Bill Keating
Harvard Business School


  • Founder and CEO of Waste Acquisition Group
  • Member of the RLJ Private Equity Executive Network and of Directors of RLJ Thompson Trucking
  • President and COO of Bowie’s Inc. until December 2016
  • Graduated from Dartmouth College
  • MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
karim Zia
DC Community Ventures
Wharton University Of Pennsylvania


  • Managing partner and co-founder of DC Community Ventures
  • Served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank
  • Worked for nearly ten years as an equity research analyst in the media and communications
  • Graduated cum laude from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance
Sean Pichon
Sean Pichon
Howard University


  • Partner and Owner at PGN Architects PLLC
  • Board Member and Chair of the Design Committee for Eastern Main Market Street
  • Previous Board Member Executive Committee Secretary for CHAMPS – Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University
Phyllis Caldwell
University Of Maryland


  • Independent advisor and sole member of Wroxton Civic Ventures LLC
  • Non-executive chair of Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • Former Chief, Homeownership Preservation Office, at the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Previously held various executive roles at Bank of America, primarily in commercial real estate and affordable housing finance
  • MBA from Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland