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Congratulations to Alex Morash who recently joined the National LGBTQ Task Force as Director of Media and Public Relations.
At the Task Force, Morash will be responsible for handling media relations, and assisting the communications director with the organization’s messaging, including working on the Task Force’s 2018 annual Creating Change Conference, that will be held next month from January 24-28 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in D.C.
When accepting the position, Morash said, “I am really excited to join an LGBTQ organization so committed to progressive values and bringing into focus the needs of LGBTQ people of color, those with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged LGBTQ people. This age of resistance is such an important time to be involved in the fight for LGBTQ equality, and I think the National LGBTQ Task Force will be one of the main LGBTQ organizations to lead this fight, which is why I feel honored to work with everyone here.”
Prior to joining the Task Force, Morash was at Media Matters where he wrote about economic policy. Before that he was with NGP VAN Inc., as a national account executive and Innovative Policy Solutions as a press and communications consultant. He earned his bachelor of arts in political science from Framingham State College and his master’s in political science from Northeastern University in Boston. Among other volunteer work, Morash is an officer in the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.
Congratulations also to Brook Rose, owner of Brook Rose Development for winning an award from Delta Associates for Best Washington/Baltimore Boutique condominium community 2017 for his project The Helicopter Factory. Upon being notified of the award, Rose said, “I feel a great sense of gratitude to be recognized for helping create a special residential building that honors the property’s old history in a modern, yet timeless manner. It was a great team that made it happen.”
This isn’t the first award this project has won as it was named best condo project by Washingtonian in 2016. Rose has said about the project, “This exciting development includes extraordinary, industrial-inspired townhouse residences built within and adjacent to an early 20th century factory owned by the eminent inventor Emile Berliner.”
Berliner was best known for inventing an early sound recording device but he also invented and built an early version of the helicopter at his Gyro Motor Company on Girard Street. From 1907 to 1926, Berliner dedicated himself to improving the technologies of vertical flight through the development of a lightweight rotary engine.
Rose began designing and building luxury residential properties in Washington, D.C. in 2002. His goal was to intermix quality construction with exciting, timeless design. He says if you are committing time, effort and finances to building something, then you should put in the extra work and make it special. He has said, “A home, like a person, should have its own distinct personality and style, from top to bottom.”