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A Message from this year’s
Kidney Ball Chair

It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve as Chair of the 41st Annual National Kidney Foundation Kidney Ball. I am excited for the opportunity to come together once again to celebrate, honor, and remember our loved ones and community members who have faced or are facing the battle of kidney disease. Together we can provide NKF the necessary dollars to help give those living with kidney disease and their loved ones MORE. More personalized care, more innovative treatments, more time with family, more voices in the federal government and, most importantly, more hope. I am proud to be involved in helping continue the fight. I believe that business leaders have a responsibility to give back to the community. Your support of the Kidney Ball reinforces that belief.

2023 Kidney Ball Chair

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Attain Partners

Greg Baroni

Greg Baroni is the Founder and CEO of Attain Partners. In 2009, Mr. Baroni co-founded Attain, LLC. Following the sale of Attain’s Federal business division in 2021, he launched Attain Partners, with a continued—and expanding—dedication to the education, nonprofit, healthcare, and state and local government markets. He also is the founder and CEO of Attain Capital Partners and Attain Sports and Entertainment.

Before founding Attain, Mr. Baroni held various leadership roles at Unisys Corporation, including corporate senior vice president of the company and president of its Federal Systems and Global Public Sector Unit. During his tenure, the Federal Systems group achieved extraordinary results, doubling its revenue while achieving industry standard operating margins.

Previously, Mr. Baroni spent nearly 20 years at KPMG Consulting, departing the company as its senior vice president of Public Services, serving nonprofit, education, healthcare, and government clients. In this capacity, Mr. Baroni advised numerous organizations on critical business areas such as strategy, cost optimization, and distributed learning. He also led development, implementation, and integration projects involving enterprise-wide packaged solutions and development of software solutions, including grants management, cost allocation, property management, space utilization, and effort reporting software. In 1997, he helped to launch a distributed learning group known as Blackboard—now part of Anthology—that became a first-mover and an industry leader.

For more than 15 years, he served on the Board of AIR, leading the Investment, M&A, and Finance Committees as Chair. During his time on the Board, AIR saw revenue grow by 5X, established a capture and business development program, launched a proposal center, and went through three iterations of strategic planning.

Mr. Baroni has received numerous industry leadership awards such as the Fed 100, Fast Company’s Fast 50, Consulting Magazine’s Top 25, the Greater Washington Government Contracting Awards’ Executive of the Year, NVTC Tech 100 Executives, and the EY Entrepreneur of The Year in the Government Services, Small category for Greater Washington. He also led Attain to be recognized among Consulting Magazine’s 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Fastest Growing Firms and the publication’s 2017 and 2019 Best Firms to Work For, as voted on by the employees.

An active leader in the professional association community, Mr. Baroni also continues to actively serve the missions of our local charitable and industry organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Southern California.

Executive Committee

Manish Agarwal

CEO, LetusTango

Gretchen Berlin

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Associates

Yasmine Bonilla

Financial Planner, Raymond James Financial Services

Joe DePalma

Co-founder / Principal, Punch Digital Strategies

Gordon Lambourne

VP, Communications, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Erin Segreti

Attorney, Venable LLP

Brian Tillman

Co-founder / Principal, Punch Digital Strategies

Ellen Walsh

Partner, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief of Staff, Attain Partners

Lisa Anne Thompson Taylor

CEO, Board Veritas

NKF Staff

Michele Anthony

Executive Director
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Katherine Hughes

Community Outreach Coordinator
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Ashwani Jain

Program Director
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Giles “Teddy” Mosher

Development Manager
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