Universal Access Leadership Award

Periodically, RAC recognizes members of the business community who have distinguished themselves by making modifications to their premises, thus creating safe and comfortable access for all customers. We also recognize those businesses whose new construction incorporates exceptional provisions to enable all customers to access their premises safely and comfortably.


Allan X. Aziz, Medical Center Manager, Member Experience, Kaiser Permanente, Reston, Virginia.  Award citation: “With gratitude for his committed leadership in securing exceptional accessible route improvements at the Reston Medical Center, including accessible parking spaces, signage and walkways, for safe and efficacious access for members and staff with mobility disabilities.” Presented October 18, 2021

ARC Management, Vienna, Virginia. Award citation: “In recognition of the creative accessible route improvements for safe and efficacious access to the Reston Association headquarters for members, guests and staff with mobility disabilities accomplished with the leadership of Sara Bowers, Assistant Property Manager, and Nicole Bradley, Senior property Manager.” Presented November 14, 2018.

Eric Levin, General Manager, Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston, Virginia. Award citation: “Presented to Eric Levin in recognition of and appreciation for the exceptional accessible route improvements, including accessible parking spaces, signage and walkways for safe and efficacious access for members and guests with mobility disabilities.” Presented November 14, 2018.

Kristina D. Petersen, Senior Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company, Herndon, Virginia.   Award citation:  “Presented to Kristina D. Petersen, Senior Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company, in recognition of accessibility improvements at Hunters Woods Village Center, Reston, Virginia, December, 2009.”  Presented May 26, 2010.

Reston Hospital Center.  Award citation:  “Presented to Reston Hospital Center in recognition of the exceptional accessible route improvements for safe and efficacious access for patients and guests with mobility disabilities, accomplished with the leadership of Tracey White, Vice President for Community & Government Relations and Jane E. Raymond, Chief Executive Officer.”  Presented August 14, 2013, at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Reston. 

Fazal J. Sirhandi, President, Convenience Marketing & Consulting, Inc., Reston, Virginia.  Award citation:  “Presented to Fazal J. Sirhandi, President, Convenience Marketing & Consulting, Inc., in recognition of exceptional provisions for serving customers with disabilities at Sunset Hills Sunoco, Reston, Virginia.”  Presented May 26, 2010.

South Lakes Village Center.  Award citation:  “Presented to South Lakes Village Center in recognition of the exceptional accessible route improvements for safe and efficacious access for customers with mobility disabilities, accomplished with the leadership of Meghan Connifey, Real Estate manager, CBRE, and Scott Russo, Senior Real Estate Manager, CBRE.”  Presented August 14, 2013.

Tetra Management Services, Reston, Virginia.   Award citation:  “Awarded to Tetra Management Services, Reston, Virginia, in recognition of accessibility improvements at Sunrise Valley Center, June, 2008”  Presented October 8, 2008.

Thompson Hospitality, Inc. Herndon, Virginia.  Award citation:  “Awarded to Thompson Hospitality, Inc., Herndon, Virginia, in recognition of accessibility improvements at American Tap Room, Reston, Virginia, August, 2008.”  Presented October 8, 2008.