January 2014: NSAWW is proud to announce the addition of its CEO, Courtney Banks Spaeth, to the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade. The Board of Trade is the largest network of business and non-profit leaders in the Greater Washington area and the only regional organization representing all industry sectors. Founded in 1889, the Board of Trade enjoys a long history of creating and maintaining a business climate that is healthy, inviting and profitable for the regional business community and the community at large. The Board of Trade is pro-business and bipartisan, and convenes business, nonprofit and government leaders to collaborate on important issues throughout Greater Washington. Its current initiatives include improving regional Telecom, promoting sustainability for regional businesses and the environment, marketing Greater Washington’s economic opportunities through its affiliate - the Greater Washington Initiative - which promotes the area as a vibrant place to live and work, as well as attracting and retaining a talented workforce for the region.