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Women Bisnow
July 24, 2008

Last Night’s
McCain Martinis
Baracks on the Rocks

This issue of Washington Women is presented by
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By Karin Tanabe for Bisnow on Business

The best reason to throw a party? No reason at all! “To celebrate women in leadership we decided to have a party just to have a party,” said the Pentagon Ritz’s new GM Angella Reid. “Then I said wouldn’t it be fun to throw in a little testosterone?”


Along with a handful of others, Lt. Andy Baldwin, a Navy doctor and last season’s The Bachelor on ABC, provided that hormone fi. Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? Here he’s flanked by Angella Reid, McCain martini in hand, and PR maven Linda Roth Conte, with a Barack on the Rocks, of Linda Roth Associates. Baldwin, who made a Page 6 appearance yesterday, was overseas earlier this year on a POW MIA recovery mission as a diving medical specialist. “We’re salvage divers like Cuba Gooding Jr. in Men of Honor,” Baldwin explains. GQ did a piece on the divers last month. As for Baldwin, he is now DC-based but on the road juggling triathlons and public speaking engagements. “It’s amazing to talk to kids. I tell them the Navy was the best decision I ever made.”


There to support those who serve our country, Elaine Rogers, President of USO-Metropolitan Washington for the last 32 years, pictured with Rick Fowler VP and GM of ABC Radio's Ric Edelman Show. Rogers tells us that Renée Zellweger was in Washington two days ago for an eight-hour handshake tour at Walter Reed. Wynona Judd was also at Walter Reed recently, giving a concert with the Army band as backup. When Stevie Nicks came, she handed out iPods to the injured with playlists she had created. "We don't do publicity," says Elaine. "They really just come here to help."


Elizabeth Bizic of Merrill Lynch, Miriam Pollin, Executive Director of CharityWorks, and the Spanish Embassy’s Raquel Garcia. “We raise money and give it away to local area non-profits, says Pollin; their charity partner this year is Fisher House, providing a home away from home for military families.


With a new female GM, and new female Executive Chef, Amy Brandwein, above, the women at the Ritz Pentagon are showing Washington how it’s done. DC-native Brandwein, formerly of Galileo and Bebo Trattoria, is infusing the cuisine at Ritz restaurant Fyve with southern Italian and North African flavor. Here she’s with Christopher Correa, Washington Post Express reporter.


“It really is the Unabomber’s cabin,” Pam Galloway-Tabb, VP of General Services at the Newseum and here with husband Roy, assures us of the new FBI exhibit. On loan from the FBI, the Bureau celebrated its 100th anniversary at the museum last week with an intimate group of 1600. “We let guests know that they should double the number of expected guests. We’re new, people want to see the museum.”  


Happy hour 2.0. From left, Carlyle Fairfax Smith, Director of Weill Washington; Donna Christenson, SVP of Millenium Real Estate Advisors; Author Eliza A. Dolin; and Medjet Assist’s Kim Peele. Providing laughs Donna Christenson asked, “How old is that bachelor? 30-something? He’s cute…if you’re looking to adopt.”

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