2019 Honorees

Kristina Bouweiri & Di Cook

Kristina Bouweiri

Kristina Bouweiri has served Loudoun County for more than 28 years as the President and CEO of Reston Limousine. She has been at the forefront of improving the county through her networking and philanthropic efforts. Through Reston Limousine alone, Kristina has overseen the donation of more than $1.5 million in in-kind services to charitable organizations. Inspired by her own success as a female CEO, Kristina founded Sterling Women and co-founded the Virginia Women’s Business Conference to empower fellow businesswomen in the Loudoun County area.  She also is a charter member of 100 Women Strong, which enhances the lives of Loudoun residents through its support of nonprofits in the county.

Despite tirelessly running a business, Kristina finds the time to contribute to the numerous organizations and boards she is a member of by recruiting and motivating others to get involved. She is a founding member of the Loudoun CEO Cabinet and has served on the boards of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, Loudoun Education Foundation, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Visit Loudoun and Leadership Loudoun.

Through these efforts she has personally helped raise more than $500,000 for charities in Loudoun County, nationally, and even internationally. Other notable efforts are the donation of over $200,000 Loudoun County charities through Sterling Women and more than $800,000 donated through the “Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate” and “Partini” events.

In addition to aiding philanthropic efforts in Loudoun County, Kristina is highly regarded as a passionately kind person. She frequently donates her time to speaking on panels and at events that help educate fellow businessmen and women who are looking to grow their operations in the Washington DC area. Kristina is always eager to share her personal experiences with others and uses her network to build connections for others in Loudoun County and beyond.

Di Cook

Di Cook is creative genius whose service to non-profit organizations in Loudoun County and all over the world has impacted the lives of countless children, veterans and their families, as well as supporters of the arts. Through her family foundation she supports organizations that provide food, health care and training to Loudoun County residents with the greatest need for life sustaining services.

Di is passionate about art and floral design. For more than 20 years, she has played leadership roles in organizations that support local artists and artistic projects, garden clubs and flower shows in our community and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is humble beyond belief, often working behind the scenes to ensure the success of an artist’s exhibit, a symphony performance, a flower show or a community event.

When Di served on the board of directors of The George C. Marshall International Center, she led the effort to engage the Garden Club of Virginia to create a plan for the restoration of Dodona Manor’s garden and grounds to their appearance during the years in which the Marshalls lived in Leesburg. During her years of service on the board of directors of Morven Park, our community benefitted from educational programs and events that increased tourism and enhanced visitors’ knowledge of the Loudoun County’s rich history. Di also was instrumental in involving the Garden Club of Virginia in the design and implementation of the plans for Morven Park’s gardens and grounds. She also served as president of the Loudoun Arts Council.

Di served in leadership positions in The Leesburg Garden Club and the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club, encouraging her fellow members to join her in giving of their time, talents and financial resources to showcase gardens and floral designers in Leesburg, Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She chaired the annual historic garden week tour which brought thousands of visitors from all over the country to Loudoun County, boosting tourism and creating opportunities for children, adults and seniors to enjoy the bounty of our community’s gardens.