Venture Philanthropy Partners: Investing in Social Change.

Michele V. Hagans, a native Washingtonian, is the President of Fort Lincoln Realty Company, a property management company, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation, developer of the 360-acre community in Northeast DC, and Hagans Development Company, which helped construct Metro Center. She is deeply involved in civic and community organizations throughout Washington, DC. She sits on the Boards of numerous organizations including Adams National Bank, regional initiatives such as the Washington Airports Task Force and Federal City Council, George Washington University and Board of Visitors for the Howard University College of Engineering Architecture and Computer Sciences. She also has served on the Boards of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, HEROES, Inc., and YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. Her long-time commitment to civic and volunteer organizations and her success as an entrepreneur have earned her honors and awards from many organizations such as the DC Chamber of Commerce, Family and Child Services of Washington, DC, Commercial Real Estate Women, the United Cerebral Palsy Association of DC and Northern Virginia. And was recognized as Leader of the Year in 1993 by the Board of Trade. Michele holds undergraduate and masters degrees from Howard University and an MBA from George Washington University. After graduating from Howard, Michele joined the corporate audit staff at General Electric Co.. Later she completed a stint as general manager of public parking facilities at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport before coming to the Fort Lincoln New Town Corp. to work with her father.