Arlington Sports is now proud to have been promoting and organizing amateur and professional cycling events since 1998. As a 501-(c)-3, we are dedicated to the promotion and development of amateur and professional cycling, and work to ensure that the events we produce have wider impact than just with the athletes. In addition to providing the platform and outlet for competitive and non-competitive cyclists, all of our events offer a way to help give back to the community, and have raised money and awareness for a wide range of beneficiaries.
Robert Laybourn, President and Founder
Mr Laybourn’s interest and passion for the sport covers decades. From commuting to high school on his 10-speed to working at a bike shop job led to racing in Southern California. Mr Laybourn created the Clarendon Cup pro/am bike race in 1998. Over the years, it has grown and evolved to be nationally recognized. In addition to the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, Mr Laybourn created and promoted the Grand Cycling Classic for nearly 7 years, eventually serving as USA Cycling’s Professional Criterium Championships.
Brian Morra began racing at age 14 and competed on the road and the velodrome for many years. He still rides mountain and road bikes recreationally. He is a retired aerospace executive with nearly 40 years of experience. Currently he is chairman of the board of a biotechnology company and is also chairman of the board of an American subsidiary of a large Canadian aerospace firm. He provides strategy advice to a major consulting firm, mainly in the areas of organizational design and portfolio management.
Warren Brown is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of marketing and corporate communications experience. His achievements include extensive global branding and marketing achievements that range from Fortune 500 companies through initial start-up ventures. Warren is currently the Director of Market Positioning and Branding for The Boeing Company. Warren has served as a board member and marketing advisor to several companies within the software, cyber security, SatCom and Telecom industries.
Ed Ryan has lived in Washington, DC for over 40 years, and is completely immersed in its sports and business environments. On the business side, Ed practiced law in private practice for 20 years, and followed that with a 20 years career at Marriott International, the last 10 of which he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the giant lodging company. On the athletic side, Ed has rowed competitively in Washington DC for Potomac Boat Club, following a college rowing career at the University of Pennsylvania and a post-collegiate stint at Vesper Bot Club in Philadelphia. But throughout college, law school and work in Washington, Ed has been an avid cyclist at all levels, from sometimes racing to bike commuter to long distance touring. Most recently, Ed has been involved in the DC racing scene through his son, Connor, a Cat 1 rider on the Battley Harley team, where Ed is commonly found in the feed zones, and logging a few thousand car miles supporting the team at away races.
Jonathan Moneymaker is the President of Altamira, and leads their integrated Strategy, Operations and Sales team that oversees and manages all customer delivery and growth functions. Since joining Altamira in 2014, his past work as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer resulted in Altamira being selected as the GovCon Contractor for the Year in 2017 in the $75-$300 million category. Jonathan Moneymaker has primary responsibility for corporate strategy, business development and capture, solutions and research and development, marketing and communications, and legislative affairs. He has spent his entire career successfully growing and executing diverse portfolios of business, from start-up to Fortune 50, focused on creating value and delivering innovative solutions across dynamic commercial and federal markets and has been honored to directly support the US Intelligence and Special Operations Communities throughout his career.
David Brandt is Manager of the Space Experience Center for the Space, Missile Defense & Strategic Programs team at the Lockheed Martin Government Affairs office. In this capacity, Brandt serves as the creator and docent, and oversees the day-to-day operations of this Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company executive briefing and demonstration center.
He has served as a Business Developer at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (professional technical society) from 1997 to 1999, and from 1988 to 1997, he held increasingly responsible positions within the National Space Society (non-profit space advocacy organization), including serving as Executive Director in 1996-97.
Brandt serves as 2018-19 Chairman of the AIAA National Capital Section and is a member of the Washington Space Business Roundtable. He has also served on the Lockheed Martin Corporate Volunteer Council, and is on the Kent State University Alumni Association’s National Capital Chapter Board, and the Brooke Owens Fellowship Advisory Committee.