Five Washington, D.C., business executives were honored Nov. 29 for lifetime achievements in their own fields and for helping youngsters to learn how business operates by supporting Junior Achievement.

Students in grades K-12 in Junior Achievement learn how to start and build a business, manage the money they earn, and supervise employees. About 10 million are enrolled in JA programs in 123 countries.

A black-tie audience of more than 1,100 attended the ceremonies at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel and raised more than $1 million for the program.

Presenting the 2011 Washington Business Hall of Fame was Capital One, McLean, Va., one of the ten largest banks.

Other sponsors were the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Junior Achievement, and the Washingtonian magazine.


Honored were, left to right above, Warren M. Thompson, founder and president, Thompson Hospitality; Robert J. Stevens, chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin; Gloria Bohan, president and CEO, Omega World Travel; Alan L. Meltzer, founder and CEO, The Meltzer Group, and Russ Ramsey.