In 2012, Rod Alba and Brian Coester met at Mortons for lunch and cigars. Shortly after, Jim Milano started to attend these lunch and cigar meetings. The three of them continued this habit about once a month for the next 2 years, inviting guests and colleagues from the DC metro area. Eventually, a small group formed consisting of Rod Alba, Brian Coester, Jim Milano, Norm Edwards, John Coester, and Frank Danna. The name of the group was “The Originals” representing the original five people that started meeting for lunch and cigars.
In 2014, Norm Edwards came up with the idea of hosting a formalized event and inviting everyone that previously attended our monthly lunches. From that suggestion, the “Inside the Beltway Social” was born.
The event is centered around gathering and socializing with local DC insiders within the mortgage banking industry and offering a great network of people to connect with; along with throwing one hell of a party.
2014 – First Inside the Beltway Social – Shelly’s Back Room
2015 – 2nd Inside the Beltway Social – Morton’s Steakhouse
2016 – 3rd Annual Inside the Beltway Social – W Hotel POV Lounge
2017 – 4th Annual Inside the Beltway Social – W Hotel POV Lounge
2018 – 5th Annual Inside the Beltway Social – Mortons Steakhouse
For all of those who have made this event such a great success, we thank you so much!
Rod Alba, Jim Milano, Brian Coester, John Coester, Frank Danna, Norm Edwards (R.I.P)