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Ted Leonsis to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tech Council of Maryland
|By Business Wire
|February 19, 2014 08:30 AM EST
Ted Leonsis – prominent venture capitalist, owner of three Washington,
D.C. professional sports franchises and Verizon Center, philanthropist
and former AOL executive – will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement
Award by the Tech
Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade
association. Leonsis will be presented with the award at TCM’s Lifetime
Achievement Gala, April 8, 2014, at the Bethesda North Marriott
Hotel & Conference Center.
Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) April 8, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)
The TCM Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to a Marylander
who has gone above and beyond to serve the technology and life science
community over the course of his or her career. Recipients display
commitment and leadership both in the field and within their company,
fostering new ideas and encouraging creativity. The recipient also
demonstrates generosity and compassion, making sure their work benefits
“In the past 20 years, I have witnessed tremendous growth in local
start-ups and technology-based companies,” said Leonsis. “Our region has
developed into a national leader for those with an entrepreneurial
spirit. I’m humbled and appreciative of the honor the Tech Council of
Maryland has bestowed upon me. While I have played a small role in our
region’s growth, I plan to continue to contribute to the overall
development of this expanding, vibrant community.”
“Mr. Leonsis exemplifies the true spirit of our award. His passion for
technology, coupled with his philanthropic spirit, has greatly enhanced
the landscape of education, sports and investing in the Washington, D.C.
area. His work has benefited individuals and organizations around the
region and beyond,” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “He is a true
entrepreneur with an indomitable spirit and an inspirational story that
empowers technology leaders locally and around the world. We look
forward to honoring Mr. Leonsis in April.”
Leonsis is the founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental
Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates three professional
sports teams (Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards and Washington
Mystics) and Verizon Center. He also serves on the board of governors
for the NBA and NHL.
He is a cofounder and partner in the speed-up capital Revolution Growth
Fund II, investing in people and ideas that can change the world.
Leonsis is chairman of the board of directors of Groupon and serves on
the board of directors at AddThis, American Express and Georgetown
University, as well as Revolution Growth companies FedBid, Resonate,
Optoro and CustomInk. He also serves on the charity boards of DC-CAP
(District of Columbia College Access Program) and CSF-DC (College
Success Foundation – District of Columbia).
In 2008, Leonsis founded SnagFilms, which enables online audiences to
watch, share and support documentary films. SnagFilms grew out of his
experience as a producer of award-winning documentary films, including
“Nanking,” which won Peabody and Emmy awards. He also has produced
“Kicking It” and “A Fighting Chance,” both of which aired on ESPN. Most
recently he produced “Lost for Life.”
An author and daily blogger at TedsTake.com, Leonsis has published
several books, including “The Business of Happiness,” which quickly
became a bestseller. A committed philanthropist, he is actively involved
with numerous charities through the work of the Leonsis Foundation.
After a near 14-year career at AOL, he retired from active management in
2006 and retains the position of vice chairman emeritus.
Past recipients of the TCM Lifetime Achievement award include Dr. James
Barrett, a general partner in venture capital firm New Enterprise
Associates (NEA); Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); and Clifford M. Kendall, former
chairman and CEO of Computer Data Systems Inc. (CDSI).
For more information about this event, or to join TCM in honoring Ted
Leonsis on April 8, please visit the TCM
ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group
serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of
Maryland. With more than 400 members employing over 200,000 in the
region, TCM’s mission is to empower them, advocate for their interests,
further the role these communities play in Maryland’s economy and
nurture an environment where these companies can collaborate, grow and
succeed. For more information, visit www.techcouncilmd.com.
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