Honorable John D. Dingell, former U.S. Representative from Michigan
•The Honorable Robert Dole, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader; Presidential Candidate
•Dr. Charles Elachi, Director (Ret.), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
•Mr. Nijad I. Fares, Chairman, Link Group LLC and WEDGE Equities LLC; First President of the ATFL; Vice Chairman, ATFL
•Ms. Paula Faris, weekend anchor/ABC’s “Good Morning America”; Co-Host “The View”
•Mr. Jamie Farr, Actor, star of iconic television series M*A*S*H*
•Ms. Sara Ganim, CNN correspondent; 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Local Reporting
•The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, former Chairman/Director, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; The Center on Congress
•The Honorable Richard Hanna, U.S. Representative from New York
•Dr. Samuel Hazo, former State Poet, Pennsylvania and National Book Award Finalist
•Dr. Ray R. Irani, former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Occidental Petroleum Corp.; Chairman and CEO of Ray Investments, LLC; Vice Chairman, ATFL
•The Honorable Darrell Issa, U.S. Representative from California; ATFL board member
•Mr. Gregory Jbara, Broadway star, actor (“Blue Bloods&rdquoWink, and 2009 Tony Award winner
•General George A. Joulwan, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander
•Mrs. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, senior counsel, Greenberg Traurig; Co-Founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
•The Honorable Ray LaHood, former U.S. Representative from Illinois;  former U.S. Transportation Secretary; Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper;
•The Honorable George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader; Partner, DLA Piper
•The Honorable Thomas A. Nassif, former Ambassador to Morocco; Chairman and CEO Emeritus, ATFL; President and CEO, Western Growers, California
•The Honorable Nick J. Rahall, former U.S. Representative from West Virginia; ATFL board member
•The Honorable Selwa S. Roosevelt, former Chief of Protocol of the United States
•The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services; Trustee, Professor Political Science & Health Policy, University of Miami, Florida.
•The Honorable John H. Sununu, former White House Chief of Staff; former Governor of New Hampshire
•Mr. Peter J. Tanous, Founding Chairman, ATFL; Founder and Chairman, Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC
•Mr. John Zogby, President and CEO, Zogby International
•Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, Founding Director, The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

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