Potomac’s Male Movers & Shakers: Men You Should Know
Moussa Moaadel, celebrating his 50-year anniversary in the business, has been negotiating major sales in the Washington metropolitan area, concentrating in Potomac throughout his career. His drive and persistence have earned him the title of Emeritus of National Association of Realtors. He has had transactions with prominent celebrities and pillars of the community including ambassadors and President Gerald R. Ford at the time of his presidency. He enjoys spending his time with his toes in sand and sun on his back. Though he has traveled far and wide enjoying beaches across the world, Ocean City Beach remains his all-time favorite.
Sean Moaadel is a lifelong realtor whose career started as early as age 5, setting up “For Sale” signs in the yard of his father’s listings. Inspired by his childhood, Sean joined the family business and has become a major force in the real estate realm, closing deals on homes in Potomac, Bethesda and the surrounding areas in Montgomery County, Maryland. Sean’s amicable demeanor allows him to create and maintain client relationships with many residents and business owners in the community. His charm helps him close deals, but it’s music and nature that help his soul relax.
Many are familiar with Donnie Simpson and his captivating baritone voice, which they can hear weekdays on “The Donnie Simpson Show” on Majic’s 102.3 radio station. He has powered media for more than 40 years with a trailblazing radio career that started when he was just 15 years old before he relocated to the Washington, D.C., area in 1977. Then, he found himself on TV in front of the entire country—and some other countries as well—as the host of BET’s flagship show, “Video Soul.” The move led him to his first television gig, acting as backup on “George Michael Sports Machine.” He will soon celebrate 50 years in radio. While his resume is impressive, his biggest accomplishment is his family. “The greatest joy in life is spending time with my grandkids. It doesn’t get better than that.
The man behind Everett Hall Designs located in Chevy Chase has been a force in the fashion industry since the 1980s. His passion for the craft exudes through the high quality of his Italian-made suits. He has established himself as a luxury designer who travels internationally to source prestigious fabric for his clientele. His work has been highlighted and praised in major publications including USA Today, International Herald and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. He credits his success to his concentrated focus and clearly defined goals. “One of my great passions is personal development; learning and working to improve and become more efficient.”
The Spiritual Leader
Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt
Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt is a pillar in the Jewish community and the senior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek. He is president of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, director of Israel Policy and Advocacy for the Rabbinical Assembly, and was tapped by the JNF to head up and organize its Rabbis for Israel affinity group. He has held a number of leadership positions in Jewish organizations at both the local and national level. He has given the opening prayer as a guest chaplain for sessions of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the inaugurations of Maryland’s governors and Montgomery County Executives, both houses of the Maryland Legislature, and many other public gatherings. In 1988, he founded B’nai Tzedek that has grown to serve more than 600 families. As a dedicated spiritual leader to his community, he works tirelessly to support all those that count on him. However, he appreciates the time he spends with his wife, Symcha, their four children and grandchildren.
David Blair is a businessman and current candidate for the Montgomery County Executive. He started Catalyst Health Solutions in a one-room office that eventually grew into a Fortune 500 company that’s provided millions of Americans with affordable prescription drugs and access to quality health care. He was named Forbes America’s 15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 (years of age) and Under and the International Institute of Management list of Most Respected CEOs to name a few. In 2012, he traded in his CEO cap and shifted his attention to the needs of our local community, serving on boards, working with nonprofits, and focusing on empowering children with disabilities and early childhood education. With a family of eight, there is hardly a dull moment; when he isn’t working, he’s likely rooting for his kids from the sideline of a sporting event or canoeing through the Potomac River with a fishing rod in tow.
Dr. Blair Eig is a man of many talents. When he isn’t performing as a seasoned bass-baritone opera singer, he has been best known professionally for the past 17 years as the chief medical officer at Holy Cross Hospital where he started more than 30 years ago as a pediatrician. “I really believe in the mission of the hospital,” he says. Alongside his fellow performers, he enjoys being the comedic relief in productions put on by local opera companies. “Montgomery County supports the arts, and we’re happy and proud to live here.”
Dr. Ben Liu got his start in medicine as a psychology major at Johns Hopkins University. Shortly after entering the working world, he recognized his true passion was for dentistry. He went on to receive his doctorate in dental surgery from Columbia University, then earned a certificate in pediatric dentistry from a specialty program at New York University. In 2013, he opened the first of four Superkids Pediatric Dentistry locations in Alexandria, Virginia. The others are located in Potomac—the office opened in March—Rockville, Maryland, and Sterling, Virginia. Out of the exam room, he is a dedicated family man, avid traveler and self-proclaimed foodie.