Social Driver, among the country’s leading digital creative agencies, announced that its Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Anthony Shop, was selected to join the 2022 Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) cohort.
Established over 35 years ago, LGW has developed nearly 2,000 executive-level leaders from the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Suburban Maryland through its flagship offering, the Signature Program. It’s an intensive ten-month program that exposes professionals to regional civic issues through education, connection, and knowledge sharing. With the purpose to leverage collective knowledge and resources to make the Greater Washington region a more dynamic and collaborative community.
“I am honored to be selected as a member of the LGW Class of 2022. I have already met the most amazing leaders who are working to make a difference through this program, and I know we are just getting started,” Shop said.
Shop founded Social Driver in 2011 with his husband Thomas Sanchez, to help companies and nonprofits establish winning strategies with social media, websites, content, and advertising. The firm quickly established itself as a leader and was named the “7th fastest growing agency in the United States” by The Agency 100, “Supplier of the Year” by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, “DC’s Coolest Company” by DC Inno, and the “#1 LGBT-Owned Business” by The Washington Business Journal. Social Driver has earned its place as the trusted partner time and again by delivering game-changing results for hundreds of leading corporations and nonprofits, including Target, Amazon, Goodwill and UnidosUS. Shop also chairs the National Digital Roundtable.
Leadership Greater Washington is known for bringing together the DC area’s most visionary influencers across professions and geographies, uniting them for a shared purpose: taking on the DC region’s toughest problems.
“One of the Signature Program’s greatest strengths is the opportunity to bring together a diverse array of cross-sector leaders to address some of the region’s most pressing concerns. Anthony has already demonstrated his ability to build connections that make this impact possible, and we are thrilled to have him as part of the Signature Program Class of 2022,” said Doug Duncan (’15) President & CEO, Leadership Greater Washington.
Members of LGW’s 10-month Signature Program will connect with change-makers from a diversity of social, cultural, and professional backgrounds. Together, they will forge meaningful relationships, exchange trusted counsel, and cultivate progress from common ground to address the Greater Washington region’s biggest challenges. Whether it be affordable housing, public safety, or transportation issues, they will work collaboratively to make an impact.