Italiano, originally from Longmeadow, Mass., moved to Washington, DC to attend Trinity College where she received her BA degree in Political Science. A 2003 graduate of Leadership Montgomery, Italiano received her "IOM" after graduating in 2006 from the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management.
Italiano began her career at The Greater Washington Board of Trade, where she directed a number of divisions until she was hired as CEO of The Greater Bethesda Chamber in 2001.
She serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area; Purple Line NOW and Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE).
In 2016, Italiano was inducted into the prestigious Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame. She was also voted by her peers in 2011 as the MACCE Chamber Executive of the Year.
Ginanne is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of The Chamber. She is primarily involved in the strategic development, implementation and administration of all major programs related to local policy issues and the economic development of the Greater Bethesda area.
Contact Ginanne about:
- Issues that are affecting your business
- The Chamber's advocacy efforts
- Local, state or federal legislation
- Metro and transportation issues
- Senior Market Group and their events/programs
- Economic Development and Real Estate Committees
- Chamber and community leadership opportunities
- CEO MindTrusts and Roundtables
- Sponsoring The Chamber and the Forum Club
Staff Liaison to Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Task Force, Economic Development Group, Real Estate Group, Legislative Committee, Senior Market Group, MindTrusts, Health Care and Non-profit Roundtables and Goodwill Dinner Committee.
Originally from New Jersey, Monica relocated to Washington, D.C. after falling in love with the city and surrounding area. She graduated from Lafayette College in 2013 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in French Language and Literature. After graduating, she traveled as a consultant for a non-profit organization in the Higher Education field. During this time, she visited over 30 campuses around the country, helping student groups implement leadership development programming and improve their membership experience.
Monica has been greatly enjoying her time getting to know the Bethesda area and its amazing community. Seeing members and business make connections through the Chamber that help them succeed is one of the most rewarding parts of her job!
Monica is responsible for the recruitment and retention of member businesses, regular communication with members, and helping members get the most out of their membership investment.
Contact Monica about:
- Joining the Chamber
- Getting connected to your membership benefits
- Membership dues and billing
- The NextExec Group
- The Membership Development Committee
- Chamber 101
- Ribbon cuttings
Staff Liaison to Membership Development and NextExec Committees, Career Partnership Day
Courtney grew up in the area and moved back after graduating from Towson University in 2013. After graduation, she worked for a non-profit adoption agency where she planned fundraising events and assisted in development operations. Realizing that she loved to plan events, she began working at Argyle Country Club as the Director of Events & Catering. She is very excited to have joined the Chamber and is looking forward to meeting the community!
Courtney is responsible for planning and executing Chamber events, event sponsorship, selling advertisements, and managing our social media platforms.
Contact Courtney about:
- Upcoming Chamber events
- Hosting or sponsoring an event
- Advertising and email blasts
- Our ChamberWatch Newsletter
- Our social media
- The events committees
Staff Liaison to the Hospitality Round Table, Golf Committee & Fall Gala Committee
Poppy is a six year old Bernese Mountain Dog who grew up in Pennsylvania as a show dog until Courtney adopted her in 2016. She enjoys naps, cuddles, & greeting all of our visitors at the Chamber. You will find her in the office almost every day that we don't have an event.
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