Kristina Bouweiri is President and CEO of Reston Limousine, Washington DC’s premier chauffeured transportation provider and the 10th largest fleet operator nationwide. Starting with only five vehicles in 1990, Bouweiri diversified the business and grew it to a $25 million company today with more than 200 vehicles. As a woman in an industry traditionally dominated by male executives, Bouweiri has been committed to supporting women entrepreneurs over the years and is the founder of the monthly networking luncheon Sterling Women and co-founder of the annual Virginia Women’s Business Conference.

Active in the business and greater community, she sits on the boards or is a member of the DC Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greater Washington, Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, GMU School of Business Dean’s Council, Loudoun Education Foundation, Loudoun CEO Cabinet, among others. Recognized for her business acumen regionally and nationally, Bouweiri is an international speaker on topics ranging from startup success strategies to the use of social media in growing your business.

President and CEO, Reston Limousine

How to Think (and Act) Like a CEO Panel

Transitioning from being a small business owner to being a Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, can be a real challenge for many entrepreneurs. A true CEO does much more than just manage the business so it can serve customers every day. The CEO function is to make sure the company can serve customers day after day, year after year. The CEO must think much more about the strategic growth of the company. That requires longer term thinking, time to focus on where the business it is now and where it needs to go in the future to remain viable and profitable. How do you make the transition from ‘general manager’ to CEO to keep your company growing? This panel of experienced small company CEOs will discuss their journeys, pitfalls to avoid and how to adopt a CEO mindset to lead your company into the future. Panel to be announced.

Session time: 2:00 – 3:00pm