Jonathan R. Butler honored at banquet

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 28, 2003

Jonathan R. Butler was honored along with Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, D.C. at the first Corporate Diversity Awards Banquet, which was sponsored by the Minority Business Coalition in Washington, D.C.

The Minority Business Coalition is a regional trade association for more than 2,000 small and minority entrepreneurs. The majority of its members are certified as local, small and disadvantaged business enterprises. Butler was also honored at the 40 and Under Achievers Banquet.

Butler directs the District of Columbia Supply Schedule Program, which is a multimillion-dollar strategic local economic development procurement program for small and disadvantaged business concerns.

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He serves as chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Regional Chief Purchasing Officers’ Committee. Moreover, he recently served as co-chairman of the Washington Metropolitan 2003 MAXACCESS/DC PROBIZ Procurement Conference for regional small and minority businesses. He also served on the regional steering committee for National Capital Minority Business Opportunity Committee.

Butler is a 1983 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. He graduated cum laude from Virginia State University, Petersburg. He earned his master of business administration degree from James Madison University, Harrisonburg. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

He is the son of Barbara and George Doughty of Suffolk. He is also the son of the late John R. Butler, and the grandson of the late John and Estelle Williams.

Butler resides in Mitchellville, Md.