President Washington honored with Diversity in Business Award

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George Mason University President Gregory Washington was recently named by the Washington Business Journal as one of its honorees of the 2023 Diversity in Business Award.

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President Washington with Mason alum Mohamed Hussein. Both are being recognized by the Washington Business Journal this spring. Photo by John Hollis/Strategic Communications

This year’s 25 honorees will be honored March 23 at an awards celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. Profiles and portraits of each of the honorees will run online and in a special section in the Washington Business Journal on March 24. 

The WBJ has been recognizing leaders of color from across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for more than 15 years and cited Washington’s work in advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at Mason for his selection. 

Previous honorees have included Sheila Johnson of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, WeddingWire Founder Timothy Chi, Osiris Hoil of District Taco, Warren Thompson of Thompson Hospitality, and nearly 400 other leaders who have made a difference in the region through their work in business and the community. 

Joining Washington as a fellow WBJ honoree is Mason alum Mohamed Hussein, BS Computer Science ’14. Hussein is the president and CEO of Piedmont Global Language Solutions (PGLS), a DC area-based leading provider of comprehensive multilingual translation, interpretation and language training solutions in more than 200 languages and dialects.