Linda Rabbitt gives the concluding remarks to the morning sessions of On the Board.
Linda Rabbitt is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Rand Construction, which she founded in 1989 as a pioneer for women in the construction industry. Rand has since grown from a small-scale, Arlington, Va.-based firm to a nationwide general contractor licensed to work in 48 states with revenues exceeding $263 million annually. Rabbitt, a member of the International Women’s Forum, is the current chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the lead director
of the board of directors at Towers Watson. She sits on the board of directors for The Economic Club of Washington and is a trustee of George Washington University. Rabbitt has been recognized for her professional achievements, and her service to breast cancer support and research organizations
and other causes, by Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Business Journal, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Andrea Roane joined Washington, D.C.’s W*USA Channel 9 in 1981, where she currently co-anchors “9 NEWS NOW,” from 4:25 to 7 a.m. A multi-Emmy and Gracie award winner, she has covered news from across the U.S. and around the world. She has interviewed newsmakers, entertainers, and politicians, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter and Laura Bush; Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; country artist and star of “The Voice,” Blake Shelton; and Elmo. Widely recognized for her commitment to women’s health, in 2006 Roane was named one of The Washingtonian magazine’s “Washingtonians of the Year,” for her continued work on breast cancer awareness through her “Buddy Check 9” initiative.